Admission

Welcome

For nearly 60 years, we have celebrated independent thought and intellectual exploration. Athenian's legacy start 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 are looking 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,
Athenian Admission Team  

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.

Our Divisions:

Our Programs:

Application & Next Steps:

  • How to Apply
    • Each year, Athenian welcomes new middle school, upper school, and boarding students with a range of interests and backgrounds from the San Francisco Bay Area and far beyond. You can begin the application process here. If you are have any questions about our school or the application process please email us here.

  • Affordability
    • We are committed to making Athenian accessible to a wide range of families. Applicants are invited to apply to our program which determines your student(s) tuition based on your family's ability to pay. Learn more here.  

  • Visit us in Danville 
    • Sitting on a 75-acre campus at the base of Mt. Diablo, our students and faculty use our rolling hills and meadows to learn about the environment, literature mathematics, art, history, and more. We would love to host you at one of our events. Provide your information here and we'll keep you informed of our upcoming events!
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
    925-362-7225
  • Photo of Michelle Park

    Michelle Park 

    Director of International Program, ESL Department Chair, ESL Instructor
    925-837-5375
  • Photo of Angélica Granera

    AngĂ©lica Granera 

    Associate Director of Admission / Office Manager
    925-362-7223
  • Photo of Jacqueline Soohoo

    Jacqueline Soohoo 

    Director of Summer Programs and After School Enrichment / Admissions Associate
    9253627251
  • Photo of Michael Heyward

    Michael Heyward 

    Senior Associate Director of Admission / Director of Multicultural Recruitment
    925-362-7224