Overview

Located on 75 beautiful acres, Athenian is the San Francisco Bay Area's only nonsectarian boarding school. Talented and diverse students become life-long learners and confident successful adults with a deep understanding of themselves, extraordinary skills for achievement, and the compassion to make a positive difference in the world. Distinguishing features: amazing international programs, robotics, town meeting, service, and wilderness experiences. Vitually 100% attend 4-yr colleges, including: Berkeley (& all UCs), Brown, Columbia, Stanford, USC, Wellesley, and U. of Pennsylvania, among many others.
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The Athenian School With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

A Boarding
A Matriculation
A Academics
A Extracurricular activities
A Community
A- Reviews
B Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12
Co-ed
Urban
ESL: Yes
Boarding Tuition: $83,875
Day S. Tuition: $40,300
# of Students: 535
Boarding Rate: 17%
Teacher:Student: 1:9%
International Student: 15%
AP Courses: 7
Endowment: $16,262/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 74%
SAT: 1388/1600
IB: No
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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#3 Stanford University 1
#3 Yale University 1
#6 University of Chicago 1
#7 University of Pennsylvania 1
#9 California Institute of Technology 1
#10 Duke University 1
#10 Northwestern University 1
LAC #2 Amherst College 1
#13 Vanderbilt University 1
#15 Rice University 1
#15 Washington University in St. Louis 1
LAC #3 Pomona College 1
#17 Cornell University 1
#18 Columbia University 1
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 1
LAC #4 Swarthmore College 1
#22 Emory University 1
#25 New York University 1
#25 University of Michigan 1
#25 University of Southern California 1
LAC #6 Bowdoin College 1
LAC #6 Carleton College 1
#36 Boston College 1
#36 University of Rochester 1
#38 University of Texas at Austin 1
#38 University of Wisconsin-Madison 1
#41 Boston University 1
#44 Brandeis University 1
#44 Case Western Reserve University 1
#44 Northeastern University 1
#44 Tulane University 1
LAC #9 Claremont McKenna College 1
#51 Lehigh University 1
#51 Purdue University 1
#51 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1
#55 Rhodes College 1
#55 Santa Clara University 1
#55 Trinity University 1
#55 University of Washington 1
LAC #11 Middlebury College 1
LAC #11 Washington and Lee University 1
#62 George Washington University 1
#62 Syracuse University 1
#62 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1
#67 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1
#72 American University 1
#72 Fordham University 1
#72 Indiana University Bloomington 1
#72 Reed College 1
#72 Sarah Lawrence College 1
#72 Southern Methodist University 1
LAC #15 Grinnell College 1
LAC #15 Hamilton College 1
#77 Baylor University 1
#77 Loyola Marymount University 1
SUNY University at Stony Brook 1
#85 University of Puget Sound 1
#89 Colorado School of Mines 1
#89 Elon University 1
#89 Howard University 1
#89 Texas Christian University 1
LAC #18 Barnard College 1
LAC #18 Colgate University 1
LAC #18 Haverford College 1
LAC #18 Wesleyan University 1
#94 Lewis & Clark College 1
#97 University of Illinois at Chicago 1
#97 University of San Diego 1
#105 Drexel University 1
#105 Rochester Institute of Technology 1
#105 University of Denver 1
#105 University of Oregon 1
#105 University of San Francisco 1
#111 Drew University 1
#120 Hampshire College 1
Arizona State University 1
#121 Chapman University 1
#121 University of Vermont 1
LAC #25 Bates College 1
#130 Eckerd College 1
#137 DePaul University 1
#137 Seattle University 1
#151 Oregon State University 1
#151 University of the Pacific 1
LAC #31 Bryn Mawr College 1
LAC #31 Kenyon College 1
LAC #33 Pitzer College 1
LAC #33 Scripps College 1
#166 California State University: Fullerton 1
#166 University of Hawaii at Manoa 1
LAC #36 Mount Holyoke College 1
#182 Belmont University 1
LAC #37 Occidental College 1
LAC #39 Denison University 1
LAC #39 Lafayette College 1
LAC #39 Skidmore College 1
#212 Washington State University 1
LAC #48 Whitman College 1
LAC #60 Bard College 1
#317 Northern Arizona University 1
American University of Paris 1
Berklee College of Music 1
Butler University 1
California Lutheran University 1
Elizabethtown College 1
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Worldwide Campus 1
Erskine College 1
Franklin & Marshall College 1
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering 1
Ithaca College 1
Laguna College of Art and Design 1
Lesley University 1
McGill University 1
North Central College 1
Oberlin College 1
Ohio State University: Columbus Campus 1
Penn State University Park 1
Rhode Island School of Design 1
Richmond, The American International University in London 1
Ringling College of Art and Design 1
Saint Mary's College of California 1
University of Colorado Boulder 1
University of Portland 1
University of Southern Maine 1
University of St. Andrews 1
University of Victoria 1
Western State Colorado University 1
Western Washington University 1
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AP Courses

(Total 7)
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
French Language and Culture
Spanish Language and Culture
Statistics
Chinese Language and Culture
Computer Science A
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
French Language and Culture
Spanish Language and Culture
Statistics
Chinese Language and Culture
Computer Science A
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Sports

(Total 14)
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
American Football
Golf
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
American Football
Golf
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball
Wrestling
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 36)
Airplane Construction Project
Asian Club
Athenian Wilderness Experience--required
Band/Orchestra
Basketball
Capoeira
Chorus
Community Action Board
Conditioning
Conservative Club
Airplane Construction Project
Asian Club
Athenian Wilderness Experience--required
Band/Orchestra
Basketball
Capoeira
Chorus
Community Action Board
Conditioning
Conservative Club
Dance
Fencing
Hiking
Independent Physical Education Option
Interim Trips--teacher-led adventuresome trips or activities
Interweave-
Jew Crew
Latino Club
LIterary Magazine
Music and Dance Concerts
On Campus speakers and artists
Outdoor Adventure
Poetry Readings
QED Math Club
Robotics Team--award-winning
Rock Climbing
Round Square
Round Square Study Abroad
Running
Sailing
Students of Color
Theater Productions
Ultimate Frisbee
Weight Lifting
Yearbook
Yoga
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Arts

(Total 20)
Choir
Dance
Music
Music Production
Theater
3D Design
Ceramics
Digital Art
Drawing
Filmmaking
Choir
Dance
Music
Music Production
Theater
3D Design
Ceramics
Digital Art
Drawing
Filmmaking
Glass
Painting
Photography
Portfolio
Printmaking
Sculpture
Video
2D Art
Art
Audition
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1965
Campus Size: 75 acres
Boarding Rate: 17%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 01/15
Interview: Skype, On Campus
Pre Interview: Required Vericant
Other Accepted Scores: TOEFL Jr., ISEE
School Code:
TOEFL: 9155
SSAT: 1414
ISEE: 50724

TOEFL

SSAT

Brief Reviews

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4.3/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 2)
4.5 / 5 Overall
4.0 / 5 Academics
4.5 / 5 Campus
4.0 / 5 Student Life
4.5 / 5 Athletic&Art
4.5 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

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Frequently Ask Questions about The Athenian School

Tell me a bit about The Athenian School.
The Athenian School is Co-ed private boarding school located in California, US. It was founded 1965 , and currently has about 535 students, 14.80% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.athenian.org.
Does The Athenian School have rigorous academic requirements?
The Athenian School is offering 7 AP courses.

In recent years, 66 of their students score 4 and 5 in AP exams.

The Athenian School also have 74% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do The Athenian School students typically go for their colleges?
In 2019-2022, some students attended Stanford University, Yale University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania and California Institute of Technology.
What is the application requirement for The Athenian School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, The Athenian School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for The Athenian School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for The Athenian School in 2024 is $89,425 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admission@athenian.org .
Where is The Athenian School located?
The Athenian School is located in the State of California of USA. The closest major city is Oakland, which is about 15 miles away from school. Most families can choose Metropolitan Oakland International Airport to travel in and out of school.
How popular is The Athenian School on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, The Athenian School is among the most popular schools, within top 51 for all schools on FindingSchool.

Also The Athenian School has been favorited by 630 users.
How to start with an application with The Athenian School?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about The Athenian School. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit The Athenian School’s official site: http://www.athenian.org or call them at 925-362-7223.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to The Athenian School?
Yes, here are few: Archbishop Riordan High School, Woodside Priory School and San Domenico School.

The closest major city is Oakland. You can find out more schools near Oakland here.
What is the FindingSchool rating for The Athenian School?
The overall rating for The Athenian School is A.

The section ratings of The Athenian School are:
A for Matriculation
A for Academics
A for Extracurriculum
A for Community
A- for Students and Parents reviews
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