Menlo School

50 Valparaiso Ave
Redwood City, CA 94027-0940
Tel: (650)330-2000
Grades: 6-12 | 795 students
Menlo School's mission is to empower students to explore and expand their interests, reach their fullest potential, develop the skills necessary for success in college, and become ethical, responsible, and engaged members of ever wider communities.
At Menlo School, we are passionate about encouraging students to pursue high standards of academic excellence; discover the joy of learning; stretch themselves and raise challenging questions; demonstrate courage, integrity and a commitment to ethical behavior; develop a sense of commitment to purposes larger than themselves; appreciate the richness of diversity; think independently and creatively; take progressively more responsibility for themselves and their education; and lead healthful lives.
At Menlo, our vision is to help children make the most of their middle and high school years, to help all students discover their unique gifts and opportunities, and to involve everyone in our community in a challenging, rewarding educational experience.
At the center of Menlo School is a deep commitment to the development and welfare of each individual student.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Year Founded 1915

Student Body

Total Students 795 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Menlo School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 108 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 18 courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 12
Yearly Tuition Cost $42,830
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Beth Bishop
Admissions Associate Cindy Lapolla


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Flag FootballFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water Polo
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