Eric Niles, Head of School, at The Athenian School (Danville, CA in the East Bay) takes viewers on a summer campus tour. Campus is quiet and Niles nicely captures what an Athenian education means.
Emphasizing a safe and accepting community, Athenian is an upper and lower day school with a boarding program for 9-12 grade students. The school is a founding member of the Round Square Conference of Schools.
Blessed with a beautiful physical setting abutting Mt. Diablo State Park, Athenian uses the environment as a classroom whenever possible. Environmental science classes take place in the field. Students practice organic, native, self sustaining, gardening, and composting. 60% of the school’s electricity comes from a campus based solar array (in the shape of a capital A).
Living the notion that “education is to be experienced,” Athenian students take their active engagement into every facet of their educations.
An Athenian education fosters flexibility, perspectives, and confidence as the foundations for life-long success and learning.