Special Programs

Speech and Debate

Speech is one of the first things people base their impressions on about others. Students equipped with speaking skills from debate are better at conveying ideas and delivering substantiated claims. Ivy Inspiration’s Speech and Debate class is designed to build confidence, poise, and self esteem for students of all ages. Our classes offer students the opportunity to practice and refine the skills of communication while developing the self-confidence needed to speak in front of an audience. Students will learn the art of persuasive speaking, argumentation, speech writing and presentation skills through these classes. Special emphasis will be placed on use of language, logic, voice, gesture, and organizational skills.

Math Olympiad

The Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools was created by Dr. George Lenchner in 1977 in hopes to provide an incentive for students to intensify their study of math. The purpose of the contest is: 

  1. To stimulate enthusiasm and love for Mathematics
  2. To introduce important Mathematical concepts
  3. To teach major strategies for problem solving
  4. To develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems
  5. To strengthen Mathematical intuition
  6. To foster Mathematical creativity and ingenuity
  7. To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges

At Ivy Inspiration, our expert instructors teach students how to tackle difficult problems without losing interest in math. This is a great course for students who want more challenge and a deeper understanding in various mathematical concepts. There are two divisions for the MOEMS:

     – Division E (Grades 4-6)

     – Division M (Grades 6-8)

For additional information, please visit www.moems.org.

Ivy Inspiration annually holds the contest at the Institute.


The mission of the MAA’s American Mathematics Competitions is to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem solving through a fun competition. Teachers and schools benefit from the chance to challenge students with interesting mathematical questions that are aligned with curriculum standards at all levels of difficulty. In addition, students gain the opportunity to learn and achieve through competition with students in their school and around the world.

Ivy Inspiration provides instruction in the following AMC exams:

     -AMC 8

     -AMC 10

     -AMC 12


For additional information, please visit http://amc.maa.org/

Book Club

Reading is vital to students throughout their educational journey.  Our Book Club encourages students to read and explore different genres. It gives students an opportunity to engage in respectful discussion and public speaking. Student’s interact with their peers which gives them a chance to receive peer reviews and recommendations. 


Writing Club

Our Writing Club is designed to foster creativity and excitement about writing. Writing club allows students to express and organize their thoughts into effective writing pieces, whether it be for school or as a hobby. This club is fit for aspiring authors and reluctant writers alike. We cover a wide range of topics and offer workshops using activities, group work, and even competitions.  


Math Kangaroo

Math Kangaroo is an international Math competition for students in grades 1-12. It takes place every year on the third Thursday of March. We prepare and work alongside students that would like to compete. For more information about the competition please visit:  http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/default.html