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The Athenian School

Gender: Coeducational
Type: Day and boarding school
Age range: 12 - 18

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

The IDEALS in our school

Since its inception, The Athenian School has advocated the philosophy of the Round Square pillars, immersing students in experiential applications. Academic coursework inspires student to think critically, problem solve, and collaborate as global citizens. Community service is an integral part of the school’s curriculum.  All Athenian Upper School students participate in the school’s 26-day wilderness program modeled after Outward Bound. Athenian has won numerous awards for operating in an environmentally-sustainable manner. The Athenian student body represents a rich variety of national, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. As a community, we welcome students of different religions, sexual orientations and political perspectives.

What being a Round Square school means to us

A founding member of Round Square, Athenian’s educational philosophy is identical to that of Round Square.  Dyke Brown, founder of The Athenian School, studied under world-renowned educator, Kurt Hahn.  Kurt Hahn spoke at Athenian’s founding day ceremony in 1966, the same year that Round Square was born. Round Square is part of Athenian’s DNA. Fellowship and service with other Round Square schools from around the world has always been as an integral part of The Athenian School.

Where to find us


2100 Mount Diablo Scenic Boulevard , Danville , CA 94506 , United States