Math Academy

Please note: this program is only offered at the downtown location of the University of Toronto

Math Academy Students


The Math Academy Programs are aimed at providing Grades 9 – 12 students with experience in Mathematics and Mathematics Research. The program strives to introduce students to concepts not typically covered in the standard curriculum.

Students will gain knowledge and skills in various aspects of mathematics and will have a chance to meet with members of the department currently involved in mathematics research.

The purpose of this program is to introduce students to an in-depth topic which is not normally covered in the curriculum. Rather than lectures, the program will be run with a heavy “discovery” component, where students do most of their learning by working on carefully selected problems to figure results by themselves. The topic will be creative, fun, and somewhat abstract; in other words, what mathematicians consider “real math”.


The Math Academy is currently offered twice per year, each with different content. Successful applicants to the March Break program are automatically accepted to the Summer program.

  • March Break: March 12 - 16, 2018
  • Summer (August): August 13 - 17, 2018

The Academy runs from 9am - 4pm, Monday to Friday.

All students are provided with snacks and a break from 12 - 1pm each day for lunch (not provided).


The cost of the program is $325+tax for the week. Bursaries applications are available on our Bursary Application page.


All sessions will take place at the downtown campus of the University of Toronto

Exact location details will be sent to registered participants prior to the start of the first class


Students must first apply for the program and be accepted in order to register. Successful applicants will be informed of their acceptance as soon as possible. Applications are taken on an on-going basis until spaces are filled.

Please note the application consists of two parts, the form found below and a completed quiz. Applications for both the March Break and August Math Academy are due Sunday, February 4, 2018.

Bursaries are available for this program. Further information can be found on our Bursary Application page.