Welcome BEAM Alumni!

What's Coming up?

Click below for a full list of upcoming events and deadlines.


BEAM Essay Writing workshop

Come to understand what really makes an essay good!  You will learn important ideas in writing, and you will also do some writing and then workshop it with others to learn from each other.

What: Essay Writing Workshop
When: Saturday, September 23

  • 8th grade: 12:30pm-2:30pm OR 2:30pm-4pm
    Please pick the time that does not conflict with your SHSAT class!
  • 9th and 10th grade: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Where: NYU (Courant Institute), 251 Mercer St., Room 109.


BEAM high school info session (8th graders)

The high school application process in NYC is a maze! But BEAM has the inside scoop and all the information you need in order to apply to the best schools. 

Want to know which high schools are right for you? Follow these steps to optimize your success!

1. Come to our HS info session:

When? Saturday, September 9th, 11am-12:30pm

Where? Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St., Room 109

2. Sign up for a one-on-one appointment and work with BEAM to build your high school list and create an individualized list of "best-fit" schools!

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WHEN YOU COME TO YOUR APPOINTMENT, YOU MUST BRING YOUR TRANSCRIPT WHICH INCLUDES: GRADES, TEST SCORES AND ATTENDANCE RECORD.

Appointments are available on 9/9 (right after the info session!), 9/14, 9/21 and 9/22.

You will receive an email reminder and text reminder about your appointment. Please ensure that your contact information is up to date with BEAM so we can stay in touch with you! 


Beam SHSAT prep Class (Rising 8th graders)

Planning on taking the SHSAT? Our prep class will help you practice and improve for the test and get you into a specialized school! It's easier to prepare together than it is to prepare by yourself!  Come to BEAM and we can work together.

What: Practice for the SHSAT in October
When: Saturdays, August 19th - October 14th, 10am - 12pm or 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Where: Courant Institute at NYU, 251 Mercer St.


BEAM Last Dollar Fund

Is an expense of less than $100 preventing you from doing something amazing? BEAM now has a need-based scholarship for BEAM alumni who are seeking to further their math and science educations.

Metrocard? New York Math Circle fee? Books at CTY? Something else? If your family would have trouble paying for it, apply here:

The BEAM Last Dollar Fund can also provide free MetroCards to BEAM events if you would have trouble paying for them.


Office Hours: Every Thursday, 3pm-8pm (grades 8-12)

Come to Office Hours to talk to us about anything you're working on:

  • Studying for the SATs
  • Homework
  • Fun math problems
  • Applications to other programs
  • College applications or making your college list
  • And anything else!

Office Hours begin on Thursday, August 31 and run every Thursday, 3pm-8pm (except Thanksgiving).  You may come anytime!


Saturday Office Hours (grades 8-12)

Come to Saturday office hours to get help with anything you'd bring to Thursday office hours. Or just to come study with us! We'll be in room 102 at the Courant Institute at 251 Mercer St on the following Saturdays from 1pm5pm.

  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 4 (changed from November 11)
  • December 2