Children that feel confident about how they learn, do better in school.
Athena Academy believes confidence is the foundation and learners are diverse. When children feel confident about how they learn, they do better in school.
Located in Palo Alto, near Stanford University, our spacious campus is an ideal environment for academic success and emotional renewal with plenty of playground space to explore, beautiful auditoriums for Music, Art, drama and a Maker-space where your child’s unique neurodiverse talents thrive.
Children deserve a place to own their neurodiverse talent.
We create environments where each child feels confident and believes in their wisdom. We mix conventional and pioneering methods to match the individual child. A child that feels academically and emotionally renewed will unlock their innate potential, and embrace their unique abilities.
Bright dyslexic with strong visual-spatial thinking have these advantages at Athena.
Small class sizes for individualized attention
8 students maximum in elementary school classes (1st-5th grades)
10 students maximum in Middle School
Flexible Placement based on readiness
Students rotate teachers throughout the day and are placed in classes that align with their readiness level in mathematics and language arts.
Project Based Curriculum
Allows for deep exploration and the development of executive functioning skills, collaboration abilities, and 21st century skills.
Clay modeling to master abstract words and symbols. Structured word inquiry to build understanding of language and spelling. Brain frames to scaffold and organize thinking around writing.
Confident dyslexic learners that recognize themselves as strategic pathfinders and holders of great wisdom are more likely to try new things, speak up in class and take on challenges.
Students are able to show what they know, what they’re thinking and make connections with others.
Students learn to express their thoughts and feelings, ask questions, and self-advocate.
Social emotional learning
Building skills which enhance self-understanding and appreciation of others.
Join us on an exciting journey towards academic success and emotional fulfillment for your child.