News & Publications

What's Happening at Athenian

We try to offer you a window into what an Athenian education looks like by inviting students to share their experience via videos, articles, and photos. Students in Athenian Upper School classes produce many of the pieces included here.

Athenian in the News

   The Examiner

November 3, 2015
   Danville's Athenian School Opening Anniversary Art Exhibit

October 27, 2015
   North Korean Author Park Addresses Athenian School
   Contra Costa Times

September 10, 2015
  Danville's Athenian School Celebrates 50 Years
  San Ramon News/Embarcadero Publications

July 3, 2015
  Students Rising Above: Musadiq Bidar '10

April 6, 2015
  Athenian Star Student: Bringing Peace to Peers
  Diablo Magazine

February 23, 2015
  Blending in the Bay Area
  The Independent School Magazine Blog

February 10, 2015
  Athenian Students Help in the Bounty Garden
  Bounty Garden Blog

January 23, 2015
  Athenian Students Winners in the NY Times 2014 Year in Rap Contest
  New York Times

December 15
  Gay Athlete Visits Athenian and Discusses Book
  San Francisco Chronicle

December 10, 2014
   Justine Del Monte '18 Receives Girls Scout Gold Award
   Contra Costa Times

December 4, 2014
  Trailblazing Gay Athlete to Address Athenian School
  Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News

December 1, 2014
  Remembering Teacher David Ruenzel
  Education Week

November 24, 2014
  Amelia Abramson '12 Receives Environmental Stewardship Award
  Pleasanton Weekly

October 6, 2014
   John Chubb, NAIS' President, Writes About Athenian
   National Association of Independent Schools

October 2, 2014
   Nationally Acclaimed Author Comes to Athenian
   Contra Costa Times

August 26, 2014
   Danville Girls: Changing the Face of Science
   Contra Costa Times, Mercury News

February 23, 2014
   East Bay Teen Chases Star-Studded Dreams
   San Francisco Chronicle

February 19, 2014
   Simone Batiste '15 Honored with D.C. Trip
   Contra Costa Times, Montclarion

February 18, 2014
   Athenian Students Aim for the Skies
   Innovation Lab, NAIS

February 6, 2014
    New Eagle Scout: Krishna Peri '14 Builds Chicken Coop for Eagle Scout Community Service Project
    Contra Costa Times

January 29, 2014
    Emma Hall '15 Earns Gold Award, Girl Scouting's Equivalent to Eagle Award
    Concord Transcript

January 21, 2014
    Hometown Heroes: Amelia Abramson '12 Creates Community Garden for Food Bank
    Contra Costa Times

November 17, 2013
    Athenians Help Pick Persimmons to Feed the Hungry
    Daily Republic

November 11, 2013
   Volunteer Fruit Pickers Come to the Rescue
   Contra Costa Times

November 4, 2013
    Young @ Art Program to Examine Athenian Work
    Danville Today

October 23, 2013
    Through the Lens: Athenian Students Show Images of Cambodia and Vietnam at Exhibit
    San Ramon Express, Danville Express

October 15, 2013
    Art Gallery: Life in Cambodia and Vietnam Opens at Village Theater
    Danville Patch

October 10, 2013
   Gallery to Show Athenian Students' Asia Photo Exhibit
   San Ramon Valley Times

October 4, 2013
    Danville's Athenian School Exhibits Photos from Cambodia and Vietnam
    San Jose Mercury News 

September 27, 2013
   Southeast Asia Through the Eyes of Danville High School Students
   Danville Patch

September 25, 2013
   Athenian Students Attend Green School Forum
   The Santa Clara Weekly

May 27, 2013
   The End Comes for SV Baseball Team
   Argus Courier

May 25, 2013
   NCS Baseball Playoffs: St. Vincent Falls to Athenian 6-4
   Press Democrat

May 21, 2013
   Athenian Trustee Highlighted in Orinda News
   Orinda News

May 13, 2013
   The Athenian School Receives Acterra 2013 Business Environmental Award
   The Valley Sentinel

May 8, 2013
   Athenian Students Visit Lamorinda Pétanque Club
   Lamorinda Weekly

March 13, 2013
   Athenian Students to March in Irish Parade
   Donegal Democrat, Ireland

February 21, 2013
   Danville Students Plant Fruit Trees, Fight Hunger
   Tri-Valley Times

February 13, 2013
   Athenian Students Plant Orchard to Benefit Food Bank
   Danville Express

February 8, 2013
   Athenian Students Plant Orchard
   KGO Radio Interview

February 7, 2013
   Student Athletes Compete on Horseback
   Contra Costa Times

January 28, 2013
   Athenian's Maker Studio: "I Can Do That!"
   Harvard Project Zero blog

July 16, 2012
   How The Athenian School created a "shadow endowment" by going green
   Net Assets Magazine, July/August 2012

May 16, 2012
   The Athenian School Goes Green with Sky Power Solar
   San Francisco Chronicle, Yahoo News

April 25, 2012
   The Athenian School Among First-ever Green Ribbon Schools
   San Ramon Express

April 23, 2012
   The Athenian School Declared 'Green Ribbon School'
   Danville Patch

March 23, 2012
   The Athenian School Nominated for Federal Green Award
   Los Angeles Times

   The Athenian School Nominated to Represent State in New National Green School Program

March 18, 2012
   The Athenian School Wins Eco-Award
   Diablo Magazine

March 9, 2012
   Teens: 'I am afraid of the Internet' by Athenian student Tess Arrighi
   Contra Costa Times

March 8, 2012
   Athenian School College Counseling Director Co-Pens Blog Post for NYTimes
   Danville Patch

March 6, 2012
   March Checklist for Seniors by Athenian College Counselor Amy Wintermeyer
   New York Times

March 5, 2012
   March Checklist for Juniors by Athenian College Counselor Amy Wintermeyer
   New York Times

January 27, 2012
   Teens: What's the point of AP courses again? by Daniel Wetherell '12
   Contra Costa Times

December 1, 2011
   Bounty Garden Gets Green Light
   Contra Costa Times

November 8, 2011
   Athenian Students Win Awards at Model UN Tournament
   Best Delegate

November 1, 2011
   Athenian 7th Graders Harvest Olives
   Edible East Bay

October 28, 2011
   Bringing Sustainability to Our Schools
   San Ramon

October 17, 2011
   Solar Energy's Future Remains Bright
   Huffington Post

July 22, 2011
   California Brings Gay History Into the Classroom
   National Public Radio

July 19, 2011
   Schools Prepare to Implement FAIR Act
   KQED radio

June 9, 2011
   Athenian Student's This I Believe Speech
   Guide Dogs for the Blind

May 23, 2011
   Local Teens Attend Sustainable High School Summit

May 21, 2011
   East Bay Schools Offer Gay Studies for High Shool Students
   Contra Costa Times, Bay Area News Group

May 20, 2011
   Teams Ready for DestiNation Imagination Global Competition
   Pleasanton Weekly

May 1, 2011
   Reducing Carbon Footprint—Athenian Shows How
   Valley Sentinel

March 30, 2011
   Athenian Student Gives the Gift of Education in Malawi, Africa
   Valley Sentinel

March 4, 2011
February 18, 2011
   Athenian Student Raises Over $4,000 for Special Olympics
   Danville Weekly
   Teen Gives Back to the Community
   Contra Costa Times

December 15, 2010
   Athenian Alumnus Musadiq Bidar '10 Receives Award
   CBS5, Students Rising Above

December 10, 2010
   Athenian Student's Community Garden Will Provide Fresh Produce for Food Bank

October 5, 2010
   Athenian Wins "School of the Year Award' from Sustainable Contra Costa

June 2, 2010
   San Francisco Chronicle

June 1, 2010
   Afghan Refugee Finds Life - and Home - in the U.S.
   San Francisco Chronicle

May 13, 2010
   Danville Teen Leads Program to Teach Job Skills In China

April 24, 2010
   A Bit of Bonny Good Luck for Scottish Students in Danville
   Contra Costa Times

April 23, 2010
    Danville School Helps Stranded Students
   ABC7 News

   Stuck in the USA: Actors vs. the Volcano
   NBC11 News

   Stranded Students
   KTVU/Fox News

   Solar Power Making a Comeback Among Schools
April 20, 2010
    Round Square Conference at Athenian School Helps Empower Youth
   Danville Express

   Activist Angela Davis Encourages Danville Youth to Make Change Happen 
   Contra Costa Times 

April 19, 2010
   Stacey the Great, Teachers Making a Difference

April 8, 2010
   Athenian Student Reflects on AWE, Part 2

April 7, 2010
   Athenian Student Refects on AWE, Part 1

March 31, 2010
   Danville Teen and Her Family Find Medical Need is Greater Than Expected

March 29, 2010
   Athenian Students Return From the 'Wild'
   Contra Costa Times

   Twenty-six Day Wilderness Experience Challenges Athenian Students

March 22, 2010
   Athenian Student Makes a Difference at Home and Abroad
   Tri-Valley Herald

March 11, 2010
   Athenian Students Set Off to Study Marine Life in Mexico

March 10, 2010
   Danville Teen To Bring Hope to Guatemala

February 16, 2010
   Athenian Soccer Coach Matt Zahner Receives NCS Coach Award
   Danville Express

January 16, 2010
   Athenian Dance Instructor Laura Ellis Receives Izzie Award
   San Francisco Chronicle