What We Believe

Our Mission

Menlo Park Academy is a public school that develops the potential of gifted learners through unique and rewarding experiences that nurture the whole child.

To understand our mission, we look at each concept individually:

Our Philosophy - Educating the Whole Child

We know that gifted children have special needs. They learn best in an enriched environment designed to develop their skills, as well as service their different intellectual, social, and emotional needs. True learning involves the development of the "whole child", with the support they need to develop high level critical and creative thinking skills.

Our curriculum offers more density, complexity, and moves at a faster pace than is available in typical environments. Children are also afforded the opportunity to interact and build friendships with their intellectual peers.

MPA Core Values

We have established the following core values for our organization. These values apply to our entire community, including faculty, staff, board members, parents, and students. We hold these values in high regard and encourage everyone to think of them as they work and interact with each other every day.

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