The objective of our shadowing program is to offer students an opportunity to experience a typical day on campus while shadowing a Menlo-Atherton freshman. These one-to-one sessions are designed for students who are exploring their high school options. Students who are gathering information about their high school choice are encouraged to shadow. Students who know they are going to be an M-A Bear should attend other Get to Know M-A events like 8th Grade Information Night, 8th-grade tours in the spring semester, and 8th Grade Course Selection night. Please click here for full program details, the sign-up link, and frequently asked questions.
Parents, guardians and prospective students are invited to tour the beautiful M-A campus. Families will get an up-close look at campus and hear about student life from our leadership students, who will serve as your guides. If available, tours may visit classes in session. The walking campus tour is one hour and is on Wednesday afternoons during 5th period (1:00-2:00). Click here to sign up for a campus tour.
Campus tours are designed for 8th graders who are exploring their high school options. It offers an afternoon campus visit (tour) with a group. Students who know they will be an M-A Bear in the fall will be invited to other orientation and tour events.
M-A’s 8th Grade Information Night is Thursday, October 26, 2023. Information Night offers a wonderful opportunity for parents, guardians, and 8th graders to get to know Menlo-Atherton High School. The evening will highlight the strengths of M-A as an academic and social community; share information about our athletic and enrichment opportunities; and personalize M-A through presentations by our students and faculty. Please click here to go to the Info Night page with links to resources and videos.
The night begins at 6:00 with a welcome from our Principal and special student performances in our Performing Arts Center. Groups will rotate through various sites on campus to learn more about our excellent academic programs from our teaching staff and hear from students about their M-A experience. Group tours will be led by students and PTA volunteers. Please click here to RSVP to Info Night and submit any questions.
The 2024 date for 8th grade Course Selection Night is coming soon.
M-A school counselors will present details about enrollment, the course selection process, requirements, timelines, and important dates. Families are invited to this information-packed presentation to help prepare our incoming bears. Specific program details will be published on our website homepage two weeks before the event.
M-A Open House is on Thursday, March 21, 2024. Open House offers current and potential families the opportunity to take a self-guided tour of campus and meet teachers from all departments in their classrooms. New families to M-A may attend our family resource fair in the PAC café. Families will receive information about course selection, address verification, summer programs and much more. The evening details will be posted on our homepage two weeks prior to the event.
Our partner middle schools invite M-A staff members and students to their campus for a brief overview of M-A with a question-and-answer session. Dates and times are arranged by our partner middle schools.
In addition to our 8th grade programs opportunities are available to visit campus through sporting events, music, drama, choral and dance performances, parent education series discussions and so many other campus events all throughout the year. Visit our school calendar on the homepage of our website for the most up-to-date information.
With its proximity to the heart of Silicon Valley and Stanford University, M-A frequently receives requests from families who are relocating or on special assignment. We will be happy to provide families with a folder of school information. This will include: the school profile, school statistics, four-year trend of college destinations, sample education plan, and course offerings. It will also include information about our STEM classes, Visual and Performing Arts, Career Technical Education, Clubs, and Athletics. To arrange to receive a folder, please contact Ofa Taimani IVP Secretary.
We also offer prospective families a student-led tour of campus with one of our leadership students during fourth or fifth period (11:30 - 2:00). To set up a tour, please contact Leadership Teacher Mike Amoroso. At the conclusion of your tour, we will provide the email address of one of our school counselors. They will be happy to respond to any specific programming questions via email.
The Board of Trustees strives to provide enrollment options that meet the diverse needs and interests of the district's students. Ninth Grade Open Enrollment is a period of time when an incoming 9th grade student may request a high school other than their assigned home school to attend. You must complete an online Open Enrollment Transfer Application to be eligible. You do not need to complete an Open Enrollment Transfer Application if you want your child to attend their assigned home school. Please refer to the district website Open Enrollment Page for program details and deadlines.
The videos below were made with 360° Cameras to give you a virtual experience of life on campus here at M-A. When playing the videos below it's best to make them full screen. Then you can scroll around with your keyboard arrows, or click and grab the video to look all around. IF you have a VR headset, you can view them in your VR Player of choice by entering the following URL: