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The Athenian School

Call: 925-837-5375
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The Athenian School

At a glance

Location Danville, CA Tuition $53,650
Grades 6-12 Students Receiving Aid 20%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $1,800,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1 Endowment $7,200,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 37%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 455

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 15

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 37*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 12
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Oakland CA Area
San Francisco CA Area
Program Emphasis 5-Day Boarding School
Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
Small Boarding School
Special Program Emphasis
Summer School
All Grades 6-12
Boarding Grades 6-12
Grade Divisions Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1965
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Suburban
Campus Size (Acres) 75
Head of School Eric F. Niles
Endowment $7,200,000

History

"Athenian’s campus encompasses 75 acres of beautiful rolling hills and wildflowers at the base of Mt. Diablo. Just 32 miles east of San Francisco, Athenian students are easily able to take advantage of extraordinary cultural, theatrical and athletic opportunities. The Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Nevada mountains are both within a few hours’ drive.

Total enrollment is approximately 450 students, 150 in the 6th-8th grades and 300 day and boarding students in grades 9-12. Day students come to Athenian from throughout the East Bay. Boarding students from around the country and throughout the world live in two dormitories, housing approximately 20 students each. Students from outside the U.S. benefit from the International Student Program. " (The Athenian School, 9/2008)

Academics

Full Time Faculty 58
Part Time Faculty 13
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 68%
Faculty with doctorate 4
Faculty with masters 63
Student/Faculty ratio 10:1
Average Class Size 15
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Art
Art History
Astronomy
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Community Service
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama
Earth Science
Ecology
Economics
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Ethics
European History
Expository Writing
Fine Arts
French
Geography
Geology
Government/Civics
Health
History
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Physiology
Psychology
Religion
Science
Social Science
Spanish
Speech
Statistics
Theater Theology
Trigonometry
World History
World Literature
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Art History
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
English Literature
European History
French Language
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Statistics
Studio Art
US History
World History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 455
Boys 217
Girls 238
% Boys/Girls 48%/52%
Boarding Students 42
Day Students 413
International
Other (15% of students come from foreign countries.)
% of International Students 10%

Admission

E-mail admission@athenian.org
Web Address www.athenian.org
Director of Admission Christopher Beeson
Admission Application Apply to The Athenian School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 75
Application Deadline(s) Jan
Financial Aid Deadline(s) January 15
Financial Aid Awarded $1,800,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 20%
Acceptance Rate 37%
Total Applicants 600
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 49%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $26,592
Boarding Student Tuition $53,650
International Student Tuition $54,650

College Placement Office

Average ACT Score 28
Recent College Matriculations Boston University; Lehigh University; Smith College; The Evergreen State College; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Santa Cruz
% of Graduates Who Attend College 99%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
soccer
swimming
tennis
volleyball
Recreational Sports
cycling
dance
fencing
hiking
martial arts
outdoor club/skills
rock climbing
sailing
ultimate frisbee
weight lifting
Extra-Curricular Activities
Asian Club
Choir
Community Service Program
Computer Club
Debate Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Food Council
Honor Council
International Club
Literary Magazine
Math Club
Model UN
Newspaper
Orchestra
Peer Tutoring
Photography Club
Student Government
Student Publications
Yearbook

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Contact Info

Phone 925-837-5375
Address 2100 Mt Diablo Scenic Blvd - Danville, CA 94506
Website www.athenian.org 
Email admission@athenian.org 
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