In the year 2000 the original Athenian Academy Charter School was founded as the First Greek Immersion Charter School in the United States of America.
At that time, the concept of charter schools was relatively new in the state of Florida. Not only was the concept of charter schools relatively new, a multilingual focus at an elementary level caused a great deal of skepticism even though in over 20 European Countries, second and third language instruction is required to begin in schools with children as young as 5 years old.
The founder of Athenian Academy, Mr. George Poumakis, was so convinced and passionate about the benefits of American children learning the Greek language, culture and customs, gained the support of the Education Consulate of Greece and together, they negotiated a ground breaking, teacher exchange program that paved the way for the school to open. Now, 20 years later, the original Athenian Academy has expanded from a K-2 school with as few as 50 students, to a K-8 school, educating over 500 students.
Today, the founders
of the original school are passionate about sharing the school model and the
benefits of multilingual education with many more students in Florida school
To commemorate our 20th year
We are selling 4x8 bricks for $50.00 and 4x8 brick for $200.00. The bricks will be placed under the flag poles on the outside school walkway.
Thank you for your support the past 20 years and to many more years.
At Athenian , every child is important. We care about kids!