Athena Academy

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.

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School Overview

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

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
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. 
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