Abacus Class Information & Schedules

abacus classesAbacus classes meets once per week for a total 11 weeks of in-class instructions and 12th week is for make-up classes.

All make-up classes are held at the end of the term and will be notified by email.

We have four terms and two camps during the year. Fall, Winter and Spring are 12 weeks and Summer is 8 weeks long. Camps are held during Winter and Summer breaks.

  • Please note: Tuition is due in FULL one week before the term starts. A late fee of $25 will be assessed to your tuition for payment received after the first day of class
  • Make-Up Classes will be schedule by JAMS via email notice.
  • No regular classes during Make-Up Week – Monday through Wednesday only. 3 make up classes per child for excused absences and public holidays.

Mar. 28 – June. 15, 2016

Level

Day/Time

Beginner
Tue. thru Fri. – 3:30 – 4:30

Tue. – 6:00 – 7:00

Wed. – 6:00 – 7:00

Thu. – 6:00 – 7:00

Sat. –10:00 – 11:00

Sat. (3 classes) – 9:30-10:30 / 10:30-11:30 / 11:30-12:30pm

Intermediate
Tue. & Fri. – 4:30 – 6:00
Pre-Advanced
Thu. 4:30 – 6:15
Advanced
Wed – 4:30 – 6:30

Events & Closures

  • 3/28 – 6/3 – Spring Term
  • 4/28 – Sign up deadline for the League of Soroban
    Education of America exam
  • 6/6 – 6/10 Exam Week*
  • 6/13, 14, 15 Make Up Week
  • 6/16 – Summer Camp Registration Deadline
  • 6/16 – Fall Term Registration Deadline (If not taking
    Summer Camp)
  • 8/16 – Fall Term Registration Deadline (If taking
    Summer Camp)
  • 6/27 – 8/18 – Summer Camp
  • 9/13 – 11/19 – Fall Term

Session 1: 6/27-8/26

Level

Day/Time

Beginner
  • Tuesday: 3:30-4:30pm, 6:00-7:00pm
  • Wednesday: 3:30-4:30pm
  • Thursday: 3:30-4:30pm, 6:00-7:00pm
  • Friday: 3:30-4:30pm
All Other Levels
  • Tuesday: 4:30-6:30pm
  • Wednesday: 4:30-6:30pm
  • Thursday: 4:30-6:30pm
  • Friday: 4:30-6:30pm

 Adult Class (NEW!)

  • Saturday 10:00-11:30
  • June 28th through August 27th

Please contact us for the details! info@jamsportland.com or call 503.419.8040

Makeups: There is no makeup week in summer. Summer classes are smaller, so if your student needs to be absent, just let us know, and they can make it up during another class.
Non-beginners: These students can come any day, Tuesday-Friday. They will just study for their respective times, starting at 4:30pm. (Intermediate: 1 hour 30 min, Pre-Advanced: 1 hour 45 minutes, Advanced: 2 hours.)
Tuition: Rates will be discounted because the term is shorter than our normal terms. Once-a-week students are $380, and twice-a-week beginners are $760.

Events & Closures

  • 6/16  Summer Term Registration Ends
  • 6/16 – Fall Term Registration Deadline (If not taking
    Summer Camp)
  • 8/16 – Fall Term Registration Deadline (If taking
    Summer Camp)
  • 6/27 – 8/18 – Summer Camp
  • 9/13 – 11/19 – Fall Term

Sept. 13 to Dec. 8, 2017

Level

Day/Time

Beginner
Tue. thru Fri. – 3:30 – 4:30

Tue. – 6:00 – 7:00

Wed. – 6:00 – 7:00

Sat. –10:00 – 11:00

Sat. –11:00 – Noon

Intermediate
Tue. & Fri. 4:30 – 6:00
Pre-Advanced
Thu. 4:30 – 6:15
Advanced
Wed. 4:30 – 6:30

 

 

Events & Closures

  • New! Prep class for all the new students: 9/12 Monday, 5:00 – 6:00
  • New! Intermediate (multiplication/division) boosting weeks: Week 3 and 4
  • 8/16 – Fall Term Registration Deadline (If taking
    Summer Camp)
  • 6/27 – 8/18 – Summer Camp
  • 9/13 – 11/19 – Fall Term
  • 10/29 – Sign up deadline for the League of Soroban
    Education of America exam
  • 11/21 to 26 – Thanksgiving Holiday
  • 11/29 – 12/2 – Exam Week*
  • 12/6 to 8 – Make Up Week
  • 12/13 to 16 – Winter Camp

Jan. 3 – March. 23, 2018

Level

Day/Time

Beginner
Tue. thru Fri. – 3:30 – 4:30

Tue. – 6:00 – 7:00

Wed. – 6:00 – 7:00

Sat. –10:00 – 11:00

Sat. –11:00 – Noon

Intermediate
Tue. & Fri.  – 4:30 – 6:00
Pre-Advanced
Thu. 4:30 – 6:15
Advanced
Wed. 4:30 – 6:30

Events & Closures

  • 12/9 Winter Term Registration Ends & Tuition Due
  • 12/18 – 1/2 Closed
  • 1/3   Winter Term Starts
  • 2/17 Spring Registration Begins
  • 2/26 – Abacus Masters ’17 – JAMS Annual Competition
  • 3/7 – 3/10 Final Week of Regular Scheduled Classes for Intermediate, Pre-Advanced & Advanced
  • 3/24 – Spring Term Registration Ends & Tuition Due
  • 3/14 – 3/18 Final Week of Regular Scheduled Classes for Begninners
  • 3/14 – 3/17 Exam Week for Intermediate, Pre-Advanced and Advanced
  • 3/21 – 3/23 Make-Up Week – No Regular Classes in Session
  • 3/24 – 3/27 – Closed – Spring Break

Dec. 13 – Dec. 17, 2016 (4 days)

Level

Day/Time

Beginner
Tue. thru Fri. – 3:30 – 4:30

 

Tue. thru Fri. – 6:00 – 7:00

All other levels
Tue. & Fri.  – 4:30 – 6:00
  • Contents: This camp focuses on math skills. Students will get a math workbook which meets each student’s level.
  • Tuition: $195 (includes a math workbook)
  • Events & Closures

    • 11/18  Winter Camp Registration/Tuition Due
    • 12/9 Winter Term Registration/Tuition Due
    • 12/13 – 12/17 Winter Camp
    • 12/18 – 1/2 Closed – Holidays

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12746195_10207933202903671_1938170412_nMy parents first enrolled me in JAMS when I was very little (around kindergarten), and during the first few years that I took the class they became amazed that I could calculate arithmetic problems involving high-digit numbers at very fast speeds, all in my head. So I continued to learn abacus from Miwako-sensei until high school when I unfortunately became too busy to attend anymore. Even so, throughout all my years at JAMS, I grew attached to the class and abacus became second nature to me. I like math, and I love using the mental skills I learned from abacus to solve math problems easily. I also liked the system of levels in the class, and I would strive to work hard to hone my skills and move on to the next “level” of my abacus training.   Over time, however, I began to realize that abacus class was so much more than just solving math problems in your head; it is about refining your mental focus and thinking. I am very grateful that I took abacus because it has tremendously helped me not only in my schoolwork, but also in my other activities. One of my passions is computer programming, and abacus has helped me develop an efficient way of thinking about how to create a program to solve a problem. I used my passion for programming in high school to found and lead a computer club in high school, and we even won a $5000 grant for the school from an app design competition from Verizon. This is how abacus has impacted my life; the skills I have learned and the mentality I have developed has helped me through high school. Now, I am attending the University of Washington intending to major in Computer Science, and I know that abacus will continue to help me in the future.   Thank you, Miwako-sensei, for not only helping me learn how to use the abacus, but also for teaching me incredibly valuable skills that will help me throughout my life. You pushed me to work hard and do my best in class, and I became more determined and confident in myself because of that. Abacus became a way of thinking for me, and I greatly appreciate the time and effort you put in to ensure that for me and your other students. Also, now that whenever my parents need help quickly figuring out discount prices or taxes, they will also know whom to thank as well.   But sincerely, thank you again Miwako-sensei for bringing abacus into my life.   --Fatih Ridha -- Fatih Ridha (University of Washington 2018)