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Activities

Opportunities to explore, play, lead and learn.

Community Meetings

Students gather for weekly community meetings (formerly known as 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 Madeline 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.

Clubs
Middle School

Book Club
Boy’s Chorus
Circus Club
Design Club
Designing Cards
Documentary Club
Games Club
Girls’ Chorus
Girls’ Leadership Club
Improvisation Club
Lit/Creative Writing Club
Meditation Club
Mexican Club
Train Club
Movie Making Club
Philanthropy Club
Scribbler (student newspaper) Club
Tech Challenge Club
Yearbook Club

Upper School


Club descriptions here.

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
Wilderness ClubInvestment 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
Wilderness Club
Women in Tech Club