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 […]
Category: Middle School
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.
Washington, DC 8th graders Great kids from The Athenian School in Danville met with my staff today in DC to learn about the legislative process twitter.com/askgeorge/stat… — Rep.George Miller (@askgeorge) March 18, 2013 Puerto Rico 7th graders China 7th graders Ireland Bow-making Kitchen Chemistry Ooblek
A group of 7th graders are on a 10 day trip to China. They are currently in Beijing, exploring Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Beijing’s hutong, and a kung fu show. Yesterday, they went to the Palace of Heavenly Purity.
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 […]
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 […]
A long-time participant in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), the organization behind high school robotics competitions, Athenian now offers engineering opportunities to middle school students through FIRST’s Lego League (FLL). Middle schoolers have been meeting after school this semester to accomplish “missions” that challenge them to problem-solve, work collaboratively, and test […]
The 6th grade spent the day learning about the world of possibilities available to them through technology. Exploring the emotional power of music, students tinkered around on Garage Band to generate pieces that elicit specific emotions.
The 7th grade examined poetry and then performed a chosen poem. These two students memorized their poems and delivered an emotive performance to their classmates and teachers.