Our innovative social venture model enables schools to achieve academic excellence and financial self-sustainability in the shortest time possible.


Athlos Academies is a social venture organization dedicated to student success. As a strong advocate of school choice, Athlos Academies strives to improve the landscape of public charter schools by expanding student opportunities for quality school choice. To accomplish this, we assist charter schools in all stages of their formation and operation. This includes everything from developing a charter application and building a facility, to educating students and school operations. By alleviating burdens for our partner schools, school administrators are able to focus on their students. Any profit realized is reinvested in the program to expand the social impact and students served.

It’s our goal to enable charter schools to be most effective educationally and self-sufficient financially in the shortest time possible. The services we offer charter schools supports them and allows more educational opportunities for students.

– Ryan Van Alfen, co-founder

Athlos Founders, social venture

Our History

Where did Athlos come from? Meet the founders and their idea that’s changing the course of public education.

Athlos Student, social venture

About Charter Schools

Often mistaken for private schools, charter schools are part of our free, public education system. Learn how charters work.

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