Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school. Established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools.
Menlo School is dedicated to providing a chal lenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a support ive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Menlo’s program encour ages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intel ligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.
Total student enrollment: 810
Upper School enrollment: 580
Middle School enrollment: 230
Menlo School seeks to attract talented students of varied socioeconomic backgrounds. This year the School awarded $4.2 million in aid to 20% of the student body.
Upper School student-teacher ratio: 10:1
Middle School student-teacher ratio: 11:1
Upper School average class size: 15
Middle School core subject average class size: 18
# of faculty and administration members: 104
Percent of faculty with advanced degree: 86%
ARTS & ATHLETICS
100% of students participate in creative arts
Creative Arts offered: studio art, graphic art, photography, jazz, orchestra, chamber music, chorus, moviemaking, dance, drama, percussion
81% of Upper School students play at least one sport
100% of Middle School students participate in Physical Education
# of school teams: 43
# of sports offered: 22
Menlo teams have won four California Interscholastic Federation Academic Team Championships
In the past five seasons, Menlo teams have won 15 Central Coast Section Championships and 14 CCS Scholastic Team Championships.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND HONORS-LEVEL COURSES
# of Honors-level courses: 11
# of AP courses: 22
For Spring 2010:
Students who took AP exams: 300
# of AP exams taken: 687
Percentage scoring 4s or 5s: 71%
Percentage scoring 3 or better: 90%