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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Since Joshua has been attending JAMS his math skills have greatly improved. However, the improvement is not limited to just the math skills. His concentration has increased and his memory is also better. He is more confident and self-assured. He even brought his abacus to school one day to demonstrate how to use it. (His classmates were fascinated.) I am delighted that Josh is working with Ms. Sakabayashi. I am happy to endorse her program. -- Roberta Kaplan Israel