Bridge to Calculus

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Program Overview

Bridge to Calculus is a special partnership of the Boston Public Schools and Northeastern University, and it seeks highly motivated students. Bridge to Calculus is also a highly supportive course of study with daily assignments. The instructors are talented teachers from the Boston Public Schools and Northeastern University. College students will serve as mentors to the high school students. Students who complete the Bridge to Calculus summer program and enroll in the AP Calculus course at their high school will take the AP-AB Calculus exam or the AP-BC Calculus exam in 2019. Bridge to Calculus is supported by Massachusetts Insight Education, Mathematical Association of America, the Boston Public Schools, generous private donors and Northeastern University.

Bridge To Calculus 2019

The Calculus Field Day 2019 will take place on April 9th from 1 – 5 PM on the Northeastern University campus.

Northeastern University will work with a group of BPS high school students to prepare them to take the Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus course or a regular Calculus or Pre-calculus course during their senior year.

The summer program is free of charge, but interested students must apply. Students under 18 must have their parent/guardian consent to release photos, work, and grades for publicity/research purposes.

Attending students are expected to bring their own graphing calculator such as the TI 83/84 to class.

Financial Aid

Bridge to Calculus works closely with the organization The Bottom Line, which helps eligible students apply to college and obtain financial aid. We urge all students who apply to Bridge to Calculus to also consider applying to The Bottom Line.

For more information about the Bottom Line, click here.

How To Apply

More information on applications to come.

For further questions about the application process, please contact Ian Anderson at or Balkys Sicard at

Contact Us

For questions regarding the content of the program, or if you wish to let us know about any other problems or conflicts that would prevent your attendance, please contact:

Ian Anderson

Balkys Sicard


For questions about applying to the program or your application status, please contact:

Ian Anderson