By Ishanni Gokli ’18 “I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial, and above all, compassion.” – Kurt Hahn Experiential education is a fundamental part of being an Athenian student. Our students truly take […]
Engineering and Design
by Lauren Railey, Head of the Middle School This year, Athenian Middle School students participated on four different competitive robotics teams. Two of the teams, Athenian 6 and the Brick Owls, met on campus and were made up entirely of Athenian students. At least three of the teams participated in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) […]
Before Spring Break, Athenians scatter the Bay Area and the globe to immerse themselves in 3-10 day experiential adventures. Themes explored range from U.S. history in Washington, D.C. to learning to surf in Santa Cruz, to exploring the Bay Area food scene. Students are travelling internationally to New Zealand, Kenya and Tanzania, Belize, and Costa […]
By Emily Golding ’14 On January 24th, the 2013-2014 Advanced Physics class dropped eggs on Dick Bradford’s head. Lucky for Dick, they were attached to a very specific number of rubber bands, calculated by students to drop a precise distance without cracking on Dick’s head. To find this number, we had to understand elastic potential energy and its relation to gravitational […]
Collectively, their eleven projects have already received more than 9600 views from Instructables users since they were posted earlier this week–a sign that the students not only created compelling projects, but that their how-tos are easy to follow. One project in particular, How to Do Arduino-Controlled Time-Lapse Photography by Holden Leslie-Bole ’14, was featured by Instructables editors on the homepage. Holden was awarded a free premium membership in recognition of the success of his project.