Menlo School

Mission and Values

Who we are, what we do, and what we value

Our Mission 

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.


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Our Values

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.
  • Lead healthful lives.

Our Environment

At the center of Menlo School is a deep commitment to the development and welfare of each individual student.

The School offers extensive academic, athletic, arts, and extracurricular activities designed to:

  • Promote among students, teachers, coaches, and staff relationships that are respectful and inspirational.
  • Balance rigorous expectations with extensive encouragement and support.

Belonging at Menlo

Menlo strives to be a community where every person feels welcomed, seen, valued, heard, affirmed, and cared for.

Through our entire community’s commitment to our shared values of empathy, respect, reflection, restoration, and recognition, everyone will have the opportunity to be a full participant in the life of the School and leave a lasting legacy as their best and authentic self.

Learn more about Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, and Belonging at Menlo.

Our Non-Discrimination Policy

Menlo School does not discriminate or condone discrimination against any member of the School community on any basis, including race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religious creed, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, physical or mental disability, genetic information, genetic characteristics, marital status, citizenship, immigration status, primary language, veteran or military service status, and all other legally protected characteristics in any of its policies, procedures or practices. This nondiscriminatory policy covers admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, the School’s programs and activities.

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