Signature Programs

Equity and Inclusion

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

Equity, inclusion and diversity are much more than social principles at Athenian; they are educational imperatives. Upholding them is at the core of Athenian’s philosophy and a necessary precursor to meeting our mission goal of graduating culturally competent, global citizens who enter the world as community builders. Therefore, Athenian counts on its students, families, faculty, staff, and board members to support this ideal and respect the diversity of our community of varied race, national and/or ethnic origin, socioeconomic class, faith, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Required course work, all-school activities, student clubs and co-curricular programs advance equity, inclusion, diversity, and social justice at Athenian. Athenian is committed to upholding and protecting the dignity and worth of all people, recognizing everyone’s shared humanity.

Athenian's DEIS Focus for 2020-21

This year we are focusing in on significant anti-racism work. This includes faculty and board training, a review of our curriculum, and the creation of a DEIS teaching team creating programming opportunities for students and families.

A Diverse Community of Learners

Athenian is deeply committed to inclusion, both in theory and in practice. We measure diversity data in order to understand the multifaceted makeup and needs of our community and to make sure our deliverables are experienced by all.

Our Student Body

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  • 21

    Countries represented
    Over the last five years, more than ten percent of our students have come from outside the United States. They represent 21 different countries: Australia, Canada, China, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Hong Kong (China SAR), India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, 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 other than white: 
    African, African-American, Asian, Asian-American, South Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Indian/Native American, Middle Eastern, or multiracial.