“Phoebe is the greatest gift that I have ever given. Because of her I have touched Rachel’s life; because Phoebe gave Rachel freedom, I gave Rachel freedom….I would never give up my experience raising Phoebe for anything. I believe that through her, I made a difference in Rachel’s life. I believe that I became a fuller person because of Phoebe. I believe in my power to make a difference because of Phoebe.”
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Every year, The Athenian School honors the memory of Class of ’71 alum Tim Holm, an adventurous spirit who died in a hang gliding accident. On Tim Holm Day, the community joins together to remember those we have lost, reflect on life, enjoy the outdoors, and serve the community. This year, Tim’s brother Chris came […]
It’s National Volunteer Week! The Athenian School would like to thank everyone who embraces the spirit of volunteerism, both within our community and in the world at large. Thank you for your service, time, and compassion! Learn more about Athenian’s community service philosophy and curriculum here.
Daniel Wiener, ’72 won a Guggenheim Fellowship for his sculpture work this year. Daniel is an accomplished sculpture artist and his work will “live and breathe” in an East Hampton outdoor exhibit this summer.
“We will teach our sons about Scott. We will cultivate in them the qualities he showed the world: Responsibility, Humility, Service, Play, Love. They will become men who live Scott’s message. They will teach their children about Scott and the values and qualities he embodied. Over and over again Scott will live in new lives. Like thousands of raindrops falling from the sky, his compassion and his play will keep dancing in this world and beyond.”
Athenian’s Engineering Collective competed in the FIRST Robotics Silicon Valley Regional Competition in March. In this year’s challenge, Rebound Rumble, students built a robot that could shoot baskets while defending opponent robots.
The 7th grade examined poetry and then performed a chosen poem. These two students memorized their poems and delivered an emotive performance to their classmates and teachers.
Every year, The Athenian School community takes a brief break from the packed schedules of academic classes, sports, and performing arts to explore areas of interest outside of the classroom. In the days leading up to Spring Break, students have the opportunity to travel both nationally and internationally, explore the Bay Area, or learn a […]
Andrew Reckers, ’12, receives the nomination for the first ever federal Green Ribbon Schools award on behalf of Athenian from California’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson.
Read the following words out loud: Did you say “Monday is the first day of the week?” Almost everyone does! Now go back and read it again, carefully. What’s the deal? The Mosaic Project is an Oakland based nonprofit that works “toward a peaceful future by reaching children in their formative years.” This quick example […]
On a Wednesday in November, Athenian’s teachers and students joined together for a 2-hour “teach in” to discuss the economics behind our current recession and to learn more about the ongoing Occupy movements. Upper School students and adults, inspired by the general strike in Oakland, spent some time sharing ideas and learning about issues related […]