After School Special, an immensely talented band comprised of Athenian faculty and community members, performed at the Dase Center’s outdoor amphitheater during lunch today. Here’s a snippet of their last song, Kids by MGMT.
It is Sunday evening and we just left Tiger Kloof’s weekly church service. It was another amazing window into life here. The singing was powerful and transcendent, with all the students swaying to the music.
Last week, Athenian had it’s first Star Party. While it was the same week as the Emmy’s, the Star Party’s intent was not to revel in the comedic brilliance of Jon Stewart or the psychological realism Claire Danes brings to the screen. Athenian’s first Star Party was in honor of our skies, celebrating the moon, […]
Eric Niles, Head of School, kicked off Convocation this year with a message about personal character: “Start behaving like a responsible person.” Watch the video below to see how Eric ties dirty dishes to personal integrity and community involvement. “Athenian’s mission requires that we are mess cleaners, not mess makers….Join me this year in cleaning […]
Today was the first Town Meeting of the school year. To explain the process and purpose, the Town Meeting leadership–Moderator Joe, President Andrea, VP Andrew, and Secretary Haley–ran a mock Town Meeting. The mock proposal up for debate was that Athenian should add leadership as a sixth pillar: Whereas leadership is a quality Athenian tries […]
Dick Bradford, Head of the Upper School and Academic Dean, sent out an email to students and faculty this morning that he wanted to share with the greater community. Dear Athenians, Since we do not have a morning meeting today, I wanted to send out a brief note reminding us of the significance of this […]
Today’s Club Fair showcased the variety of interests Athenian students have. There is a club for everyone: aspiring actresses, fashion divas, debaters, political gurus, tech geniuses, culture vultures, adventurers, readers…the list goes on. Clubs are student-run and student-led. Any student with a passion can start a club by declaring a mission and finding a faculty […]
MENTOR Makerspace MENTOR Makerspace is a program created by O’Reilly Media (creators of Make Magazine and Maker Faire) in partnership with Otherlab and made possible by an award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The program aims to encourage and nurture the introduction of new design tools and collaborative practices of making to […]
The girls’ and boys’ dorms had a makeover this summer! With the help of Athenian parent, interior designer, and facilities committee member Christin Hoult, the common areas of the dorms were transformed into beautiful and relaxing spaces for the boarders. Improvements include new paint, large comfortable couches, inviting papasan chairs, and wall decor that the […]
The Athenian School welcomes the newest members of our faculty and staff! (The above photo shows new employees on an environmental tour of the school with Bob Oxenburgh, Director of Finance.) New Upper School Faculty Leslie Cushner, Humanities Dept – 9th grade teacher M.A. in Indian Religions from the University of Chicago Divinity School, Chicago, […]
Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year! Here’s a look at this year’s student body: This year’s 44 international students come from the places on the map: Athenian School International Students 2012-2013 Additionally, we have students who are citizens of: Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Panama, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Uganda, United […]