Frequently Asked Questions
Menlo typically receives many more applications than it can admit, so the acceptance rate is relatively low at less than 10%. Admission is highly competitive. Admissions officers are seeking very talented and diverse students who can be successful in the Menlo community. Beyond the grades, they are looking for well-rounded students whose personalities, goals, and ambitions are aligned with the school community. If you wish to get into Menlo, early preparation is key!
99% of Menlo High School students pursue undergraduate studies at the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country and abroad. Many have gotten into Stanford, Harvard, Washington University, Duke University, Cornell, Dartmouth, U Penn, USC, and UC Berkeley.
Menlo School is a highly regarded private school located in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is consistently ranked as one of the top high schools in California and the United States. Niche ranks Menlo School as the #1 Private High School in California and the #2 Best College Prep Private High School in California. US News & World Report ranks Menlo School as the #15 Best High School in California and the #166 Best High School in the United States.
Menlo School is known for its high tuition cost as well as its competitive and fast-paced academic environment. Whether or not it is with it depends upon the family’s circumstances and priorities. It may not be a good fit for every student and for all families hence, it is important to consider all factors before making a decision. Ultimately, it is recommended that families visit the school, talk with current students and staff, and gather as much information as possible to make an informed decision.