Head of School Welcome

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Dear Friend,

“Get Ready” to learn more about Menaul School! Our new website provides hints to the great community we have built. It is a place of learning – truly a place where our students learn to succeed in mind, body, and spirit.

I encourage you to learn more about our joyful learning community. We have great students, a dynamic faculty, and a powerful sense of purpose. We pride ourselves on many aspects of our community. The best way to discover this is by visiting when our school is in session. People who come to Menaul School are impressed by our happy, engaged students, the passion of our teachers, staff, and administration, and the sense of Menaul School’s history.

Here are some ways in which we help our students succeed:

Excellent preparation of the mind:
We have much to celebrate. We are excited about our National Merit semi-finalists, as well as improvements in our ACT scores. Also, 98% of our students attend colleges and universities, including some of the world’s most prestigious schools.

Our 21st century curriculum is progressive and technologically rich. As an iPad school, our students collaborate with students in sister cities internationally and produce professional-level presentations and papers.

In our community of about 200 students, 18 countries are represented so an economic debate may include a student from Norway, Rwanda, and China.

Whole body/physical education:
Menaul students love sports. Over 90% of middle school students play a sport. The Upper School has a rich variety of opportunities including Cross-country, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Track, Badminton, and Fencing.

Enriched spiritual growth:
Our diverse student body includes Native, Hispanic, Anglo, African, African-American, Asian, Asian-American, and European students who all worship regularly with lessons and songs in a primarily Presbyterian style service.

Arts thrive at Menaul School with all students taking at least one performance class including Drama, Band, and Choir. Our students have many opportunities to engage in art – developing a personal voice while making pottery, jewelry, painting, and photographs.

Classroom discussions about truth and life include the biggest concepts: God, creation, evolution, evil, good, and destiny. Free expression includes profound religious dimensions, and the required religion classes are often students’ favorite classes.

In summary, we are a community that prepares our students to “Do Well and Live Well.” Our students are prepared to thrive in their university studies, but more importantly they feel prepared to live lives of significance – lives that give back to the community, as people who are highly ethical, and do good for others.

I look forward to meeting you on campus.

Blessings!

Lindsey R. Gilbert, Jr.
President and Head of Menaul School