We are still accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. Use the Apply button or reach out to the Admission Team.

For nearly 60 years, we have celebrated independent thought and intellectual exploration. Athenian's legacy starts with teachers who transform an ordinary class or activity into an unforgettable experience. Imagine a small class of students discussing literature, calculating the volume of water in the swimming pool, rock climbing, designing and building an original creation, and constructing greenhouses in Peru. Teachers will be there to mentor and support as you question assumptions, test your knowledge in hands-on projects, and explore complex theories. Think of your Athenian experience as a practical workshop for awakening ideas. 

Here you’ll cultivate friendships, and character, as well as the skills and confidence that provide a foundation for success and contribution well after college. It’s up to you to discover how far an Athenian education will take you. 

We look forward to welcoming you to campus and sharing the promise of an Athenian education. Our admission team is here to support you through this journey. 

Go Owls!

Chris, Michael, Jackie, Michelle, and Angelica,

Why Athenian?

The Athenian School believes that 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 San Francisco’s East Bay and around the world will immerse yourselves in coursework, inspiring each other to think critically, problem solve, and collaborate as global citizens. As an Athenian graduate, you will thrive in college and be poised for a life of intellectual exploration and meaningful contribution.

Meet our Ambassadors

Our student ambassadors represent The Athenian School to prospective families and students in ways only current students can. Ambassadors both “show and tell” Athenian’s values, culture and educational experience as virtual and in-person tour guides, Open House student panelists, and more.

If you are interested in connecting with our ambassadors throughout the admission process, please reach out to Jackie Soohoo.


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Our Team:

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Chris Beeson

    Chris Beeson 

    Director of Admission
  • Photo of Michelle Park

    Michelle Park 

    Director of International Program, ESL Department Chair, ESL Instructor
  • Photo of Angélica Granera

    AngĂ©lica Granera 

    Associate Director of Admission
  • Photo of Jacqueline Soohoo

    Jacqueline Soohoo 

    Director of Summer Programs and After School Enrichment / Admission Associate
  • Photo of Michael Heyward

    Michael Heyward 

    Senior Associate Director of Admission / Director of Multicultural Recruitment