Seventh grade students have an opportunity to practice their language skills in an immersive environment abroad. Students studying Mandarin are invited to travel to China. Two years ago in 2011, the 7th grade travellers joined a delegation of students from the Upper School on a trip through Beijing, Xian, Suzhou, Hagzhou, and Shanghai. Here is […]
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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 […]
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 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.
by Julia Cohen ’13
Curly hair, bright smile, glasses slightly askew—Mark Mendelson is not your run of the mill teacher. However, this may result from the fact that Mark Mendelson does not teach a run of the mill class. His classroom has no chairs, desks, or whiteboards, and he does not give praise in the form of grades, but rather in copious amounts of candy. While in any other class climbing on objects may be discouraged, Mark encourages it—in fact, you cannot be in his class without climbing around 10 feet in the air. Sound too good to be true?
by Lauren Santo Domingo ’15
As she wipes her hair out of her eyes, Athenian student Annalise Stevenson, representing the United States, prepares for her final spar against her Venezuelan opponent. The two competitors take their stances, looking deep into each other’s eyes, trying to find any possible weakness. It’s overtime, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. Stevenson tunes out the roars and screams of the crowd as she zeros in on the only person left who stands in her way of receiving her bronze medal.