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Fall 2019 Semester

LYCAL Fall 2019 classes will start Tuesday, 9/3, after school and weekend. Fall session registration has started. Go to https://www.lycalma.org/register to register.


The classes for elementary students are Grade K-5 MandarinGrade 2-5 Fun Math, Grade 4-5 Speech/Debate, Math Olympiads, PreAlgebra, Basic Math (basic Geometry, Number Theory, and Counting & Probability), etc. There will be new Mandarin classes for Grades 6-7. All classes are taught by professional instructors with many years of experience.

The new Speech/Debate classes will be taught by Stuart Pink, a world-class speaker and speech coach. In 2012, he achieved 3rd place in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and has won the eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island District Speech Contest four times. He regularly coaches TEDx speakers and speech contest winners, and believes that public speaking is an essential skill for success in life and that everyone can learn how to communicate effectively and have fun while doing it. The classes are offered on Thursdays to students in grades 4-5 and grades 6-8.

There are many math enhancement and competition classes for middle and high schoolers:

  • AMC10/AIME and a new class, Advanced Math III / IV, by Xiaopeng Gong. This new Advanced Math class is for LHS students between Math III and IV.

  • Advanced Math II / III and Algebra I, by Dr. Alimi.

  • Other new classes such as PreAlgebra, Algebra II, Number Theory, Geometry, Intermediate Algebra, middle school math competition, etc. by John Zhu.

Dr. Zhu was the coach for 2016-2018 Diamond School MathCounts team. His team was in the top three in the State during those years (right after Clarke). Recently, there have been LYCAL student(s) advancing to MathCounts National and/or US(J)MO each year. More information is available on the Math Achievement page.

Class tryout is available for the first lesson. Please contact us in advance.


Summer School 2019

The 2019 Full-Day Summer School will have 4 sessions: June 19-21, August 5-9, 12-16 and 19-23. Classes and activities are offered to Grades 1-8 (as of Fall 2019), from 8am to 6pm. Morning classes (9am-12pm) will include Math (Middle School Math Competition, Fun Math), Speech & Debate, English Writing, Drawing, and Chinese. Afternoon activities (1-4pm) will include Lego Robotics, Hand Crafts, and International Chess, etc. During the week of August 5-9, Stuart Pink, a world-class speaking coach, will teach the Speech & Debate Classes to 4th-7th graders. During the week of August 19-23, the only available morning classes will be Middle School Math Competition and Drawing; afternoon activities will continue normally. Registration has started.

For more information on the summer program, please go to the links below:

Math Competition Class

English Writing Class

Speech & Debate Class

Full Day Program


winter 2019 semester

Classes for the new winter semester will start on Wednesday, January 2. The new AMC 10 / AIME and Advanced Math classes will be offered on Saturday morning. For more information, please check out the weekly class schedule or course list for more information, or e-mail info@lycal.us to sign up for a trial class.