The Athenian School


The Athenian School

The Athenian School


The Athenian School is a college preparatory and boarding school located in Danville, California. Athenian educates students in grades 6-12 on a 75 beautiful acres (300,000 m2) campus at the base of Mt. Diablo, located near San Francisco in Northern California.

Athenian has an exciting and challenging academic curriculum, required community service, a required wilderness course, and extraordinary international experiences.

Other 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).

Virtually 100% gain admission to 4-year.universities, from all the UCs, to USC, Stanford, many of the Ivy League campuses, outstanding liberal arts colleges, and a wide range of others.

The Basics

School TypeUSA High School
School Website
StateCalifornia (CA)
Nearest City
Year Founded1965
Admission Requirement
Academic Calendar
Level OfferedGrade 6-12, AP Classes
International Students
Student-Teacher Ratio15

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Athenian encourages students to find the colleges or universities that best fit them, and most students gain admission to their first-choice school. Most importantly, Athenian students develop a deep understanding of themselves and extraordinary skills for achievements.

The academic curriculum offers

Interdisciplinary humanities courses in grades 9 and 10, followed by diverse seminars in history and literature.

Hands-on and applied science options, including: an airplane construction project, an applied science course, and an award-winning robotics team.

Extensive mathematics offerings beyond our two years of AP calculus courses to AP statistics and AP computer science.

Extensive offerings in the arts, including drawing, painting, pottery, stained glass, and photography, theatre, dance, and chorus.

Honors and/or AP courses across the curriculum.

Student Clubs

Include: Asian Club, Democrats Club, Feminist Club, Outdoor Adventure Club, Meditation Club, Debate, Jew Crew, Latino Club, Black Student Union, Vegetarian Club, Model UN Club, Christian Club, Interfaith Dialogue Club, and Mixed Race Club.