My son is a kindergartener at Athenian Pinellas. Their low class ratios and focused student - teacher comitment are a pinpoint for their students sucess. My son has improved dramatically and will continue attending as long as possible.
My daughter just switched to this school. The school, principal, and teachers are incredible. My daughter has adjusted well because the children there are also wonderful. Incredible school! Academics are high and it is like a private school setting. We are very happy!
my daughter is in kindergarten and we are very happy. Her teacher and staff are very helpful and caring. small school, very personal. we thought this would be temporary, she is staying and we are enrolling our son in the vpk program here!!
I love this school It is very academically oriented. Foreign languages are taught from Kindergarten. They have a new staff ready to go and make it the best. They have had several orientations and parent meetings that have been great. A parent
I am thrilled with the new management of the school. The teachers and staff who were constantly working against the school are moving on and there is a new administrator and fresh new faces. The school will be stronger than ever. A returning parent.
I'm so appalled at the Leona Group on how poorly they acknowledged their teachers that worked at the Athenian. As a former teacher that was treated in such a poorly unprofessional manner, and was greatly respected by everyone I truly am glad that I have moved on. The poor management and unstructured school did not make it a pleasant environment to work in. The dedication from the teachers and support of the parents is why the school kept going.
The turn over for teachers is constant. There is no stability there. The managemant team never answer questions staright forward. Always research their answers to your questions. My child had enough last year and will be moving to a more stabile environment.
I am very happy that Athenian no longer teaches Greek half of the day. I didn't agree with the Greek immersion. The teacher wasn't allowed to explain what she/he was saying in Greek - the kids was supposed to 'catch on'. I prefer that my child actually learns something. If 'Greek for half of the day' were to be reinstated I would immediately pull my daughter from the school. Right now with the ways things are going I really like it and am happy that my child is there. My daughter loves it and loves her teacher. I have never had an ill experience with any of the staff this year. They are always polite and helpful.
My children spent many years at the Athenian Academy. It seemed like a wonderful idea at first,yet ended up being our nightmare!! We had a lot of catching up to do after I pulled them!! My kids were lacking in all areas of education since they only specialize in math and science, and those classes are taught in Greek only, so the kids have no idea what is happening. Yes they learned a few words in Greek, yet after a few months being out could not remember any! Stick with private, or I would even recommend public as a far better choice!
The school was great until the new leadership took over. Major chaos. The teachers are good but the school is so unstable. My child did not last there very long,I needed more stability and it was not happening and no one knew when it would. Poor leadership and dull decisions.
I am glad that My child is graduating and soon to be out of there.Complaints take forever to be fixed. Not recommended unless top people are reviewed and system revamped.Thank you to my child's teacher for saving the day.
I think that the school is fantastic! They are not just teaching our son to read read and do math, but to be a world citizen. My son can count to 10 in Greek and Spanish, he tells me all about learning about the Greek holidays, and celebrating Hispanic culture by participating in Latin Heritage week. I truly think it helps him think outside of his little bubble at home. As for the academics, I can't say enough about how much he has excelled this year! He is in kindergarten and was not about to name all of the letters at the beginning of the year (despite my efforts and the fact he was in Pre-K), and now he is reading. He loves going to school everyday and thinks very highly of all of his teachers. The school principal is very involved. She makes an effort get to know every student and family.
Unfortunately, Athenian Academy is literally falling apart!There is complete lack of discipline from both the staff and teachers. My daughter lasted there only two weeks! What I would truly like to say is that our children are not some type of experiment for underutilized teachers and unprofessional principals! Formatter how involved we the parents become, we ultimately relied on the teachers and principal for our children's academic achievement. So, it is about time this school be given to hands that know how to run it sufficiently!
Wonderful foreign language (Spanish and Greek) teaching school with an emphasis on math. Caring teachers. Small classes. High FCAT scores. My children love it here. Art, Gym, recess every day, with an emphasis on discipline. Parents must contribute volunteer hours to the school. Everyone knows everyone else. A true family atmosphere where they care about one another. This school has a great history of academic success since its founding in 2000. It has hopes of expanding into a middle school. The only immersion-language program in Pinellas County. I love the teachers. My children have excelled and they speak Greek (which I do not speak at all, but I'm working on it)!
The athenian academy is a good school. Everybody is trying to do their best.
The Athenian Academy is probably the worst school I have ever experienced. This school is literally falling apart. There is no discipline, no organization, no specific curriculum; This school should be shut down right away.
Unique Charter school that teaches Greek through immersion. Teachers are excellent, but Board of Directors need to get there act together. The school is basically like a family where everyone knows one another and is committed to the language program. This is a good school to put your little one if you want them to excel in Greek/Math because the children learn math through the Greek teacher. Like I said the teachers are excellent, but the school needs some organization. The whole staff seems committed to my child's education.
Both our children are thriving at the Athenian Academy. This is a public charter school in Pinellas County, Florida. More than 1/2 of the students are not Greek, yet they all are taught Math & Science in Greek, along with Greek language & culture. This has helped their English since they are beginning to recognize the Greek roots & prefixes of words. When our average six-year old son recognized that entomology must have something to do with bugs I knew this immersion method of learning the language was effective. Rest assured, there is a collaboration between the Greek & English teachers. The math & science vocabulary is included in the English teachers' lessons and students are often asked to write in English about concepts learned in Greek. At the Athenian Academy many family members put in volunteer hours and arrange for donations for the school. As with any other public school, the students always benefit from extra help beyond government funding! By the way, I taught in both public and private schools. I was a Learning Disabilities resource teacher in IL and taught English as a Second Language in Greece. I was also a substitute teacher in our local schools. I know from experience that schools are always evolving and are a product of the people who work to make them successful. At the Athenian Academy our kids are getting a complete education in a warm, safe environment. Also, by charter, there will never be more than 20 kids per class. (Any statistics out there which may say otherwise are based on old, incorrect information.) I wish I could be more laconic but I'm very excited about this language immersion program. The school has an email address: AthenianAcademy@hotmail.com and is reconfiguring its web site @ AthenianAcademy.com Georgia
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