The Episcopal School in North Philadelphia


St. James School celebrated International Pi Day with the inspired help of Math Teacher Annie Lerew. Students learn about pi (representing the ratio between a circle’s circumference and diameter) by memorizing as many digits as they can.

Pi goes on forever as a decimal beginning with 3.14, and some students really go far with the challenge. While some can remember up to 40, 50 and 60 digits, sixth grader Joseph can now recite over 100 digits of the irrational number. Participants earned a special t-shirt and induction into the exclusive St. James Pi Club in its 2nd year of celebration.

Even staff and teachers got in on International Pi Day in a friendly face off to see who could memorize the most digits.