Key Dates & Deadlines
- Admissions Application Due - January 9, 2024
- Financial Aid Application & Initial Tax Filings Due - January 9, 2024
- Recommendations & Transcripts Deadline - January 30, 2024
- 2023 Tax Filings Due for Financial Aid Applicant Families - March 1, 2024
- Admissions Decisions E-mail Notification Date - March 15, 2024, after 4:00 pm
- Enrollment Contracts & Deposits Deadline - March 22, 2024, before noon
Step 1: Meet Menlo
Complete your student and family profile on Ravenna. From the School Directory, select Menlo School and click Apply. Through Ravenna you will then be able to register for a variety of Menlo Admissions events including:
- Middle School Preview Days - September 30, 2023 & November 4, 2023
- Upper School Preview Days - October 1, 2023 and November 5, 2023
- Middle School & Upper School Student Visits - October through early January
- Financial Aid Webinars (Virtual) - September 21, October 19, and November 11, 2023
Step 2: Schedule Your Student Visit and Interview
Our application process is holistic and we are eager to get to know you. Middle School Student Interviews are in-person in groups of 4 students and are approximately 30 minutes long. Upper School Student Interviews are in person in groups of 2, and approximately 20 minutes long.
Student interviews are a required step in our admissions process and completed on the day of your student’s campus visit. We encourage you to register early for an appointment well ahead of the application deadline. Appointments are available starting in October 2023. Our final local interview appointments are on January 5 (Upper School) and January 11 (Middle School). Additional appointments will not be available after that date and appointments fill quickly.
Step 3: Submit Your Application
Applications and all family controlled forms are due on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. All remaining application items (e.g. recommendation forms, transcripts) must be received on or before January 30, 2024. The Admissions Office will reach out directly to families and/or sending schools about incomplete applications prior to this deadline. Ravenna may not immediately reflect an application as completed as we review each item received. Applications completed after the deadline will be considered late and we cannot guarantee an on-time decision.
A complete application to Menlo will include:
Middle School: Grades 6-8
Upper School: Grades 9-12
Step 4: Request Transcripts & Recommendations
Request transcripts from your school’s registrar. Official transcripts must come directly from your current school via online submission, email, or mail in sealed envelopes. You may print a copy of the request form through your Ravenna account.
Recommendations can be requested within Ravenna and submitted by your teachers online. Please consult with your current school and use their preferred method to request these forms.
Your school may submit transcripts and recommendations after the application deadline, but applicants should submit their transcript request to their current school well before this deadline. Transcripts and recommendations should be received by our office before January 30.
Step 5: Apply for Financial Aid (Optional)
Menlo is committed to serving a diverse population of students and families from every economic background and is proud to support a need-blind admissions process thanks to the generous contributions of our community through the robust Financial Aid program. No one should hesitate to apply for admission to Menlo due to lack of financial resources.
Applications for the Financial Aid Program should be submitted through Clarity. This application will open on September 1, 2023. We will host online Financial Aid webinars for interested parents/guardians on October 6 and December 1. Applications for prospective families are due January 9, 2024.
If you would like to connect with someone in our admissions office, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For the 2023-2024 season Menlo has removed standardized testing from its admission process. ISEE and SSAT scores will neither be accepted nor reviewed. International applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores if the primary language of instruction at the student’s current academic institution is not English.