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Welcome to The Athenian School, where we believe that life is an adventure of intellectual exploration and meaningful contribution.
Every day, Athenian students from the East Bay and around the world practice leadership, teamwork, empathy, and global citizenship while mastering academic subjects by experiencing their application firsthand. I came to work at Athenian in 2009 because Athenian's mission, which embraces intellectual curiosity and community involvement, inspired me. Rare indeed is the school that encourages its students to do well and do good in the world. Athenian is just such a place.

For more than 50 years Athenian's educational model has been highly innovative. We create opportunities for students to explore their unique passions and we value openness to new ideas, projects, and approaches. Throughout COVID, our curricular innovation and creative use of technology has been at an all-time. Likewise our facilities and expansive campus have served us well, enabling the power of our academic programs to continue while keeping our community safe. 

I invite you and your family to join our community of lifelong learners. Explore our website and come visit us in person to see why graduates say Athenian is "school as it should be."

Welcome to Athenian.

Eric Niles, Head of School

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