The Village School, middle school for girls in Charlottesville, is a place for girls to discover their strengths, find their voices, and grow into confident, self-reliant, and intellectually curious learners.

The school is hosting the 12th annual Girls Excelling in Math Tournament at Walker Upper Elementary School on Saturday, April 29th. School-based teams of 4th through 8th grade girls across Charlottesville and Albemarle will come together to compete in solving math and engineering problems. Dr. Kathryn Thornton, faculty at UVA Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and member of the Astronaut Hall of Fame, will be a guest speaker.

The GEM Tournament aims to provide a fun, challenging mathematics experience for all Charlottesville girls that will spark a love of math that will stay with them throughout their lifetimes.

For more information, you can go to their website,, and click on “GEM.”