The Athenian School

2100 Mt Diablo Scenic Blvd,
Danville, CA, 94506-0945
Tel: (925)837-5375
Grades: 6 - 12 | 478 students
With distinctive meaningful programs, The Athenian School goes far beyond preparing talented and diverse students for outstanding colleges.
Athenian empowers its graduates to become world citizens with lives of purpose and personal fulfillment.
Athenian's distinguishing features include: an exciting and challenging academic curriculum, required community service, a required wilderness course, and extraordinary international experiences.
Other signature programs include: town meeting, an airplane construction project, an award-winning robotics team, and many international opportunities (exchange, service projects, annual conferences, and faculty-led educational and service trips).
Located on 75 beautiful acres at the base of Mt.
Diablo, Athenian is the San Francisco Bay Area's only nonsectarian school with a high school boarding program.
Virtually 100% attend 4-yr.
universities, from all the Univ.
of CA campuses, to USC, Stanford, Ivy League campuses, outstanding liberal arts colleges, and a wide range of others.
Athenian encourages students to find the colleges or universities that best fit them, and many students gain admission to their first-choice college.
Most importantly, Athenian students develop a deep understanding of themselves, extraordinary skills for achievement, and the compassion to make a positive difference in the world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Year Founded 1965

Student Body

Total Students 478 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 47%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade The Athenian School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 68%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 8 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AB Calculus AP, AP Computer Science, BC Calculus AP, French IV AP, Honors History Seminars (8+), Honors Literature Seminars (10+), Honors Science Courses (6+), LIteratuare AP, Spanish IV AP, Spanish V AP, Statistics AP  
Average SAT score 1903
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Neat, clean, and in good taste)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $33,516
Tuition Notes 26592 Middle School 33516 Upper School day student 53600 Boarding Student (Upper School)
% on Financial Aid 21%
Average Financial Aid Grant $17,370
Acceptance Rate 45%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Christopher Beeson
Admissions Associate Beverly Gomer


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBadmintonBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Advanced Band--instrumental ensembles, Advanced Chorus, Affinity Groups--cultural/ethnic, Airplane Construction, Band, Chorus, Dance, Debate--Interscholastic competitions, Hiking, Interim trips--local, regional, and international, International Community Service, International Conferences, International Exchange--study abroad, Interweave--Gay/Straight Alliance, Investment Club, Robotics, Round Square International Club, Theater, Theater Tech, Town Meeting--democratic community forum, Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting, Yoga Band, Chorus, Dance, Hiking, Robotics, Theater, Theater Tech, Weightlifting, Yoga, Advanced Band--instrumental ensembles,
Advanced Chorus,
Affinity Groups--cultural/ethnic,
Airplane Construction,
Debate--Interscholastic competitions,
Interim trips--local, regional, and international,
International Community Service,
International Conferences,
International Exchange--study abroad,
Interweave--Gay/Straight Alliance,
Investment Club,
Round Square International Club,
Town Meeting--democratic community forum,
Ultimate Frisbee,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 01/17/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Berean Christian High School (7.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Children's Academy of Danville (3.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Diablo Hills Country School (6.7 miles away)
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