Menlo School

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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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 797 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $58,900
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 9
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Menlo School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
797 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Menlo School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
111 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
16 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
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 9
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Includes lunch and transportation. Financial Aid is available and 21% of students receive financial aid.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Brooke Wilson
Admissions Associate
Melanie Rossi



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Menlo School cost?
Menlo School's tuition is approximately $58,900 for private students.
What sports does Menlo School offer?
Menlo School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Water Polo. Menlo School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.
What is Menlo School's ranking?
Menlo School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Menlo School?
The application deadline for Menlo School is Jan. 9.
In what neighborhood is Menlo School located?
Menlo School is located in the West Atherton neighborhood of Atherton, CA. There are 1 other private schools located in West Atherton.

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Last Day of Classes for MS
May 31, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 797 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $58,900
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 9
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in San Mateo County, CA is $24,051 for elementary schools and $35,950 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Mateo County, CA is 72% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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