Athena Academy

  • Athena Academy uses powerful methods to teach students with dyslexia in the way they learn best.
  • Our program is based on the latest neuroscience research, which shows that dyslexic students learn best using their strong visual-spatial thinking abilities. Athena Academy is located on a spacious 3 acre campus in Palo Alto, CA.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia
Year Founded2010
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$700
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students71 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeAthena Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size6 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$38,500
Admissions DirectorAnne 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 to apply, children will need the psycho-educational test results to substantiate the diagnosis, intelligence, and behavior. 

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