Athenian Parent Association (APA)

Join Us!

All parents and guardians of Athenian students are members of the Athenian Parent Association (APA), which works to support the school’s mission of intellectual exploration and meaningful contribution. The APA promotes a strong sense of community by facilitating communication between the parent body and the school. We host speakers, serve as a resource to parents, and encourage volunteerism. APA leaders and volunteers play a vital role in coordinating and running school events, which have historically included International Night, family potluck socials, faculty and staff appreciation luncheons, and celebrations of student milestones. 
To stay informed about APA activities and to find out about opportunities to volunteer, read the Weekly every Friday, and come to our regularly scheduled all-parent meetings. All-parent meetings inform parents of volunteer, social, and community-building opportunities. 

For example, Athenian's successful and active Book Club and Walking Group allow parents to build lasting connections and contribute to the greater Athenian community. Our goal is to have families find many ways to get involved, and we look forward to seeing your energy in our community!

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APA Events

List of 3 events.

  • Apr

    APA All Parent Coffee

    Drop off your students then stop by the field for coffee and treats with our APA and other parents! We'll meet at the corner of the field nearest the middle school entrance.
  • May

    Community Ed Series with Dr. Elliot Quataert

    This event is hosted by the Athenian Parent Association and is open to all. Come learn with us!

    Black holes are one of the most remarkable predictions of Einstein’s theory of gravity: so much material is compressed into such a small region of space that nothing, not even light, can escape. Black holes have also captured the public imagination, and are commonly featured in popular culture. In the past few years, the world-wide Event Horizon Telescope released the first real (non-Hollywood!) picture of gas around a black hole. Dr. Quataert will describe how these observations were made and what they have taught us about black holes.
  • May

    APA All Parent Coffee

    Join us after drop off for coffee and conversation with other parents and our APA.
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To contact the APA, please email

2023-2024 APA Leadership

Board Members 
APA President: Leslie Widmann
APA Vice President, Community Events: Suzanne Havens Beckman
APA Vice President, Community Enrichment: Julianna Velthoen
APA Secretary: Maryann Amado
APA Treasurer: Angela Shiu
APA MS Coordinator: Trish Singleton
APA US Coordinator: Rochelle Williams
APA Spiritwear Coordinators: Colleen McClure and Marcy Golden

Middle School Grade Representatives:
6th Grade
Abby Boston
Meeta Sinha
7th Grade
Jen Sabo
Aneta McGarry
8th Grade
Leah Millheiser
Maegan Puleo Warehouse

Upper School Grade Representatives:
9th Grade
Elizabeth Santos 
10th Grade
Abby Boston
11th Grade
Amanda Walter
12th Grade
Quynh Tran

To contact the APA, you may also email