Residential Life

To support a healthy lifestyle, our boarding program offers a daily schedule and routine for students, including required meals and study hours.

Weekdays


Breakfast 7:15-7:45am
Classes 8:10am - 3:30pm (Lunch is at 12:10)
After school sports, rehearsals, club meetings, studying, free time until 6
Dinner 6-6:30pm
Study Hours 7:30-9:30pm
Dorm jobs 9:30pm
Dorm check-in 10:30
Lights out/quiet time 11pm

Weekends


You will have a lot more free time during the weekends. You will be offered field trips to museums, performances, shopping, sports games, and more, as well as a weekend trip to the mountains for skiing in winter. You will be able to sign out to visit local towns in the Bay Area with your parents permission and boarding students often visit day students in their homes, especially through the Boarder Buddy Program. 

Residence Halls

The Athenian School has three dorms that house 8-22 students. Each dorm has its own Dorm Parent, Dorm Prefect, and Live-In Residential Faculty member 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 freshmen year. After that, you will have the option to live in a single room if available. Each dorm has a common area, shared bathrooms, and a laundry room. Exercise equipment, games, and a TV are available in a shared lounge for all the boarding students. 

Your Athenian Family

Transferring from my high school in China to Athenian, I was so worried about whether I could get enough help and care from my new Athenian peers and teachers. When I first moved into the dorm, I was surprised by how my dorm mom greeted me as a family member. Her warm welcome, as well as the friendly greetings from other returning boarders, provided me with the confidence to become part of this special and inclusive community. As I’m now a dorm prefect,  the memory of their welcoming also inspires me to offer a hand to other newcomers. As I got to know more day students and build a personal relationship with the teachers, I found that the kindness of the boarding community is truly shared by every single member of Athenian. As my time at Athenian grows longer, my ties grow stronger to this school, a community I am proud to call home. -Amanda Wu '14
When you join our boarding program, you become a part of the Athenian family. Not only will you make friends with your new classmates and living mates, you will be paired with an on-campus faculty member as well as a family in the local community through the Boarder Buddy Program. Residential faculty host boarding students in their homes for family dinners, join them in the Main Hall for meals, hire them to babysit their kids, and welcome them into their families. Within the dorms, there are also student Prefects, juniors and seniors who are selected role models and peer counselors within the boarding community. From moving in to study help to a quick snack, our residential community is here for you 24/7.