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 StateMenlo regularly invites special guest speakers to the campus. Recent guests have included former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki, 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

API Affinity Group
Art Mural Club

Bard Club
 (online arts magazine)
Beekeeping Club
Black Student Union
Board Game Club
Book Club
Chess Club

Diversity Club
Election Club
Environmental Awareness Club

French Club

Future Business Leaders of America

Garden Club
Gender Equality Matters
Gender Equality in Politics 
Girls Learn International
Happiness Club
Investment Club

Junior Classical League

Knight Vision
 (community service)
Latinos Unidos
Literary Magazine

Mental Health at Menlo Club
Mock Trial
Model United Nations

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

Politics Club
Robotics Club
Speech & Debate Club
Spectrum Club

Spoken Latin Club
Sports Analytics Club
Storytelling Club
Student Council
Trivia Club (Quiz Club)

Women in Chorus 

Wilderness Club