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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.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1915

Student Body

Total Students799 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
52%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeMenlo School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers108 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
72%
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced 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. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 9
Yearly Tuition Cost$49,110
Tuition NotesIncludes lunch and transportation. Financial Aid is available and 22% of students receive financial aid.
% on Financial Aid
22%
Average Financial Aid Grant$33,000
Admissions DirectorBeth Bishop
Admissions AssociateCindy Lapolla

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Flag FootballFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,

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    10.7 miles
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    San Mateo, CA 94010
    (650)342-4175
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    Grades: 6-12 | 375 students
    5.5 miles
    302 Portola Road
    Portola Valley, CA 94028
    (650)851-8223
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  • San Jose
    Grades: PK-12 | 2030 students
    15.1 miles
    500 Saratoga Ave
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408)249-2510
    15.1 PK-12
    2030
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    Grades: NS-12
    0.4 miles
    150 Valparaiso Avenue
    Atherton, CA 94027
    (650)322-1866
    0.4 NS-12
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  • Menlo Park
    Grades: 9-12 | 107 students
    2.7 miles
    1340 Willow Road
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    (650)321-1991
    2.7 9-12
    107

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The average private school tuition in California is $11,360 for elementary schools and $19,235 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in California is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).