Middle School classes have focused their energies on Earth Day today! From science to English to art, students spent the day reflecting on how they can reduce their impact on the earth. Students in a French class gave suggestions on how to be green.
Four Middle School students traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa for the Young Round Square Conference this past spring. The students wrote brief reflections of what they learned after 10 days traveling and living with young students from all over the world. As many of you might be traveling this summer, we’d love to hear your […]
The adventures continue! Murealism: Examining and creating murals in the Bay Area. Green Gulch Meditation Center in Marin: Working on an organic farm, soaking in nature, and meditating. The Art of Everyday: Seeing and Making Art In the Circus: Acro-yoga and trapeze! The Crucible: Welding
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Rebecca Mieliwocki hit the nail on the head. This is exactly why I love working in the Middle School. It takes a special kind of person to not only want to work with this population but to really love the work; and The Athenian Middle School is full of them. –Jessica Donovan, Head of Middle School […]
Yangshuo Shopping on West Street, riverboat on the Li River Longsheng We rode the bus up the long mountain road from Yangshuo to Longsheng, and then hiked up a mountain trail to the Longji Rice Terraces, in an area populated by the Yao ethnic group. Also of interest were the fabulous wooden buildings in the […]
Puerto Rico 7th Grade Mountain Biking San Francisco Academy of Science Horseback Riding and Hiking in Bodega Bay China Upper School More MS China trip photos.