Distinctive Programs

Take learning beyond the classroom.

Menlo IP

The Menlo Interdisciplinary and Personalized Scholars Program provides students with meaningful opportunities to be knowledge creators and autonomous learners who can forge new ways to distinguish themselves in their studies during their high school years. Students can opt to shape interesting, thoughtful, distinctive academic explorations in three broad “Fields of Study.”

Global Programs

Menlo School’s Global Programs and Studies (GPS) inspires and empowers every student to celebrate diversity, explore and expand their interests, and become ethical and responsible members of ever-wider communities. Through facilitating meaningful opportunities for collaborative learning and problem solving, the Menlo GPS seeks to develop the competencies and compassion students need to serve, lead and engage with an increasingly interconnected world. 

Global Online Academy

Menlo is a member of the Global Online Academy, whose mission is to replicate in online classrooms the intellectually rigorous and excellent teaching that are the hallmarks of its member schools; to foster new and effective ways, through best practices in online education, for students to learn; and to promote students’ global awareness and understanding by creating truly diverse, worldwide, online schoolroom communities.

Menlo’s Bridge to Engineering, Science, and Technology (M-BEST)

Created to encourage girls’ interest in STEM fields, M-BEST includes workshops with hands-on activities, guest speakers, internships and leadership opportunities.

Senior Projects

The Senior Project is the culmination of the Menlo School experience. Students design their own plan to pursue a passion or interest over a four-week period under the supervision of a faculty member. 

Community & Civic Engagement

The Community & Civic Engagement Program reinforces Menlo’s commitment to helping students become ethical, responsible and engaged members of ever-wider communities and to develop a sense of commitment to purposes larger than themselves. The program exposes students to significant social issues and empowers them to solve problems and effect positive change.

Connections Beyond the Classroom

Connections Beyond the Classroom (CBC) consists of programs designed to bring students together with current and alumni Menlo parents to provide meaningful exposure to career, community service, and academic options. 

Dude, That’s Right!

You’re reading the newspaper and an article catches your eye. It’s about a problem in your community or your world. You say to yourself, “Dude, that’s wrong,” fold up the newspaper and forget about it for the rest of the day. But the seventh grade is taking action, turning “Dude, that’s wrong” to Dude, That’s Right”! As a culminating project, the students examine community and global issues, become experts on them, and formulate solutions in order to take an active step towards change.

The Roundtable

A scholarly journal of students’ academic writing, The Roundtable showcases the best intellectual work of our students. It often includes scientific and historical research papers, essays on literature and philosophy, statistical analysis papers and other academic endeavors.