Urinetown: The Musical

Urinetown premieres tonight.  Don’t miss it!

The Athenian School Drama Department presents:

Urinetown The Musical

 Bring your pennies all the way to Urinetown the Musical!  Join the Drama Department for a night full of action, romance, music, and revolutionary humor!  Imagine all the fun of Monty Python mixed with the inspiration of Les Miserable and the romance of West Side Story, plus even more!


Cast Members: Dan Ankenman, Tess Arrighi, Gordon Brown, Julie Chang, Wellington Chang, Aidan Dougherty, Shawna James, Andrew McBeth, Julia Plafker, Jamilah Price, Rebecca Rand, Amber Sahota, and Yuzhi Wang.

Crew Members: Daniel Atkins, Matthew Carter, Lynn Cen, Jonathan Drougas, Anthony Ottati, Gabriel Saavedra, Reiko Tojo, Lindsay Virgilio, Jeni Wang, Andrea Tam, Miya Moriwaki and Bei Ye.

Band Members: William Brown, Jackson Taylor, Jonathan Drougas, Tris Duncan, and Stephen Herrick

 Directed and Designed by: Peter Tamaribuchi, Stephen Herrick, Emily Shinkle, Laura E. Ellis, Mark Mendelson, Caela Fujii, Rosa Navarrete. 


The Center for the Arts at Athenian School, 2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd, Danville, CA


Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:30PM

Friday, March 1, 2013 at 7:30PM

Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 7:30PM


No reservations needed but please show up by at least 7:15 pm for seating. Donations are strongly encouraged. Please also be aware that the show is rated PG 13 for mature language and content.  Viewer discretion is advised.

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7th Grade China Interim Trip

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 video compiled by the Jianping Middle School in Shanghai which the students visited, as well as photo highlights from the trip.

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Interim 2013

This year’s 7th grade trip to China will include tours of the Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Terracotta Warriors, Dragon Spine Terraces, Li River, Chinese Minority Villages, the Bund, and Huangpu River.  Stay tuned for photos and video from their trip!

Students in the Middle School will also be traveling to Washington, D.C. (8th grade), Pinnacles National Monument (6th grade), and Puerto Rico (7th grade).  Upper School students will be traveling to Cambodia, Vietnam, Ireland, as well as a number of domestic and local spots.

Read More:

Trip to Canada 2012

Trip to Cambodia 2013

Interims 2012

International Interim Trip photos 2012

Read about Interim on the website


Athenian Has an Orchard!

After weeks of planning and hundreds of volunteer hours preparing the hill slope, Athenian students planted over 100 fruit trees in a half hour this morning.

To learn more about the evolution of this project, take a look at the video above.

Saturday’s final preparation for the orchard (video by The Urban Farmers)

Read more:

Growing Our Own Food

The Urban Farmers on Athenian 


International Night

Athenian hosts International Night every year.  Beginning with a feast, families enjoy favorite dishes from around the world. Following, students put on a talent show of sorts, showcasing song and dance from a variety of cultural traditions.  This year’s performance featured students from Taiwan, Japan, Sweden, United States, Thailand, and Korea with special performances in Korean, Taiwanese, and Japanese.