For nearly 60 years, we have celebrated independent thought and intellectual exploration. Athenian's legacy starts with teachers who transform an ordinary class or activity into an unforgettable experience. Imagine a small class of students discussing literature, calculating the volume of water in the swimming pool, rock climbing, designing and building an original creation, and constructing greenhouses in Peru. Teachers will be there to mentor and support as you question assumptions, test your knowledge in hands-on projects, and explore complex theories. Think of your Athenian experience as a practical workshop for awakening ideas. 

Here you'll cultivate friendships, and character, as well as the skills and confidence that provide a foundation for success and contribution well after college. It's up to you to discover how far an Athenian education will take you. 

We look forward to welcoming you to campus and sharing the promise of an Athenian education. Our admission team is here to support you through this journey. 

Go Owls!
Yocelin Gonzalez, Angelica Granera, Summer Lee, Jackie Soohoo


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Upper School

Why Athenian?

Athenian believes that the best way to truly comprehend academic subjects is to experience their application first hand. In our rigorous academic program, you and other engaged students from San Francisco's East Bay and around the world will immerse yourselves in coursework, inspiring each other to think critically, problem solve, and collaborate as global citizens. As an Athenian graduate, you will thrive in college and be poised for a life of intellectual exploration and meaningful contribution.

Meet our Ambassadors

Our student ambassadors represent the school to prospective families and students in ways only current students can. Ambassadors both "show and tell" Athenian's values, culture and educational experience as campus tour guides, lunch buddies and Open House participants.

Ambassadors are also available to connect individually with families. Please reach out to Jackie Soohoo if this is of interest.