Each dorm has its own Dorm Head, Assistant Dorm Head, Residential Dorm Head, and Student Prefects, who work together to create a safe, fun, and comfortable living and learning community. As a boarder, you will live in a double- or triple-occupancy room your ninth grade year. After that, you will have the option to live in a single room if available. Each of our three dorms has a common area, shared bathrooms, and a laundry room.
FABs, or Fun Activities for Boarders, offer students fun and free opportunities to venture off campus and explore the Bay Area. Destinations have included Sharks and A’s games, festivals, Muir Woods, beaches, and local museums. On-campus FAB’s have included games nights hosted by residential faculty, knitting and drinking tea, and a dumpling feast.
The San Francisco Bay Area, on California's northern coast, is known for its diversity: diversity of landscape, people, cultures, and politics. Within 25 miles of Athenian, you can ride the cable cars in San Francisco's historic neighborhoods, meet innovators in Silicon Valley, explore the food scene in Berkeley, and take in the view from the top of Mt. Diablo.