Spirit of Math is an innovative leader in mathematics education, offering a system of after-school math classes for high-performing and gifted students.
With more than 30 years of success, Spirit of Math is changing the equation for math minds around the world, with after-school in-person classes, online programs, camps, training for educators, and an expanding series of math workbooks.
Since 1992, our students have been consistently placed on national and international mathematics honour rolls and our alumni have obtained scholarships from some of the world’s top universities.
In 1995, Kimberley Langen launched the first Spirit of Math class in the basement of her home, welcoming 35 students. The company has since grown into a global math education company with more than 11,000 students filling 40 campuses across Canada, the USA and Pakistan. Spirit of Math has been recognized by PROFIT 500 magazine for 6 consecutive years (2014 – 2019) as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies; Globe & Mail’s ranking for the “400 boldest businesses in Canada”, 2019. The CEO and Co-Founder, Kimberley Langen, was named an ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ finalist by EY and is a member of Chatelaine magazine’s W100 list of top female entrepreneurs, 2015.
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To promote co-operation, inspire confidence, and release the genius in every child.®
Offering a unique curriculum, Spirit of Math operates campuses and online courses across North America and Pakistan, teaching bright, gifted, and high-performing students in grades K-11 through weekly classes. The approach allows students to deepen and expand their understanding of math in a dynamic classroom setting. In addition, Spirit of Math offers one-week summer day camp programs that explore interesting math concepts, often integrating complementary partner programs such as engineering, robotics, and chess. Furthermore, Spirit of Math has expanded using the intensive principles of the math program to include Spirit of English and Spirit of Technology.
Spirit of Math produces the successful Releasing the Genius drill book series, “Math Problem of the Day” (mPOD) workbooks, and collections of math contests for use in contest preparation.
These workbooks are for use in the classroom, or at home for after-school or homeschool use. Teacher’s guides are also available.
Spirit of Math has enjoyed more than a decade of success training teachers at public and private institutions, ranging from the individual school level to entire boards or divisions.
The same successful methods used to train Spirit of Math teachers have been well-received by educators across North America.
Charles Ledger begins developing the Relocation Property, teaming up with fellow math educator and author Fraser Simpson to advance his four-element, non-spiral mathematics curriculum.
Charles Ledger is awarded:
1985 Claude Watson Award
1992 Rene Descartes Medal
1994 Prime Minister’s Award
Charles’ daughter, Kim Langen, launches the Spirit of Math after-school program in the basement of her home.
Spirit of Math Schools Inc. is officially incorporated by Gwen Ledger and her daughter, Kim Langen.
The first teachers and employees are hired, and enrollment reaches 200 students in one campus in Toronto.
The franchising division is incorporated, and the first 3 franchise locations open in Markham, Brampton, and Mississauga.
The Spirit of Math formal teacher training program begins
The first U.S. campus opens in Edison, New Jersey
Kim Langen is named a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award by EY Canada.
Kim Langen’s children Nathan and Kirsti are working with Spirit of Math, creating the third generation of Spirit of Math
Spirit of Math Pakistan now opens multiple campuses in Pakistan in collaboration with local schools.
Spirit of English and Spirit of Technology launched.
Spirit of Math and Stanford University’s SMILE partner to host the 21st International Math Contest. Releasing the Genius Inc. is incorporated.
Spirit of Math, Spirit of English and Spirit of Technology launch virtual classrooms online globally.
The second series of Releasing the Genius workbooks, “Math Problem of the Day” (mPod) is released.