Opportunities to explore, play, lead and learn.
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.
The 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.
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
Comic Book Creations
De-stress and Color
Meditation & Mindfulness Club
Mexican Train Club
World Series of Wiffle Ball
Upper School Clubs
Bard Club (online arts magazine)
Bio in the Bay Club
Disability Awareness Club
Environmental Awareness Club
Future Business Leaders of America
Gender Equality Matters
Global Awareness Club
Junior Classical League
Knight Vision (community service)
Model United Nations
The Neighborhood (Menlo’s Mathematics and Computer Science Club)
Passion for Fashion Club
Spread Our Smiles Club
Trivia Club (Quiz Club)
Women in Tech Club