Application Process

It's Colors Tuesday during Spirit Week at Menlo School. Photo by pete Zivkov.

We hope the information below will help you plan your admission process. Menlo uses the Ravenna-Hub platform for registration to virtual events and the application. 


Ravenna Set-Up Steps

  • Ravenna Account Setup here:
  • Sign up for Informational Virtual Events: Parent Sessions, Virtual Peeks for Students, Preview Days, Equity and Inclusion Conversations
  • Delegate Recommendation Requests to your student’s teachers
  • Request Transcript 
  • Schedule Parent and Student Interview
  • Application Due by January 7, 2021 



Admissions Decisions Will be Posted Online

March 19, 2021 after 4:00 p.m.

Enrollment Contracts and Deposits are Due

March 26, 2021 by 12:00 p.m.

Menlo Application

The Menlo application is composed of elements that highlight a student’s academic attributes and their personal character. The following items are required as part of the application:

  • Short answer and essay questions for parents and students.
  • Teacher Recommendations
  • Counselor or Principal Recommendation
  • Transcript
  • Student and Family Interview

Menlo School Test-Optional Policy 2020-2021

As schools in our area struggle to determine whether they can open safely for their own students this fall, we know that our admission process will need to be quite different in the year ahead. We are pivoting our programming for prospective families and will offer a wide variety of virtual experiences to help students and parents learn about the Menlo community. Beginning in September, families will be able to register for our events through Ravenna. 

Test-Optional for Fall 2021

Because of the uncertainty presented by the pandemic, and as part of our commitment to equity for all applicants, Menlo will not require standardized testing for Fall 2021 admission. We recognize that access to testing will be limited because of restrictions created by the pandemic, and we do not want to add stress to families in our application process.

If students have taken or will take the ISEE or SSAT and wish to submit their scores, they may. We will also accept any other standardized testing a student has taken in the past two years. We want to emphasize that applicants who do not submit test scores will not be disadvantaged in any way in our admissions process. Test scores have always been only one part of our holistic evaluation process, and we have never had a score requirement or arbitrary score cutoff.