After five years at The Athenian School, humanities teacher Kalyan Ali Balaven has finally revealed his alter ego: Professor A.L.I. As the Union City Patch proclaimed, Kal is like a modern day Clark Kent–a teacher by day and a hip-hop M.C. and spoken word artist by night. Kal explains that Professor A.L.I is “an educator who uses […]
Thanks to Death Valley 2012 Group III for filming this “music video” while on course! Good luck to the students departing for the High Sierras on July 25! We can’t wait to hear about your adventures. What is AWE? The Athenian Wilderness Experience (AWE) is a 26-day backpacking course for students in their junior year […]
View Athenian College Matriculation 2012 in a larger map Collectively, Athenian’s 73 recent graduates were accepted by 147 colleges and universities nationwide! This is a particularly impressive feat given the record low admission rates this year. 100% of the Class of 2012 will be attending a four-year college or university. 63% will attend a private […]
Fall Sports Women’s volleyball had a successful season, qualifying for the second year in a row for the NCS tournament and finished 3rd in the very competitive BCL-East league. Men’s soccer went to NCS for the sixth year in a row and finished 3rd in the league. Cross country had a great season, placing 3rd at NCS. […]
The last day of school for the Upper School is often known as “Senior Cry Day.” The whole school meets in the Main Hall for the final Morning Meeting (seniors seated on couches hauled from every corner of the campus) to reflect on the year and share parting thoughts. Lower classmen bid farewell to the […]
Originally published in The Pillar, May 2012 by Margaret MacLean, ’12 As I sit in the warm sunlight of Tom Swope’s classroom, I realize that oddly enough, I’m nervous. I can’t help but see this as a historic interview. Since Tom is retiring at the end of this year, he is making his last statement for the […]
Andrew Reckers, ’12, receives the nomination for the first ever federal Green Ribbon Schools award on behalf of Athenian from California’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson.
On a Wednesday in November, Athenian’s teachers and students joined together for a 2-hour “teach in” to discuss the economics behind our current recession and to learn more about the ongoing Occupy movements. Upper School students and adults, inspired by the general strike in Oakland, spent some time sharing ideas and learning about issues related […]