A foundational part of the 9th grade experience, the Seminar is composed of six different classes that students rotate through over the course of one semester (1st or 2nd). Classes include: Ethics, Human Sexuality and Sexual Health, Community Engagement, Human Behavior, Identity, and Design Thinking. The central mission is to develop self-awareness and responsibility within the global village by empowering students to effectively care for themselves and others. The Seminar also provides students with an opportunity to explore Menlo’s values and how they come to life in and out of the classroom. Classes are intentionally kept small to foster active conversation and community building among the students.