Furthering The Cause

Athena Academy is concerned about more than our own students, We care about dyslexic children everywhere. There are 11 million children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old with dyslexia, and very few are able to get the education they need. Their considerable talents are lost to all of us, and they lose confidence and acceptance.

Our Purpose

Athena Academy is dedicated to improving the learning process for dyslexic learners everywhere by researching, documenting, disseminating, and advocating for innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that enable dyslexic students, K-12, to master and enjoy learning and producing.

The work begins in Athena Academy, our laboratory school for children with dyslexia. We begin with our research and innovation to bring about new advances in the field of dyslexia education. We will collaborate with other schools in this field to determine best practices. We will disseminate information about our methods and best teaching practices as widely as possible.


Your Donation Matters

Your donation supports Athena Academy’s mission to help dyslexic learners!  Your charitable contributions help us:

    • to bridge the “tuition gap.” Tuition alone does not cover the full costs of the highly personalized educational programs designed to maximize each young learner’s strengths.
    • to hire, train, and retain the best teachers for dyslexic learners. It takes $10,000 or more to train a new teacher, plus it’s essential for us to offer ongoing professional development.
    • to expand the school’s ability to offer financial aid. Tuition may be out of reach for many families in need of the school, and we aspire to maintain a diverse student body to demonstrate our program’s effectiveness for the widest possible range of dyslexic students.

We are a tax-exempt nonprofit 501C3 organization. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please donate now to Athena Academy to support this truly important work. Thank you!

Ways of Giving

Online Giving

Make a one time or recurring gift by clicking on the “Donate” link below. Athena Academy accepts all major credit cards.


Checks should be made payable to Athena Academy and mailed to: 525 San Antonio Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306, or dropped off at the school office during regular business hours. Be sure to include "donation" in the memo section on the front of the check.

Pledge to Give

A pledge shows that you will make a donation on a date that is convenient for you. It gives you the flexibility to make one or more payments for any amount you choose. Families will be counted in the school’s Participation Per Cent total when the pledge is made.


Do you own marketable securities such as stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares that have appreciated in value and you’re ready to sell? If you have owned the securities for at least one year, you can gift them to Athena Academy and earn a tax-deductible donation equal to the full current market value. You won’t pay capital gains taxes on the appreciation over your basis price. If this giving option works for you and your family, please contact your financial advisor for advice specific to your situation, then contact Director of Development, Sandra Gresham.

Athena Academy Stock Transfer Instructions 2017-18

Matching Gifts

You can easily double or even triple your contribution by taking advantage of corporate matching gifts. To see if your company matches gifts, please click here.

Planned Gifts

A planned gift is a donation from your estate. It will help create a lasting legacy on behalf of the students we serve. Planned gifts can be simple bequests, a transfer of cash or securities, a percent remainder of your estate, or a designation by you naming Athena Academy as the beneficiary of a retirement account or life insurance. For more information or sample bequest language, please contact Director of Development, Sandra Gresham.

If you have included Athena Academy in your estate plans, please let us know so we can thank you and be certain we understand your wishes.

Athena Academy is a not for profit 501-C3 organization, EIN # 45-2885305.

All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.