Clubs and Activities

Menlo Park Academy Student Clubs

Menlo Park Academy offers clubs for students to participate in additional activities with their peers and classmates. The school relies on faculty members, parents, and local organizations to provide and oversee student interest clubs, such as chess, scouts, recreational sports, science, and art. Clubs may vary each year based on interest and availability.


Boy Scouts

MPA Scouts BSA Troop 110 is a unit chartered to the school under the national Boys Scouts of America organization and is not an after-school club. Students meet weekly to organize and lead their activities to combine service, community, and leadership development. Students explore their interests by earning Merit Badges that cover sports, science, business, and trades, the pursuit of which can help Scouts identify interests in future careers. Students plan their advancement and progress at their own pace as they develop self-confidence and self-reliance.

Chess Club

No previous experience is necessary. Students start at their level. Instruction will be provided by Progress with Chess, a local nonprofit organization with chess programs in over 50 area schools and recreation centers. Chess improves higher-level thinking skills such as memory, concentration, and pattern recognition and provides many opportunities for positive social interaction. Sessions include interactive lessons and structured open play in a supportive environment.

Cooking Club

The EDWINS Leadership Foundation runs the Cooking Club. They provide meal kits to our families for a discounted cost. The kit feeds a family of 4. Kits will need to be picked up by individuals at Edwins Butcher Shop on 13024 Buckeye Rd. Cleveland. This is a virtual cooking class that EDWINS’ chefs lead. All meals are prepared at the students’ homes. Students as young as Kindergarten can participate with their families and begin learning how to cook. Families will try new recipes and get a basic understanding of kitchen skills. There will be new recipes, along with some old favorites.

Cub Scouts

The Menlo Family Cub Scout Pack 110 is chartered by the school with the national Boy Scouts of America council and is not an after-school club. Our Pack is family-centered and open to all genders of youth in grades K-5. Students engage in monthly pack meetings and den meetings, campouts (weekends and during summer), and off-campus educational trips (“Go-See’s”) on evenings and weekends. Students also participate in Pack competitions like the Pinewood Derby and Rain Gutter Regatta events. Cub Scouts is the first step that leads to the opportunity for youth to earn their Eagle Scout achievement in Scouts BSA.

Mad Science


Mock Trial

6-8th grade only. Volunteer attorney parents coach Mock Trial. Middle School Mock Trial competes in a state showcase competition at the Ohio Supreme Court in Columbus in the Spring. There, students simulate an actual trial. Auditions determine attorneys and witnesses, as we are limited to 24 students by competition rules.

Power of the Pen

Quiz Bowl