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Commitment to Math Excellence:
28 days during the summer.  
28 days x 7 hours a day = one full year of
math course work!*

*Our courses are aligned with California Common Core!


Since 1989, the Valdés Math Institute has offered both middle-school and high-school students a unique, math-intensive program over 7 weeks each summer.  In addition to a focus on building individual math skills, classes focus on study skills, problem solving, and collaborative learning.  As a result, our students are enabled to advance at least one full-grade level in math and be ready for Common Core Integrated Math 1 success (at a minimum) as they enter high school, with the ultimate goal of their taking and passing Calculus prior to graduation.

Valdés Math Institute is for Middle and High School students primarily from Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, covering Basic Math through Pre-Calculus.  Classes are held at local college and university campuses (to the extent possible depending on available space), providing an environment that promotes college awareness and attendance.

Thank you to the following campuses for hosting our 2019 summer programs!

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Stanford University San Jose City College Evergreen Valley College

Thank you also to our amazing supporters!!!

We are passionate about math and learning!

The Valdés Math Institute was founded more than a quarter-century ago, and it has brought thousands of students from overwhelmed schools and underprivileged neighborhoods to grade level and beyond in math.

Below is a quote from The White House Initiative On Educational Excellence for Hispanics:
"Today, nearly one in four students in our nation’s public schools is a Hispanic youth. Making sure these young people have the opportunity to achieve their dreams isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s also a matter of our shared success as a country. In just the next few decades, Hispanics will represent nearly one in three American workers. It’s clear; the future of our nation is closely connected to the future of our Hispanic communities. When we lift up the Hispanic community, we strengthen our nation. When we create more ladders of opportunity, we provide the chance for all Americans to reach their greatest potential."


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We are WASC Accredited!

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Need to contact us?  Call our office! 

(408) 758-8831

The Valdés Math Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a comprehensive math education to middle and high school students, particularly for underrepresented-in-math students, to achieve academic success at the highest course level possible. 

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