The goal of the Mathematics Department is to develop the mathematical talents of each student. Our curriculum encourages academic excellence and fosters a love of learning, critical thinking, analytical reasoning, precise expression and a healthy spirit of achievement. It challenges each student according to her ability by offering courses that provide a well‐rounded background in fundamentals as well as honors and advanced placement opportunities. As a college‐preparatory school, we strongly recommend that all students take four years of mathematics. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Curriculum and Evaluation Standards promotes the use of technology on a regular basis. The Mathematics Department supports the Council by requiring each student to own a TI‐84 Plus graphing calculator as part of her equipment in mathematics classes, thus enabling her to come to a better understanding of mathematics concepts. Emphasis is placed on applications at all levels of instruction. PSAT and SAT needs are addressed.