Welcome to the
Santa Barbara Math Ellipse
for Junior High School students,
organized by SB Family School,
started in the Fall of 2010.

The Santa Barbara Math Ellipses are a set of Math Circles that began with a math circle for
high school students
in January 2010, and expanded to include a math circle for
middle school students in September 2010. Due to the creation of the upper elementary school math circle in 2013, the middle school math circle was theoretically converted to a junior high
math circle, but was actually replaced.  In Jnauray 2016, it is being reinstated as a middle school math circle (but the website will say junior high until the graphics get redone).

Math Circles offer collaborative explorations of intriguing mathematical topics beyond the
curriculum to kids who love math.
For lots more information about Math Circles in general, and the Santa Barbara Math Ellipse
in particular, please read the about page.

The Santa Barbara Math Ellipse for junior high schoolers meets once a week after school,
at SB Family School in Goleta (which is walking distance from Goleta Valley Junior High School).
It's open to any interested junior high school student in the Santa Barbara area, and to some 6th graders.  (Most 6th graders should be in the upper elementary one.)

In order to attend the Santa Barbara Math Ellipse, you must first register.