Living at Athenian

Your Home Away from Home

At The Athenian School, learning is more a way of life than a course outline. As a boarding student, you will have the opportunity to live with your classmates, as well as many of your teachers and their families. We hope you will find that learning and living with up to 60 students from a dozen countries is exciting, challenging, and fun.

Athenian is a place where you'll get to know yourself well, including how you prioritize, collaborate, and handle responsibility.  With 25 teachers and their families and pets living on campus (more than 70 people), a little guidance is never far. Living with a diverse group of peers, you will gain group living skills while learning about other cultures and customs.

5-Day Boarding
Students whose families live within reasonable travel distance of Athenian can participate in 5-day boarding. This option allows students to leave campus Friday afternoon after classes end, returning on Sunday. Five-day boarders can benefit from boarding life during the week and participate in their family home life on the weekends.

Benefits of Boarding at Athenian
As a boarding student, you will develop group living skills while mastering academic responsibilities. You will have the opportunity to cultivate positive relationships with teachers and students while learning about other cultures and customs. You also will have extensive access to faculty and staff, receiving outstanding academic preparation in an environment of intellectual inquiry and independent thought. As a boarding student, you will have full access to our library and other campus facilities including a fitness center. Special activities for boarders will let you join in picnics on Mt. Diablo, trips to San Francisco, theater, dance, ski trips, and more. 

Welcome from the Dorm Heads

Greetings! We are the three dorm heads at Athenian and we would like to welcome you as you explore life as a boarding student on our campus. Together, we work creatively and collaboratively to create a residential family here at Athenian, combining the unique talents of our nearly 60 boarders, the 25 faculty, their families, and 29 faculty kids who share our campus 24/7. We are happy to answer any questions you and your parents may have about this experience! 

Welcome to Athenian. 

Mentor Collective at Athenian

Mentor Collective is a national online mentoring community for boarding students. As an Athenian boarding student, you will be matched with a trained Athenian upperclassperson or alumni mentor based on common interests, background, and academics. 

Learn more.

Meet the Boarding Staff

List of 7 members.

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