Junior Math Olympiad


Does your child love math, problem-solving, competing, and being part of a team? Then become a mathlete and join the Math Olympiad team! Math Olympiad will push and challenge your child while also participating in fun math challenges and competitions.


Your school’s Math Olympiad Team is an in-person, after-school math competition team for students in 4th through 6th grade. Training sessions will be held in-person, one day per week from 3:00pm.-4:00 p.m. on our school campus. This program will last from September to April. Students on the Math Olympiad Team will have the opportunity to participate in up to four math competitions, including MOEMS, Mathzilla!, and Math Field Day. 


This year we have space for a maximum of 35 students per team. If your child is interested, please complete the interest list  by Friday, September 8, 2023. Once the Interest List closes on September 8th, students will be placed on teams based on district-wide criteria (see below). Interest List Sign-Up does not guarantee a place on the team. Based on the number of students interested, a waitlist may be formed. Once teams have been formed, students and parents will be notified  with instructions for how to register and process donations. Class will start the week of September 18th, 2023 , pending final decisions regarding our teacher coach team.


Every student is welcome to express interest in one of the 35 spots on the team! Team selections are prioritized in the following way: 

  • Participation in the LCUSD GATE program
  • 2022-2023 mathematics CAASPP scores for 4th- 6th graders
  • 2022-2023 mathematics grades for 4th-6th graders


Please note that Math Olympiad is not a math remediation course or a child-care option. Although this is a recreational after-school activity, Math Olympiad will be an enjoyable experience for students who possess strong math skills and enthusiasm for problem-solving. For those who secure a spot on the team, we ask for a donation of $300 for the season (September to April). This donation covers the cost of the program including teacher compensation (preparation and instruction), MOEMS program fees, snacks, and awards. Donations are non-refundable once Math Olympiad season starts. 


Important Dates:


The week of August 28th - Interest List opens

Friday, 9/8/23 - Interest List closes

Week of 9/18/23  - Training sessions start

Week of 4/22/23  - Training sessions end



PCY Math Olympiad classes take place on Thursdays from 3:00-4:00pm.
4th Grade - Coach Block in Room B502
5th Grade - Coach Hong in Room 30
6th Grade - Coach Khanlarian in Room 27


Thank you for your interest in joining this program.


For more information or questions:

please email the Math Olympiad Coordinator and GATE teacher, Desiree Banta, at dbanta@lcusd.net


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