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The Athena School is an independent, secular, non-religious school in the heart of Newtown in Sydney’s Inner West.

Here at Athena students’ interests, talents and abilities are nurtured while we educate in conventional subjects in a friendly, enriching environment.

The School’s Mission Statement is: to use the art of teaching to provide a safe and inspiring environment that identifies and expands each student’s talents and interests and motivates them in their pursuit of knowledge, resulting in the student’s progression to independence and self-confidence.

School life is about more than academics. Learning is about more than books and information. We take a holistic approach to learning which involves attention to the all-round development of students intellectually, physically, creatively, spiritually, emotionally, socially, with communication and all in terms of self-discipline. We welcome and appreciate parent involvement within the school.


It is through our Quality Assurance Department that we ensure each student is progressing towards the achievement of the school’s valuable final goal which is: A happy student with the educational tools to competently pursue their goals in life.

Children are best taught in a relaxed and unhurried environment and that is what we provide here at The Athena School.

As you contemplate the education of your child, keep in mind that we at The Athena School have been providing education in Sydney for 30 years.

If you have not visited us I invite you to come for a tour.


Fiona Milne

Principal