League for Soroban Education of America
The League was established with 7 abacus schools in 1997. Our organization's purpose is to set some standard to educate young minds in basic mathematical computations with abacus, called SOROBAN. Our organization provides systematic level tests(20levels), as students continue to improve their abacus and mental calculation skills. These skills are applied in many areas such as, school work, shopping, etc.
At many of our member schools, younger children as small as 4 year-old get started with abacus education. As to master any kind of skill, one has to consume quite a few hours for practices. Abacus education is no exception.
Members get together in August each year to have a business meeting and a contest. This contest is one of the highest level in the US that anybody can participate in to compete their skills. You can take a look at past results on this site and some on YouTube.
Current members have their abacus schools and branches in major US cities and Canada. We are recruiting more members in various other cities. So, if you are interested in promoting abacus education in your area, contact us. Membership is limited to the USA and Canada.