A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
50 Valparaiso Ave
Atherton, CA 94027
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Telephone
(650) 330-2000
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$42,830
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1410
122 responses
Average ACT
33
54 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Knight school
    23%
  • Rivalry Sport Events
    23%
  • Homecoming with Principal leading the Seniors
    18%
  • Senior Quad
    18%
  • Senior Wall
    18%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
795
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
16:1
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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I've loved getting involved with sports here! I was a 4 year athlete and aside from a missed season due to surgery, it's been great. In middle school, I had many opportunities to get involved with theater and singing; however, due to the high school's rigor and my overall large time commitment to volleyball, I wasn't able to continue these passions during the past four years. Other than that, I have some really strong friendships and close mentors in my teachers. My favorite thing about Menlo is definitely the SHP-Menlo rivalry. My highlight has been defeating SHP in sports in front of a rowdy, supportive Menlo student cheering section.
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Menlo has offered me so many opportunities for exploration.

Just one example is Knight School, a week of experiential learning courses. I’ve explored California, learning about marine biology in a boat on the Channel Islands for a week, as well as Death Valley. All of these opportunities require so much trust, and Menlo is a community of total trust in students' integrity, which makes a huge difference.

In the classroom, I’ve explored all subjects with a unique joy that Menlo brings to learning. My math teacher brought cake and we had a full-fledged party when we learned the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

Lastly, Menlo has helped me discover myself. I understand so much more about what matters to me and how I learn best. The Menlo community is incredibly caring, close-knit, and all my teachers have made efforts to know my classmates and me personally.
There is definitely a lot of opportunity for extracurriculars and to receive school funding. If there isn't a club for it already, it is very easy to make one! Some clubs are more popular than others, but the small ones I find are the most fun because you really become friends with those people. The teachers serving as advisors are always great and really are there because they want to be.