The girls of the 8th grade glass took a special field trip to Diablo Country Club this past Friday to hear from the Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Private Bank and the Executive Vice President of Safeway, Shelley O’Connor and Dianne Dietz, respectively. Both women spoke on the theme of “Living Well and Living […]
The sixth grade spent their first Focus Day learning about technology: from troubleshooting with the iPads to an online scavenger hunt about plagiarism to a photography activity, the students are becoming more technologically literate. Students also learned what it means to be a good digital citizen. To demonstrate their understanding, each 6th grader created a comic […]
The Current Events seminar asks students to write 2-minute script about a local issue in the vain of KQED’s Perspectives series. The students submitted their perspectives as part of the class assignment. Kora Fillet, a recent graduate about to start at Tufts University, was asked by KQED to record her Perspective in San Francisco this […]
A Summer of Awesome is flying by–Athenian Summer Camp is already in Session 2! It’s not too late to sign up for Adventure Camp’s White Water Rafting trip, Video Production camp, and Summit Seekers for Session 3! Register here. This year, there are more than 600 campers on Athenian’s campus, including more than 30 current Athenian students. […]
The 74 students who applied to college from the graduating class of 2013 were accepted to 180 universities this year. Athenian encourages students to look for a good fit in their choice of college; the list of colleges below reflects the wide range of student interest and goals for continuing their education. 100% of the […]
The students in the Current Events seminar were asked to write an op-ed piece about a current hot topic and submit them to local and national newspapers. The students are still waiting to hear if any of them will be published, but in the meantime, here are two op-eds written by a junior and a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
Three French classes (the advanced courses) went to an event sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Consulate for Bay Area high school students and organized by the San Francisco Film Society’s Youth Education Program. We saw the film “Sister” directed by Ursula Meier, and the film will be shown at the Oscars this year.
Last Monday, before the 2nd Presidential Debate, Athenian sophomores hosted a Mock Presidential Town Hall debate for the Upper School as part of their U.S. History studies.