On September 5, 1967, Athens Academy opened its doors for the very first time with 147 students and twelve faculty members on a dairy farm at the corner of Hawthorne Avenue and old Jefferson Road. The vision of our founders, as was articulated in our original charter, was to establish a school for students from "diverse social, economic, religious, and racial backgrounds who can benefit from a rigorous academic program led by a highly qualified and enthusiastic faculty."
In 1972, we moved to the current campus on Spartan Lane, and what a journey it has been. Thank you to all who have been a part of this community, helping to make us what we are today.
We hope you will take a moment to think about our school and the bright future we have ahead of us. We are a school family of over 2,500 alumni, 150 current faculty, and many hundreds who came before us, and we have a lot to celebrate as a community on this special day. Thank you for all you have done to make our school such a special place for our students, past, present and in the future.
All the best for a happy day,
Your friends on Spartan Lane