Signature Programs

Diversity and Inclusion

A Diverse Community of Learners

The Athenian School realizes that true multiculturalism and diversity need the spirit of equity and inclusion in order to foster a strong community of learners. Athenian emphasizes skill building around empathy, perspective recognition, analysis and inquiry, self-awareness, and the acknowledgment of circumstantial privileges. Learning and life are enhanced when we are able to step into the intellectual space of others with respect and understanding. Our goal is that our students, families, faculty, and staff, build their capacity to increase their cultural wisdom and create community.

The Athenian student body exhibits a rich variety of ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. As a community, Athenian welcomes students of different religions, sexual orientations and political perspectives and emphasizes respect for each individual. To round out this cultural awareness, a significant portion of the Athenian student body will travel outside the United States as part of their Athenian experience.

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  • 20

    Countries represented
    Over the last five years, ten percent of our students have come from 20 different countries: Australia, Canada, China, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Hong Kong (China SAR), India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam. 
  • 22%

    Financial Aid
    Athenian’s financial aid budget of $3.5 million supports socioeconomic diversity. Twenty-two percent of students receive financial aid. 

  • 530

    Students attend Athenian
    Athenian's student body is comprised of 170 Middle School students and 360 Upper School students. 300 Upper Schoolers are day students and 60 are boarders.
  • 59%

    Fifty-nine percent of the student body identify themselves as people of color: 
    African, African-American, Asian, Asian-American, Indian, Hispanic/Latino, Indian/Native American, Middle Eastern, or multiracial.