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:

This year we are continuing our commitment to being an anti-racist school. We are also taking action on specific DEIS goals that relate to building community-wide cultural competence, increasing student and employee diversity and sense of belonging, and reviewing our curriculum through the a DEIS lens. 

List of 4 items.

  • 20

    Countries represented
    Over the last five years, more than ten percent of our students have come from outside the United States. They represent 20 different countries: Australia, Canada, China, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Hong Kong (China SAR), India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, South Korea, Simaliland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam. 
  • 26%

    Financial Aid
    Athenian’s financial aid budget of $3.5 million supports socioeconomic diversity. Twenty-six percent of students receive financial aid. 
  • 535

    Students attend Athenian
    Athenian's student body is comprised of 171 Middle School students and 364 Upper School students. 304 Upper Schoolers are day students and 60 are boarders.
  • 61%

    Sixty-one 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.