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Menlo-Atherton's Commitment to Education

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Mission Statement

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Menlo-Atherton High School is committed to fostering academically prepared and socially responsible students.

Vision Statement

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Our students will be academically prepared as effective communicators and critical thinkers.

Our students will also be independent and socially responsible individuals.

Our staff will challenge students by setting high academic standards, helping all students meet those standards, creating equity for all to access the curriculum, and ensuring a safe and positive learning environment.

Our students’ families will help create a community of support by being actively involved in students’ progress and the M-A community.
Expected School-Wide Learning Results

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Menlo-Atherton High School will prepare all students to be:

Academically prepared individuals who:

  • Meet or exceed national, state, and district academic standards
  • Succeed in their course work in order to graduate and achieve post-high school success
  • Communicate ideas through written, oral, and artistic presentations
  • Assess, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate ideas from a variety of sources
  • Use technology to enhance learning and engagement

Independent and socially responsible individuals who live with PRIDE: Patience, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Empathy.


Our Core Values

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Patience Have patience facing the trials and errors along the way – yours and others’. It takes time to grow.
Respect Show respect. It is a reflection of your strength and how you feel about yourself.
Integrity Do the right thing. Believe in what you say and do. Hold on to your standards.
Determination  Meet your challenges head on. The responsibility for your success and failures lies within you.
Empathy Look beyond your own reality and try to understand the way others see the world.