Our Mission: To discover, inspire, and develop the talents of middle school students with extraordinary gifts in mathematics.
Project MEGSSS has been a haven for mathematically-talented middle school students in St. Louis area for over 35 years. A highly qualified faculty, working with a superior curriculum, offers an academic challenge beyond traditional middle school offerings. Today, MEGSSS continues to expand opportunities. Currently, summer programs are available in both June and July in the St. Louis area, and after-school programs are available in both St. Louis and Rolla.
The Elements program is a closed program, open to 5th and 6th grade students, who are nominated by their school or their parents, and qualify by testing. The required Intro to Elements program, set up as a two-week summer camp, serves as the introduction to up to three years of after-school programming. After-school programs are currently available in Webster Groves and Creve Coeur to those who complete the summer camp. We hope to be in St. Charles during the 2017-18 school year.
One of our open programs, MathJam, is a two-week summer camp offered to all current 4th-7th grade students who are looking for challenging experiences in mathematics. Some of the more advanced classes have pre-requisites, to include the first year of Elements, but the majority of MathJam programs are open to any high-talent math student.
Adjunct programs are offered during the school year as interest develops. We currently offer two math competition preparation bootcamps, one for the AMC 8 in October/November, and the other for MATHCOUNTS in January/February. An open AMC 8 competition is held in November for students not taking the exam within their school.
The Rolla program operates independently under the auspices of the Kaleidoscope Discovery Center and holds programming during the school year only.
Project MEGSSS operates as a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 corporation with oversight by a Board of Directors.