Welcome to Menlo Park Academy!

Menlo Park Academy eagerly welcomes our families to the school for the 2023-24 academic year. Our community is here to welcome and support you.

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2023-24 School Calendar

The 2023-24 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.

The school calendar was most recently updated in April 2023.

Download Calendar (PDF)

Parent-Student Handbook

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

Download 2023-24 Handbook (PDF)

Student Uniform and Dress Code Policy

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.

This policy was updated on January 11, 2022.

Download Policy (PDF)

School Supply Lists

National School Lunch Program Application


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.

Parents in Motion
Personal Leasing Co, Inc.

New Families

New Family Orientation Sessions

New Families are encouraged to attend one of MPA’s New Family Orientation sessions 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.

Our next New Family Orientation will be on Saturday, July 29, 2023, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Families received an evite with additional details through email.

Family Ambassador Program

Our Enrollment and Advancement Team will pair your incoming family with a current Menlo Park Academy family for your first year in our Family Ambassador Program. These ambassador families will reach out to you to share information and help answer questions throughout the year as you become acclimated.

ParentSquare How to Edit for Parents

PowerSchool Instructions for Parents

All Families

Ohio School Report Card

Materials, Activities, and Technology Fee

The School will provide the necessary textbooks and/or electronic textbooks free of charge for its students. To provide additional supplemental materials related to technology, curricular activities, elective classes, and school-sponsored field trips, we require each student to pay a fee of $625 per year.

Please see the attachment below with details and the refund policy.

Download Fee Details (PDF)

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 safe place where our students can play, complete school work, or socialize with peers. Discounts are provided for families with multiple children.

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Car Line Guide and Map

Each morning and afternoon, hundreds of vehicles arrive at Menlo Park Academy to drop off or pick up students in a process known as “Car Line.” An effective car line helps ensure that students are dropped off and picked up as safely and efficiently as possible. Although waiting in car line may sometimes feel long, it remains the safest and most efficient way to dismiss students in a commuter school like ours.

Download the Car Line Guide and Map by clicking below.

Download the Guide (PDF)

Illness and Communicable Disease Procedures

COVID Guidance

Menlo Park Academy follows the Ohio Department of Health’s recommendations for persons who test positive or become exposed to COVID-19.

Student Life

2023 Summer Camps

Menlo Park Academy is thrilled to offer academic and sports camps for Summer 2023! Camps run from June 12 – July 17, with half-day and full-day options available. We also have before-camp and after-camp care available.

Click below to explore our 2023 Summer Camps brochure!

Explore Summer Camps

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.

Be sure to look for the list of Summer Playdates in ParentSquare posts!

MPA Band and Choir

If you are interested in learning more about band or choir for students entering grades 4-8 for the 2023-24 school year, please contact our Music Department.

Student Meals

Menlo offers a cold lunch program through The Daily Magnolia Company for meal service. We offer standard, gluten-free, and vegetarian meals. Menlo orders meals one week in advance. You can download and view the monthly menu below.

Please visit to sign up.

You can also read Menlo Park Academy’s Wellness Policy Assessment form here.

View March Menu (PDF)