On Friday, November 8, Athens Academy was proud to be recognized as the #2 private high school for STEM education in the state of Georgia by Newsweek magazine’s “Top STEM High Schools 2020” edition. Athens Academy ranked #10 in the state for all schools (public and private) and #415 in the entire country, and Athens Academy is the only school in Oconee and Clarke Counties to rank in the top 1,400 of the list of 5,000 schools. Click here for more information and the full listing.
Athens Academy is pleased to offer a variety of innovative Upper School courses in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics including Multivariable Calculus with Linear Algebra (typically a college-level course); Evolutionary Genetics; Science, Technology and Society; Principles of Engineering; and 20 different AP courses including Physics, Computer Science, Calculus, and more.
At Athens Academy, STEM education is woven throughout the curriculum, beginning in the earliest grades. On November 1, our Preschool students participated in their annual STEAM Day, learning about concepts like units of measurement, the push and pull of natural forces, and the challenges of building a 3D structure. Pre/Lower School students participate in Tinker Space (grades K3-pre-first) and Maker Space (grades 1-4) activities every week as part of the regular curriculum. In addition, Athens Academy has robotics teams beginning in the Lower School grades, with ten total teams up through twelfth grade.
While Athens Academy is proud to offer a strong STEM-related program, we also offer our students a variety of opportunities in the fine arts, with art education for every student beginning in K3; string orchestra lessons for all second graders with optional orchestra participation during the school day from grade 3 up; and multiple band, choral, visual arts, media production, and drama options for students across the divisions. Athens Academy has a robust service and leadership program as well as a superior athletic program which boasts 50 state championships; just this fall all four competitive sports (volleyball, football, and boys’ and girls’ cross country) won their respective region/area championship.