At a Glance: 2019-20

The Athenian School: Life is an adventure of intellectual exploration and meaningful contribution.

Our Community

530 Students
170 Middle School students (Grades 6-8)
360 Upper School students (Grades 9-12)
295 Upper School day students from throughout the San Francisco East Bay
60  Upper School boarding students from more than 12 different countries on five continents

Nearly 60% of students are people of color: 
 9% African/African-American
29% Asian/Asian-American
 1% Asian Pacific Islander
 9% Latinx/Hispanic
 3% Middle Eastern
11% Multiracial
 1% Native American
 4% South Asian/Indian
(Note: multiracial students who self identify using any of the above categories are included in the numbers for each category.) 

70+ Faculty
74% of faculty have advanced degrees  
30% of faculty are people of color

Residential Community
60 students from more than 12 countries
75 people including teachers, staff, and their families (29 kids!) also live on campus

The School

Nonprofit independent school, WASC accredited, founding member of Round Square schools

Campus and Location:
 Athenian's 75-acre campus of rolling, oak-covered hills lies at the base of Mt. Diablo in Danville, CA just 32 miles East of San Francisco.  Athenian buses transport students to and from many East Bay communities. 

Head of School: Eric Niles
Average class size: 15-17
Financial Aid: 22% of the student body receives financial aid totaling $3.4 million.
College Admission: 100% of class of 2019 gained admission to 4-year colleges
•California Teacher Development Collaborative (CATDC)
• California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
• Council for Advancement and Support of Educations (CASE)
• Green Schools Alliance (GSA)
• National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
• Round Square (RS)
Year Founded: 1965

Mascot: The Owls
School colors: Terracotta and black 
(as pictured on Greek-style amphoras made by Athenian 7th graders)

Testing Averages

SAT Averages
Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
Combined Average
The Athenian School (2018)
1363 (95th percentile)

ACT Mean

Composite Average National Composite Average
The Athenian School (2018) 30 (94th percentile) 21

Advanced Placement
In 2018, more than 103 Athenians participated in 144 AP exams. Eighty-one percent passed with scores of 3 or higher and sixty-three percent passed with scores of 4 or 5.

College Admission

A sample of the colleges Athenian graduates have been accepted to in the last four years: 

American University
American University of Paris
American University of Rome Amherst College
Babson College
Bard College
Barnard College
Bates College
Beloit College
Berklee College of Music Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
California State University:
13 Campuses
Cal. Polytechnic Inst., San Luis Obispo
Carleton College
Carnegie-Mellon University
Case Western Reserve
Chapman University
Claremont McKenna College Clark University
Colby College
Colgate University
Colorado College
Colorado School of Mines Columbia University Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Denison College
DePaul University
DePauw University
Dickinson College 
Drexel University
Eckerd College
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emory University
Evergreen State University Fordham University
George Washington University Georgetown University 
Georgia Institute of Technology Hampshire College
Harvard University
Haverford College
Harvey Mudd College 
High Point University 
Hofstra University 
Howard University 
Indiana University 
thaca College
Johns Hopkins University 
Lafayette College
Lake Forest College
Lehigh University
Lewis and Clark College
Loyola-Marymount University Loyola University of New
Macalester College Massachusetts Institute of
Michigan State University Mount Holyoke College
Muhlenberg College
The New School
New York University Northeastern University Northwestern University Oberlin College
Occidental College
Oregon State University 
Pace University
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Pratt Art Institute
Princeton University
Purdue University
Reed College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Saint Mary’s College of California
Santa Clara University 
Sarah Lawrence College Savannah College of Art &
School of Art Institute of Chicago
Scripps College
Seattle University
Seton Hall University
Skidmore College
Smith College
Southern Methodist University
Spelman College
Stanford University Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
Texas A & M University
Texas Christian University Trinity College (CT)
Trinity University (TX)
Tufts University
Tulane University
Union College
U.S. Military Academy (West
U.S. Naval Academy University of California at:
Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz
University of:
Alabama, Arizona, British Columbia (Canada), Chicago, Colorado at Boulder, Denver, Illinois, Maryland, College Park, Massachusetts-Amherst, Miami, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Portland, Puget Sound, Redlands, RochesterSan Diego, San Francisco, Southern California, Texas, The Pacific, Utah, Vermont, Washington
Utah State
Vassar College
Villanova University
Wagner College
Wake Forest University Washington College Washington University,
St. Louis
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Western Washington University
Wheaton College (MA)
Whitman College
Willamette University
Williams College
College of William & Mary Worchester Polytechnic Institute
Xavier University (LA)
Yale University 
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