Take learning beyond the classroom.
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.
Knight School is a week of elective mini-courses offered on a pass-fail basis. A continuing experiment in expanding the boundaries and possibilities of the academy, Knight School has two interrelated and primary purposes: to find new ways to foster joy in learning and engagement and to honor student interest and initiative by providing experiences and opportunities that may not routinely exist in the Menlo School curricula.
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.
The Community Service Learning Program reinforces Menlo’s commitment to help 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.
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.