Tuition for the 2012–2013 school
year is $36,400. Tuition for the
academic year 2013–2014 will be announced in the spring
Additional costs of attending school — charges for books, supplies and certain school activities — are not included in tuition. Families receiving financial aid for school tuition receive additional financial support to meet these additional costs.
Our Financial Aid Philosophy
Menlo School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and adheres to its "Principles of Good Practice
for Member Schools" with regard to our financial aid policy. All financial aid awards are based exclusively on financial need; in
compliance with the NAIS Principles, we do not offer merit or athletic scholarships.
Menlo School is committed to serving an economically diverse community of students. To this end, the School endeavors to make its
education affordable to all who are qualified, regardless of their financial resources.
Menlo’s financial aid awards are strictly need-based and can range from hundreds of dollars to close to the full cost of tuition.
Because we believe that funding an independent school education should be a high priority, all families are expected to make some
contribution to the tuition. The Admissions Committee considers each applicant without knowing whether or not the applicant’s
family is applying for financial aid. Once students are admitted, the Financial Aid Committee meets to review the financial aid
application and to determine the size of each grant.
Please note that Menlo cannot guarantee the same level of financial support beyond any single year; the Financial Aid Committee
reviews each financial aid award annually. Adjustments to an award can occur because of a change in a family’s financial situation.
However, barring such a change, Menlo is committed to providing aid during the child’s entire time at the School.
Financial Aid Instructions and Checklist
Please click here to download a PDF that provides financial aid instructions and a checklist.