Life is an adventure of intellectual exploration and meaningful contribution

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  • A rigorous

    Academic Program
    The Athenian School believes the best way to master academic subjects is to experience their application first hand. In our rigorous academic program, you and other talented students from the East Bay and around the world will immerse yourselves deeply in coursework, inspiring each other to think critically and collaborate as global citizens. As an Athenian graduate, you’ll thrive in any of the nation’s best colleges and be poised for a life of intellectual exploration and meaningful contribution.

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  • The

    Athenian Way
    An Athenian education is built on six pillars that are the foundation for everything we do. 
    Our mission and pillars encourage students to seek lives of meaning and purpose.

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  • We are

    The vibrant and diverse Athenian community includes day and boarding students, middle and upper school students, and people from throughout the East Bay and around the world. Our outstanding faculty members live on campus and in surrounding Bay Area communities. We take joy in mastering new skills and deepening our understanding so that we can make meaningful contributions wherever we go.


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  • You belong here

    Discover the Possibilities
The Athenian School admits students of any race, national or ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, socioeconomic status, physical challenge, or ancestry to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to all students at the School. The School does not discriminate against its applicants, students, and employees and no one shall be treated differently, separately, or have any action directly affecting them on the basis of cultural or personal identifiers. The School applies all non-discrimination standards to its educational policies, admissions and financial aid policies, and other school-administered programs. Athenian welcomes people of all backgrounds in our community.