Menlo School

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50 Valparaiso Ave

Atherton, CA 94027

(650) 330-2000

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Grades: 6 - 12

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 560

Students Per Teacher: 5

Parent Reviews

19 Parent Reviews for Menlo School

Great School, teachers, lots of support, and super hardworking and smart students. SAT I CR: 90-95%tile nationally, 90-95%tile CA state, but only place you around 50-60%tile at this school. SAT I Math: 96%tile nationally, 96%tile CA state, but only place you around 60-70%tile at this school

Posted by a parent on 06/08/14

My child attended Menlo's Upper School and overall it is above average, but not exceptional. There are some strong teachers here and a few my child would identify as truly engaging. At the same time, some teachers seemed to be assigned class sections outside their normal subjects, and that lack of ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/14/13

I am a proud alumna who maintains a great connection with the Menlo School community. I truly feel that Menlo was the best decision I have ever made in my life. I was awarded the financial aid I needed to fit in with my peers. I was able to pay for my photography supplies, books, and Menlo gear at the ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 11/07/12

My children are having a wonderful experience at Menlo School. The academic offerings are extensive and challenging but the caring teachers are available to help when needed. Teachers seek students out when necessary and parents are kept informed. Teachers have been supportive of my children s individual ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/30/12

This school is pathetic. It teaches the kids to have a sense of entitlement and a lack of community. It's all about being rich. Even on their application they only have 3 questions for parents and one is "What can you give to Menlo?" ....they also ask the name of the student's grandparents (in case they ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/05/12

I am so sorry about my spelling. I graduated a very long time ago. I meant *opportunistic.

Posted by a other on 07/02/11

If all you complain about is how Menlo is arrogant and elitist, how rich the families are, etc., but not how amazing the quality of teaching is, you should not go there. Many kids from families that did not/could not donate mega amount, also enjoyed the school and was praised for what they do, not what ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/18/11

Too many people have drunk the Kool Aid at Menlo. It is a beautiful campus with top notch facilities and very good faculty. However, it is a school for the unbelievably privileged and elitist families. The level of parental involvement is stifling to the point where I cannot imagine any student actually ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/08/11

I graduated from menlo over 10 years ago. I was very lucky to receive a scholarship from this prestigious school. While I am very grateful for the excellent education I received, I wish there was more support for students that don't fit the Menlo mold (students of low-socioeconomic background and students ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/13/10

I think that this school is very accepting, and makes you really feel good. I entered afraid and unsure, as a minority, but as I progressed, I have realized that I had nothing to fear. This school has given me so much, and welcomed me fully. I wish to go there for the rest of my education.

Posted by a student on 03/09/10

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Atherton schools — Menlo School is located at 50 Valparaiso Ave, Atherton CA 94027. 50 Valparaiso Ave is in the 94027 ZIP code in Atherton, CA Menlo School is a Private school that serves grade levels 6 - 12.
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