Nestled in the heart of Palo Alto near Stanford University is a place where Dyslexic or twice-exceptional (2E) children, grades 1-8, learn to own their neurodiverse talent.
Dyslexic Education that Builds Confidence
At Athena Academy, your child finds a caring community that helps them see the magic of a unique mind. They will learn to embrace their special talents and trust in their wisdom to unlock their potential.
Your campus for learning and joy
Classrooms are adaptable and perfect for different ways of learning and fun activities. Special creative writing, math, science, and art areas invite hands-on discovery and imaginative adventures.
To add to our diverse and exciting curriculum, we have a Makerspace, rooms for drama and music, and technology-filled spaces. There are also areas for social-emotional learning and beautiful outdoor spaces to help your child grow in every way. These are places where every student feels secure, cared for, and supported on their journey of growth and personal discovery.
To teach to each student’s strengths, interests, and learning style, instruction is differentiated and personalized.
Social Emotional Learning
Woven throughout our curriculum, SEL helps students build empathy, communication skills, and emotional awareness.
From drama to digital music, our arts electives foster creative expression and personal growth.
Each child has a different way of learning. This is the truth. We combine conventional educational techniques with innovative visual-spatial methods to cater to the dyslexic learner’s natural, picture-oriented style. Our average class size for elementary school is 6-8 students and 8-10 in middle school. This ensures personalized attention.
- • Individualized Learning | Project-based programs accelerate learning and focus your child’s strengths to build confidence in their unique abilities.
- • Blend of Teaching Methods | Learning environments provide challenges and support tailored to the specific areas of need. This approach could include advanced visual-spatial methods to phonics-based methods.
- • 2E Development | Students with high IQs face learning challenges, too. We focus on identifying the strengths and the areas where support is needed. This method helps us meet their unique academic and social emotional needs, which can differ in various subjects or skills.
Why Choose a School Focused on Confidence?
Your child is unique, and so are their learning needs. They need a community that understands and embraces differences. Here, your child will find a supportive and stimulating environment that nurtures their neurodiversity.
When children feel confident about how they learn, they do better in school. Join us on this exciting journey toward academic success and emotional fulfillment.
- • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
- • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
- • Association of LD Schools, Member