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 […]
Maker Faire is an event created by Make magazine to “celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset.” Started in 2006, the event has quickly become a wildly successful event, drawing over 100,000 people to San Mateo. This year, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors even declared May 19 and 20 “Maker’s […]
“The opportunities I had on AWE, and traveling, and from day to day relationships I had with teachers, many of whom are here tonight, are lifetime experiences I will never forget. And I don’t know how many high school students can say that.”
Did you know that there are seven Athenian students on exchange right now in South Africa, Australia, Denmark, and India? Athenian students have the opportunity to go on exchange for two to three months during their senior year at any of the Round Square schools around the world. This year, students are chronicling their experiences […]
Town Meeting is Athenian’s version of Student Government. Students, faculty, and staff participate as equals in this governing board to improve the school. Students have the opportunity to voice their desires and concerns and exercise their democratic muscle by debating and voting on Town Meeting proposals. Several rising seniors ran for Town Meeting President this […]
“By this time most of the sailors and spectators on the wharf knew their story. There were cheers from several people on other teams as they crossed the finish. I personally don’t think I’ve ever been as ecstatic about an 18th place finish. “
The Athenian School is undergoing a campus master planning process involving an architecture firm, the board of trustees, and a large contingent of Athenian community members. This past Friday, students, faculty, alumni, parents, board members, staff, etc. sat down with the architects, a student-built model of the school, and a bunch of tracing paper to […]
“We are proof that a commitment to the environment enhances education, is the ethical choice for a school to make, and creates measurable benefits for the bottom line.”
“Phoebe is the greatest gift that I have ever given. Because of her I have touched Rachel’s life; because Phoebe gave Rachel freedom, I gave Rachel freedom….I would never give up my experience raising Phoebe for anything. I believe that through her, I made a difference in Rachel’s life. I believe that I became a fuller person because of Phoebe. I believe in my power to make a difference because of Phoebe.”
Every year, The Athenian School honors the memory of Class of ’71 alum Tim Holm, an adventurous spirit who died in a hang gliding accident. On Tim Holm Day, the community joins together to remember those we have lost, reflect on life, enjoy the outdoors, and serve the community. This year, Tim’s brother Chris came […]
It’s National Volunteer Week! The Athenian School would like to thank everyone who embraces the spirit of volunteerism, both within our community and in the world at large. Thank you for your service, time, and compassion! Learn more about Athenian’s community service philosophy and curriculum here.
Daniel Wiener, ’72 won a Guggenheim Fellowship for his sculpture work this year. Daniel is an accomplished sculpture artist and his work will “live and breathe” in an East Hampton outdoor exhibit this summer.
“We will teach our sons about Scott. We will cultivate in them the qualities he showed the world: Responsibility, Humility, Service, Play, Love. They will become men who live Scott’s message. They will teach their children about Scott and the values and qualities he embodied. Over and over again Scott will live in new lives. Like thousands of raindrops falling from the sky, his compassion and his play will keep dancing in this world and beyond.”
Athenian’s Engineering Collective competed in the FIRST Robotics Silicon Valley Regional Competition in March. In this year’s challenge, Rebound Rumble, students built a robot that could shoot baskets while defending opponent robots.