What happens when Leonardo Da Vinci has a conversation with Galileo? Or when Thomas Hobbes chats with Catherine the Great? The 7th graders applied their knowledge of the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution by embodying a great mind from one of these eras. By reenacting the Italian and French “salon” of(…)
Bob Oxenburgh, Director of Finance and Facilities, will be retiring at the end of the school year after nearly a decade of service to The Athenian School. Among Bob’s many accomplishments and contributions: creating a “shadow endowment” for the school by money saved from greening efforts; getting Athenian 70% off the grid; converting 60% of(…)
This morning, The Athenian School paused from our daily routine to acknowledge and reflect on yesterday’s events at the Boston Marathon. “In some ways, it matters less what we say in these moments, than that we’re sitting here together, side by side,” Head of School Eric Niles opened the all-school 6th-12th meeting. Eric began by(…)
A behind-the-scenes look at The Athenian Wilderness Experience: climbing Mt. Ubehebe, learning how to cook on a camp stove, rock climbing, crossing the “Racetrack,” pitching tents, reading maps and navigating terrain, clearing trails, and of course, hiking. Thank you to Haley, Grace, Gabby, Helen, Ethan, Rafi, and Phoebe for sharing your photos! Jump to: Desert(…)
Rebecca Mieliwocki hit the nail on the head. This is exactly why I love working in the Middle School. It takes a special kind of person to not only want to work with this population but to really love the work; and The Athenian Middle School is full of them. –Jessica Donovan, Head of Middle School(…)
by Eric Niles, Head of School
I have learned first-hand these last ten days something that numerous Athenian parents have told me in the past—that AWE is a deep and moving experience for the parents of participants, not just for the students themselves. I am growing even though I have no pack on my back.
Puerto Rico 7th Grade Mountain Biking San Francisco Academy of Science Horseback Riding and Hiking in Bodega Bay China Upper School More MS China trip photos.
Washington, DC 8th graders Puerto Rico 7th graders China 7th graders Ireland Bow-making Kitchen Chemistry Ooblek
The Athenian Speech Team had a standout performance at the Golden Gate Speech Association State Qualifying tournament this weekend in Union City. Over 30 schools and 300 students participated, including three from Athenian. This is a varsity event and schools send only their top competitors. In Varsity Original Oratory, sophomore Kelia H. competed in three(…)
Not only do Athenian teachers have a lot to share with their students, they also have a lot to offer the greater educational community. Athenian invests in and even requires professional development, encouraging employees to widen and/or deepen their craft. This year, the faculty decided to rearrange the schedule to allow the entire Upper and(…)
Urinetown premieres tonight. Don’t miss it! The Athenian School Drama Department presents: Urinetown The Musical Bring your pennies all the way to Urinetown the Musical! Join the Drama Department for a night full of action, romance, music, and revolutionary humor! Imagine all the fun of Monty Python mixed with the inspiration of Les Miserable and(…)
Congratulations to the wrestling team! The boys finished the regular season undefeated in the BCL-East. Last night, they beat St. Patrick-St. Vincent of Vallejo 48-18. They have qualified for the North Coast Dual tournament this Saturday at El Molino High School. Good luck, wrestlers!
Athenian hosts International Night every year. Beginning with a feast, families enjoy favorite dishes from around the world. Following, students put on a talent show of sorts, showcasing song and dance from a variety of cultural traditions. This year’s performance featured students from Taiwan, Japan, Sweden, United States, Thailand, and Korea with special performances in(…)
Last weekend, Athenian teamed up with The Urban Farmers to begin the process of planting a fruit orchard below Athenian’s baseball field. Take a look at the video above made by Siamack of The Urban Farmers to see the progress that’s been made so far. The next opportunity to get involved with this community project is(…)
Two Athenians are currently studying abroad with sister Round Square schools in the United Kingdom. Tope F. ’13 is studying at the Abbotsholme School in England and Lauren S.D. ’15 is at The Gordonstoun School in Scotland. Both Tope and Lauren will be in England and Scotland for about two months and will be chronicling(…)
Jamey Smart ’14 was featured on CSN Bay Area’s Cal Hi Sports for his nomination for the Student Volunteer Award. The Volunteer Award, sponsored by Lexus of Stevens Creek, recognizes student athletes who champion the spirit of volunteerism. Jamey was nominated for his international experiences focused around baseball. Between a service trip to El Salvador(…)
Athenian launched an equestrian team this year. They had their first horse show this past weekend and all the riders ribboned in every class. Athenian’s equestrian team participates in Hunt Seat, a form of English riding. Competitions include both flat and over fences for show hunters (horses) and participants are judged on the horse’s movement(…)
2012, the Mayans got it wrong
What happened? Let’s lay it out in this song
Mitt Romney tried to win, but he lost to Barack
Whatever happened with the war in Iraq?
Romney slammed the 47%, so Obama got a job
Banks had to pay the people they robbed
People figured out that you only live once
And if you believed in the apocalypse, you looked like a dunce
Athenian Alum is White House Intern from https://www.athenian.org/ 1/3/2013 Pantea Faed ’08 serves in the Office of the First Lady. After learning that Pantea is serving as a White House intern, we posed several questions and her answers are below. Athenian: Describe a typical day in your work as an intern. Pantea: Working as an(…)
Interested in attending The Athenian School? It’s not too late to apply! Come to Athenian’s Open House in January or give the Admission office a call to learn more about the application process. Request Admission information here. December 2012 If you have already completed some or all of these steps, congratulations! Since important admission dates(…)
The Before Columbus Foundation, in partnership with C-SPAN, honors a select group of authors annually for “outstanding contributions to American literature.” This year, Athenian Humanities teacher Karla Brundage was asked to present the award to Rob Nixon for his Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. Karla, an author herself, introduced Nixon: “Nixon has(…)
The 7th annual Darfur Benefit Show was a fantastic display of Athenian talent last night. Faculty, staff, and students donated handmade items for auction and more than 30 students performed musical and dance ensembles. The performances were peppered with informational speeches about the history and current situation in Darfur by students in the Holocaust Seminar.
A long-time participant in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), the organization behind high school robotics competitions, Athenian now offers engineering opportunities to middle school students through FIRST’s Lego League (FLL). Middle schoolers have been meeting after school this semester to accomplish “missions” that challenge them to problem-solve, work collaboratively, and test(…)
Lizette Dolan, Dean of Equity and Inclusion, must have a body double. Between raising two young children, teaching an upper division humanities seminar, overseeing the Equity and Inclusion program at Athenian, choreographing original dances, and pursuing a PhD in education at St. Mary’s College of California, she cannot possibly have time to do anything else. Yet, Lizette also manages to share her knowledge of and passion for diversity work far beyond the Athenian community.