On February 24, Simone Batiste ’15 will travel to Washington, D.C. to tell Congress why museums are important. One of two nationwide selected by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Simone will join more than 300 museum leaders from around the country for the 6th annual Museum Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Appointed as a Great American Museum […]
Why is a Stanford Researcher Studying our Faculty? Mindfulness & Meeting Our Changing World and School
by Sam Shapiro, 9th Grade Dean of Instruction, Assistant Director of Admission, Humanities Faculty I turned off my phone and stashed it in the glove compartment of my car. I didn’t look back as I locked the car and walked to the front door of the retreat house. Finally, after six months of eager anticipation, […]
Two sophomore students on Athenian’s basketball teams get to the bottom of how Athenian’s sports teams are about more than wining games. Trying a New Sport By Christian Torru ’16 The men’s basketball program at Athenian is one of many great extra curricular activities available to students at our school. The basketball program is not […]
As I reflected on the world at year’s end, I was struck by the idea of seemingly intractable problems – that there are those we can do something about – and those we can’t . An example of one where I feel I have no control is the fact that we are in the middle […]
Reflections on Nelson Mandela’s passing by Head of School Dick Bradford, sent to the Athenian community on September 6, 2013.
Dear Students and Colleagues,
As you know, Nelson Mandela passed away yesterday. We will fly the flag at half-staff until sunset on Monday out of respect for his life and work. Nelson Mandela was a man who dared to take on a country steeped in the culture of apartheid. He endured 27 years of imprisonment and emerged as the leader of the country that put him in jail. He changed forever the rule of apartheid, pushing South Africa, through the force of his will, into the 21st century. You should also know that among his many accomplishments and positions on the world stage, he was also for a number of years a Patron of the Round Square Conference of schools, which meant he was in direct support of the pillars of Round Square.
Twenty-four high school students from Billanook College, a Round Square school in Melbourne Australia, visited Athenian this week. On a Bay Area stopover on their way to Vancouver, the Australian students spent a day at Athenian, teaching Middle School P.E. classes, lunching with Upper Schoolers, and playing Australian football. They brought with them 30 Australian […]
Dear Athenian Families: I hope you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving break with your children. Meg and I certainly had a restful few days surrounded by friends and family. We know how much we have to be thankful for living and working in this Athenian community. At The Athenian School, we’ve understood for a long […]
Reflections read to the student community by Dick Bradford, Head of Upper School, Academic Dean at Morning Meeting Dear Athenians, Today is November 11. In our country now, this is known now as Veterans Day. It wasn’t always so: Remembrance Day – also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans […]
Now that the fire has been contained and Mt. Diablo State Park has reopened, the School decided we could share student and faculty photos taken from around the Bay Area. Additionally, Eric has included information about emergency communication plans in the works. Day 1 Day 2 Emergency Response Update Athenian was alert and responsive through […]
Athenian welcomes a great new group of faculty and staff to start the 2013-14 school year. Among the new faculty, two are fluent in American Sign Language, one speaks Bengali, and one is from France. There are 10 Masters degrees among them in 10 different fields and two are published authors. As you see 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. […]
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 […]