Welcome to Athens Academy! A cyber visit will give you some insight into our community and our campus, but nothing can replace a stroll on the sidewalks and time with our amazing people.
Athens Academy is a wonderful community of teachers, students, parents, mentors, alumni, coaches, and friends all dedicated to educating young people. We are guided by our mission statement, "Athens Academy seeks excellence with honor in the educational and personal experience of each student." These fifteen words make it clear where we focus our energy. Our primary objective is to engage our students in meaningful work so that they are better prepared for college and life.
A few highlights so far from our 2018-2019 academic year:
- Our new AP Environmental Science and computer science classes
- A new advisory program with an enhanced focus on student well-being
- Hosting our first FLL state robotics tournament in February
- Another strong showing by all of our sports teams
- Encouraging students to share new perspectives during our first-ever Global Initiatives Day
To really get a feel for our people and programs, I encourage you to come see us on Spartan Lane! Join us for one of our traditional open houses, where you will hear from a panel of faculty, alumni, current parents, and students, or schedule an individual tour with Geoffrey Walton
or Mary Catherine Jernigan
in the Admission Office. We also invite prospective students in grades 5-11 to spend a morning shadowing a student--it's a great way to see what a typical day is like at Athens Academy.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Our division directors are happy to answer grade-specific concerns, and you can contact me directly
as well at any time. I hope to see you soon, and thank you again for taking the time to learn a little bit more about our school community.
Head of School