Technology

At Menlo, we believe that engagement in the classroom provides the best student learning. Menlo’s programs are made even stronger by the use of technology in and out of the classroom.

Menlo School students in the Student Center. Photo by Cyrus Lowe.Our BYOD (bring your own device) program facilitates collaborative and project-based learning. It allows for personalized instruction and assessment through a variety of media. It creates an environment in which students practice responsible tech use and online behaviors, and develop organizational skills and habits that will serve them throughout and beyond their time at Menlo.

Upper School Laptop Requirement

All Upper School students are required to bring a laptop with them to school each day, charged and ready to use. While teachers are equipped with Mac laptops, students may bring either Mac or Windows devices. See complete details.

Middle School MacBook Requirement

Beginning with the class of 2025, Middle School students will be required to bring a MacBook laptop* with them to school each day, charged and ready to use. (Sixth graders should wait to bring their laptops until the second quarter, which begins in late October when we have an orientation program.) See complete details.

*For the 2018-2019 school year, 7th and 8th graders (classes of 2023 and 2024) may choose to bring either an iPad or a MacBook.

Menlo technology is at its best when it provides access to engaging tools and information that enhance students’ learning and the strong relationships they have with their teachers.
—Eric Spross, Director of Technology