Great Learning


Another means by which Atheneum inspires young people to drive forward their education is the Great Learning Program. The goal of Great Learning is to provide the growing student a progressive practice of integrated physical and mental refinement. This practice prepares the student for a future of balanced life and growth, social responsibility, and leadership. Through the discussion of classical texts, such as Confucius's Great Learning and Analects, students and faculty study exceptional models of self-development: humanitarians, rulers, scientists, philosophers, and sages. The program extends this study beyond purely intellectual pursuits to the practice of balanced and natural posturing and movement, which promotes complete health and keen sensitivity. The Great Learning Program directly supports:
  • Long lasting health and fitness: the prevention of illness and disease while building strength, agility, and energy
  • Inner stability and harmony: balanced emotions and hormones for clarity of mind
  • Responsibility and virtue: the building of self-confidence, respect and an understanding of ideal interactions between the individual, the family and society
  • Foresight and physical awareness
  • Timely, consistent and thorough performance in and out of school
Atheneum School is a non-profit 501c3 Corporation. All donations are tax-deductible. Atheneum School admits qualified students & staff members of any gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color and national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs administered by the school.