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Welcome to Menlo Park Academy!

Menlo Park Academy eagerly welcomes our families to the school for the 2021-22 academic year. Our community is here to welcome and support you. 

Below are initial pieces of information, and the dates for orientation sessions during Summer 2021, to help you as you prepare for the upcoming school year.

Essentials

2021-22 School Calendar

The 2021-22 School Calendar highlights the important dates throughout the school year, such as holidays and breaks, teacher in-service days, parent-teacher conferences, and the start and end of each trimester.

School hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Download Calendar (PDF)

Parent-Student Handbook

The Parent-Student Handbook is a resource for both parents and students on general school information, and policies, procedures and protocols related to student life at Menlo Park Academy.

View Handbook (Google Doc)

Student Dress Code

Students at Menlo Park Academy follow a uniform policy that promotes a professional and positive learning environment while providing students with ways to show their individual personalities.

Adherence to the dress code is expected each day of school. Students must wear MPA-approved clothing. Parents will be notified of any specific dress-down days.

Download Guide (PDF)

School Supply Lists

The 2021-22 supply lists are here. Remember that not all items need to be new as students may have scissors, protractors, white boards, and more with their belongings from last school year! Download school supplies lists by clicking on the grades below.

Transportation

Local Distrists' Busing

• Berea City Schools
• Cleveland Metropolitan School District (residents on the west side of Cleveland and living at least 2 miles from MPA)
• Parma City School District
• Shaker Heights School District
• Westlake School District

Alternative Transportation

Transportation and local ride share services are not affiliated with Menlo Park Academy.

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New Families

New Family Orientation Sessions

July 24 and Aug. 1

New Families are encouraged to attend one of MPA’s New Family Orientation sessions on July 24 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) or Aug. 1 (2-4 p.m.) to meet fellow incoming families, enjoy food and drinks with the community, and gather new information about the school.

School administrators will share information related to our social-emotional services, volunteering opportunities, accessing student grades and the Family Ambassador Program.

RSVP for July 24 or Aug. 1

Family Ambassador Program

Launching Summer 2021

Your incoming family will be paired with a current Menlo Park Academy family for your first year. These ambassador families will reach out to you to share information and help answer questions throughout the year as you become acclimated.

The Family Ambassador Program is run by a member of the volunteer team, and is overseen by the Enrollment and Advancement Team.

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All Families

Edison Club

(Before- and After-School Care)

Edison Club is Menlo Park Academy’s onsite before- and after-school program. We provide families an affordable, dependable and caring option in a fun, safe place where our students can work and play.

Edison Club is available on school days as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 6 p.m. The morning club includes quiet activities and games. The afternoon club includes a snack (provided), homework time, structured activities and free play.

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Student Life

Summer Play Dates

MPA families gather in public spaces with their young children for organized playdates in the summer, which offers students continuity of social interaction with like-minded peers. Playdates are also an opportunity for new families to meet other MPA families, and for incoming students to meet potential classmates and make new friends.

Download Schedule (PDF)

MPA Band and Choir

If you are interested in learning more about band or choir for students entering grades 5-8 for the 2021-22 school year, fill out an interest form for our Music Department.

Student Meals

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