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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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 807 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $53,430
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1915

Student Body

Total Students
807 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
52%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Menlo School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
108 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
20 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced Seminar in Spanish Language/Culture, Advanced Topics in Biology Honors, Advanced Topics in Computer Science (H), Advanced Topics in Math Honors, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language & Culture, AP Computer Science, AP Economics, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP French Language & Culture, AP Government, AP Japanese, AP Latin Vergil, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 1&2, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language & Culture, AP Spanish Literature & Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: 2-D Design, AP Studio Art: 3-D Design, AP U.S. History, Applied Science Research Honors, Biotech Research Honors, Philosophy Honors, Post AP Latin
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 6
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Includes lunch and transportation. Financial Aid is available and 21% of students receive financial aid.
% on Financial Aid
21%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$37,000
Admissions Director
Beth Bishop
Admissions Associate
Melanie Rossi

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Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Asian Affinity Alliance, beekeeping, Black Student Union (BSU), Climate Change Awareness Club, Garden Club, GEIP (Gender Equality in Politics), Junior Classical League (JCL), Knight Vision, Latinos Unidos, LitMag, M-BEST, Mock Trial, Polynesia Melanesia Micronesia Affinity Group, Robotics Club, Spectrum Club/ Rainbow LGBTQ+ Affinity Group, Unity Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Music, Choir, Dance, Digital Animation, Drama, Instrumental Music, Movie Making, Photography, Studio Art
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 807 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $53,430
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6

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The average private school tuition in San Mateo County, CA is $22,056 for elementary schools and $33,345 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Mateo County, CA is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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