Distinctive Programs

Take learning beyond the classroom.

Menlo IP

The Menlo Interdisciplinary and Personalized Scholars Program provides Upper School 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.

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. 

Let’s MOVE!

Formerly known as the Dude project, the MOVE project asks seventh grade students to Motivate, Overcome, Voice, and Empower. As a culminating project, the students examine community and global social justice 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.