Opportunities to explore, play, lead and learn.


Students gather for weekly assemblies that provide a forum for the sharing of ideas and information among students, faculty, and administrators—and a chance to have fun as a community. The program also brings various artists, writers, musicians, educators as well as political and business leaders to the campus. In addition, students and faculty members make assembly presentations related to topics of personal or community interest. The entire School gathers together every December for an All-School celebration of holiday music.

Guest Speakers

Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of StateThe Coat of Arms Speaker Series and The Menlo Arts and Speaker Series offer opportunities to invite special guest speakers to the campus. Recent guests have included former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Navy Seal Lieutenant Patrick Dosset, author Richard Dawkins, author Tobias Wolfe, author Reza Aslan, actress Anna O’Reiley, and Dr. Nancy Snyderman.

Student Government

In the Upper School, the Student Council is a forum in which students can express their points of view and be heard within the School community. Student Council members sit on the School’s Curriculum Committee, the Judicial Committee and the Menlo School Parents Association (MSPA). Officers are elected for the entire student body as well as each Class.

In the Middle School, students elect advocacy representatives to a Middle School Student Council led by a student president and other officers. The Council meets weekly with the Middle School Director or Assistant Director and plans School activities, community meeting programs, and peer leadership activities.

Middle School Clubs

Board Games
Book Club
Boyze Noyze
Card Games
Chamber Ensemble
Comic Book Creations
De-stress and Color
Frisbee Club
Girls Glee
Jam Band
K’NEX Club
Maker Club
Math Counts
Meditation & Mindfulness Club
Mexican Train Club
Ping Pong
Public Speaking
Sketch Drawing
Student Council
World Series of Wiffle Ball
Yearbook Club

Upper School Clubs

Anime Club

Architecture Club

Asia Club

Bard Club
 (online arts magazine)
Beekeeping Club
Bio in the Bay Club
Broadcasting Club
Chamber Ensemble
Chess Club

Circus Club
Combo Club

Disability Awareness Club

Environmental Awareness Club

French Club

Future Business Leaders of America

Garden Club
Gender Equality Matters
Global Awareness Club
Happiness Club
Investment Club

Junior Classical League

Knight Vision
 (community service)
Literary Magazine

Mock Trial
Model United Nations

The Neighborhood (Menlo’s Mathematics and Computer Science Club)
Passion for Fashion Club

Persian Club

Photo Club

Spectrum Club

Spread Our Smiles Club
Student Council
Trivia Club (Quiz Club)

Ultimate Frisbee
Vexillology Club
Wilderness Club
Women in Tech Club

Wilderness Club