Athenian Parent Association (APA)

Join Us!

All parents and guardians of Athenian students are members of the Athenian Parent Association (APA), which works to support the school’s mission of intellectual exploration and meaningful contribution. The APA promotes a strong sense of community by facilitating communication between the parent body and the school. We host speakers, serve as a resource to parents, and encourage volunteerism. APA leaders and volunteers play a vital role in coordinating and running school events, which have historically included International Night, family potluck socials, faculty and staff appreciation luncheons, and celebrations of student milestones. 
To stay informed about APA activities and to find out about opportunities to volunteer, read the Weekly every Friday, and come to our regularly scheduled all-parent meetings. All-parent meetings inform parents of volunteer, social, and community-building opportunities. 

For example, Athenian's successful and active Book Club and Walking Group allow parents to build lasting connections and contribute to the greater Athenian community. Our goal is to have families find many ways to get involved, and we look forward to seeing your energy in our community!

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APA Events

List of 4 events.

  • Oct

    APA Coffee and Conversation: Student Wellness

    Join us in-person or virtually for this hybrid session where we’ll discuss what we’ve learned from our student wellness survey, Authentic Connections. For the in-person session, coffee and pastries will be served from 8:15 AM with the presentation beginning at 8:30 AM. Join virtually via Zoom, or click "More Details" below for call-in information.
  • Oct

    APA Community Education Series: Madhavi Colton '94

    Athenian students, parents, alumni, and the local community are invited to hear from a fellow alumni and accomplished conservation scientist. Register for the event here.
  • Oct

    APA Hiking Group: Hike then Coffee

    Join the APA Hiking Group for a walk on the Tim Holm Trail followed by coffee in the library courtyard. All parents welcome!
  • Oct

    Parent Socials By Grade

    The APA is hosting social events for parents, grouped by grade level, during the US Dance and MS fall social. 

    Check the weekly and/or your emails for details on each social for your student's grade(s). 
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To contact the APA, please email

2023-2024 APA Leadership

Board Members 
APA President: Leslie Widmann
APA Vice President, Community Events: Suzanne Havens Beckman
APA Vice President, Community Enrichment: Julianna Velthoen
APA Secretary: Maryann Amado
APA Treasurer: Angela Shiu
APA MS Coordinator: Trish Singleton
APA US Coordinator: Rochelle Williams
APA Spiritwear Coordinators: Colleen McClure and Marcy Golden

Middle School Grade Representatives:
6th Grade
Abby Boston
Meeta Sinha
7th Grade
Jen Sabo
Aneta McGarry
8th Grade
Leah Millheiser
Maegan Puleo Warehouse

Upper School Grade Representatives:
9th Grade
Elizabeth Santos 
10th Grade
Abby Boston
11th Grade
Amanda Walter
12th Grade
Quynh Tran

To contact the APA, you may also email