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Abacus vs. Kumon


It seems that there are as many unique teaching and tutoring approaches out there as there are children! And while many of them are similar, it’s important to make distinctions between the various styles – especially when your child’s education is the concern! Because everyone learns differently, as a parent it’s important to understand

Register Now for Summer Abacus Camp!


Registration is Now Open! Register Today!! Register as a New Student  ::  Register as a Returning Student Summer Camp - 6/27-8/18 (8 weeks) Tuesday-Friday Beginner 3:30-4:30, 6-7pm Tuition: $720 Intermediate, PreAdvanced, and Advanced 4:30-6pm Tuition: $360 Homework option 4 weeks - $125 8 weeks - $250 There is no make up week, just make up

Fall Term Tuition Increase


The tuition will be increased by $15 for Intermediate to Advanced Levels, and $30 for Beginner Level, beginning with Fall Term 2017.

JAMS Mentor Program


We are excited to launch, beginning with Spring Term, a Mentor Program for new JAMS parents and parents of students who are having difficulty advancing or other issues. The goal of this program is to help our students, and student families, to succeed, and we believe it will benefit the entire JAMS family. To participate:

Upcoming Dates for Srping/Summer/Fall 2017


*Note – We will no longer be offering in-house exams. You must sign up for the League of Soroban Education of America exam one month before exam week. 3/27 - New student orientation, 5pm - 6pm 3/28 – 6/3 – Spring Term 5/6 – Sign up deadline for the League of Soroban Education of America

Summer Camp


This year our Summer Camp offering will be 8 weeks long, and be held on Tuesdays through Fridays from June 27 through August 18. Students may attend once or twice per week. There will be no make-up week, but students can make up as they go. Dates: 6/27 - 8/18 Tuesday - Friday Beginner Level:

Achyutan Veeraraghavan Recognized as Talented & Gifted in Mathematics


JAMS is proud to share the news that one of our students, Achyutan Veeraraghavan, was recently recognized by the Beaverton School District as Talented and Gifted (TAG) in Mathematics. Achyut first enrolled at JAMS back in early 2016, and according to his mother, his skills have increased exponentially since then. In addition, his ability to

Success Adds up at Abacus Masters ’17!


Abacus Masters ’17 was a great success, made possible by our great students (83 students participated), families and volunteers. Our gratitude goes out to all who helped with the event and brought their support for the students. Our goal is to deliver an event that will showcase student skills, as well as providing an environment

It’s Not Just About Winning


My little one started Abacus when she was in Kindergarten (2015). By mid-1st grade, her enthusiasm began to waver. However, she won a prize at the 2016 JAMS abacus competition, and that made her want to continue for another term. The excitement of winning a prize quickly wore off and she again lost interest, so

Abacus Masters ’17


The annual competition - Abacus Masters - will be held in February 2017. This is a mandatory event for all JAMS students, and students from other states will also be participating. We'll be at the same venue as last year and more details will be coming to you over weeks leading up to the event.

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