NEW! Fall 2020 Admissions Events

We hope you take the opportunity to engage with us and learn more about the Menlo Community. 

Menlo School hosts the 2020 Parent Education Conference. Photo by Chi Nguyen.

The Admissions Team is eager to help you learn about Menlo and assist you throughout the application process. Although we wish we could invite you to our beautiful campus, we are currently unable to do so because of COVID-19 restrictions. We look forward to the day we can show you around in person so you can see our community in action. 

Our events for the 2020-2021 application season have been converted to a variety of virtual formats. Please explore the offerings below and visit the Ravenna events section to learn more. We are eager to share our enthusiasm for the Menlo community and to partner with you as you explore schools. 

Parent Information Sessions
Matt Mettille presents to students at Menlo School. Photo by Pete Zivkov. 
Hosted by a member of the Admissions team in small groups, parent information sessions take place from September 2020 through  January 2021. These forty-five minute virtual meetings are a great opportunity for prospective parents to learn more about the admission process, Menlo’s academic and extracurricular programs, as well as the Menlo parent experience. We will include a Q&A as part of each session. To register for a virtual Parent Information Session, please visit Ravenna.  



Preview Day Programs 
It's Menlo Gives Day! Photo by David Arnott.
Menlo hosts four Preview Day programs each fall, two for middle school families and two for upper school families. In a virtual format for the 2020-2021 season, these live events allow applicants to hear from students, teachers, and administrators, while learning more about our challenging, engaging and joyful community. Preview Days are a great way to receive a comprehensive overview of our school and values. To register for a virtual Preview Day, please visit Ravenna.



Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Events
In conjunction with our Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, we are proud to offer affinity spaces for applicant families to learn more about Menlo from current students, parents and school leaders. We encourage you to stay up to date with our upcoming events through the Ravenna events section.


Virtual Peeks into the Student Experience
Menlo Middle School robotics team at the LEGO League competition. Photo by Frank Lau.
While we are unable to host student applicants for an in-person campus visit in 2020, a virtual peek helps you get a better sense of what it feels like to be a student at Menlo. This hands-on, self-directed virtual experience gives prospective students a glimpse into the academic program, student life and extracurricular opportunities. Students have the opportunity to observe recorded classes in their favorite subjects. To register for a Virtual Peek, please visit Ravenna.


Student and Family Interviews         
Young alumni return to Menlo School to speak about their transition to college. Photo by Pete Ziv...
Hosted by a member of the Admissions Team, the family and student interview is a required step in the application process. This forty-minute conversation begins with a twenty-minute student interview followed by twenty minutes with the student and parent(s). We call it an interview but it is really a casual conversation designed to give us the opportunity to learn more about the student and family. Our desire is to connect with you one-on-one especially during this difficult time. Of course, this is also a good time to ask any questions you have about Menlo’s program or admissions process. To register for a Student and Family Interview, please visit Ravenna.