Athena Academy is a non-profit educational institution established in 2010, devoted to educating bright dyslexic and twice exceptional children, grades 1 - 8.
Athena Academy uses a blend of teaching methods, based on the latest neuroscience and educational research, which builds on the dyslexic student`s natural, picture-oriented learning style.
Athena Academy offers both a full-time in-person program as well as a full-time online program.
Athena Academy is located on a spacious 3 acre campus in Palo Alto, CA.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: 1-8
  • Enrollment: 71 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $40,975
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia
Year Founded
2010
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
71 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Athena Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
6 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Summer Program Cost
$700
Admissions Director
Anne Boswell

School Notes

  • Athena Academy provides exceptional education for students whose primary diagnosis is Dyslexia or one of its synonyms: Specific learning disorder, Specific reading disorder, DSM diagnostic category 315. In addition, the student must have an average or above average intelligence, and be able to learn in a focused classroom without creating disruptions that prevent themselves or others from learning. To apply, children will need the psycho-educational test results to substantiate the diagnosis, intelligence, and behavior. 
Source: Verified school update

School Calendar

View the Athena Academy yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
November 21, 2022 (Monday)
NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
April 10, 2023 (Monday)
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - GRADUATION - EARLY DISMISSAL
June 08, 2023 (Thursday)

School Reviews

5  
A transformative school for children with dyslexia. They are taught skillfully and learn to see their many strengths as dyslexic learners. We`ve seen our child go from such low self-confidence to feeling confident and happy and learning tons. He likes the structured mornings, more open-ended electives in the afternoon, and the lunch! And if your child likes to build and create as ours does, the maker space is wonderful.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: 1-8
  • Enrollment: 71 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $40,975
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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