Menaul Students

My son just loves school. I feel we both made the right choice about Menaul.

Katherine P., Parent of a 6th grade student

The girls seem to be adjusting quite well. They love the campus, the teachers and have found some good friends. Both seem to be taking their classwork seriously and have been able to independently stay on top of things. We are very happy that they have found a community that they feel comfortable, safe and challenged. My daughter who is in 6th grade also stated that she really likes having her core classes with only girls. Again, we appreciate your dedication to your job and our girls. I can’t tell you how happy I am to have teachers and staff invested in not only their education, but looking out for them emotionally as well.

Jennie T., Parent of a 6th and an 8th grade student

Our son seems happy. He looks forward to school and he seems to be making friends. He also seems to like his classes and he made an instant adjustment to the iPad school concept. He is a huge fan of the cafeteria and he makes us jealous every day as he describes what he had for lunch. He has also engaged in the physical fitness and football program. This is a big step forward, in our opinion, as he had generally maintained a pretty sedentary lifestyle.

Bryan B., parent of a 6th grade student

At first, it was a little rough being at a new school but now she is getting into the swing of things. My daughter loves being at Menaul! I love the fact I can see her grades and communicate with her teachers. I tell everyone about Menaul. In fact,  I was telling my doctor about Menaul today.  I showed her the Canvas app, and I told her how the teachers are great at Menaul.

Lisa C., Parent of a 6th grade student, and a 2017 graduate

This experience for my daughter Anistacia has been amazing. She has grown so much this year academically, spiritually, and emotionally. She is always a happy child now and loves to go to school. She feels accepted and comfortable with all the teachers and staff. My hope is to keep sending my daughter to this wonderful and amazing school.

Adeline A., Middle School Parent

My son started this year as an 8th grader.  As a previous student in Washington state, the academics at the charter school he attended last year were simply not challenging enough. He is excited and engaged in his coursework at Menaul, challenged yet thriving.  He is participating in sports, the band, and truly happy as a member of the student body.  As a matter of fact, we all are.  The welcoming community at Menaul has made us feel at home in a way no other school has.

I am a VERY particular parent and looked at several schools before we applied to Menaul.  I cannot urge you strongly enough to short list Menaul School in your consideration of where to enroll your student.

My daughter (1st grade) has friends on campus and is waiting eagerly to attend as soon as she is in the 6th grade.

M.H., Middle School Parent  

I have two daughters attending Menaul School. Simply put, they are excited EVERY DAY about getting up and going to school – I can’t drop them off fast enough. Learning is now a sincere passion for them. They enjoy the classes, electives, intramural sports and volunteer activities that fills their minds, spirit, and body daily. The Menaul Family consisting of Students, Faculty & Staff, Parents, and Community Volunteers are a constant influential force in their lives and with that support, my girls know they are building what it takes to achieve their most potential. I honestly wish I could relive my school years and have the same experience my daughters are having at Menaul.

Hope M., Middle School Parent

My son [9th grade] has blossomed as a person at Menaul! He has been encouraged to be a leader, to develop his own special skills and be a unique individual. He is listened to by the adults at the school and they treat him like he and his ideas matter. He has great friends and each person is encouraged to participate and be involved as part of the culture of this school! We love Menaul and know it was the perfect choice for our child!

Christie K., Upper School Parent

We absolutely love Menaul! Our daughter has thrived since she has started here. It is a welcoming community of families and faculty that makes you feel like you are part of the family. We are so happy that we are moving our son here for the upcoming school year. No better place to send your children than Menaul School.

Vanessa L., Middle School Parent

Quite simply, I love Menaul School! What do I love? I love knowing without doubt and feeling without reservation, Menaul was the only school where my son could learn, grow and excel as an individual.   I describe my son’s experience at Menaul by telling people it feels like this school was made just for him. I have heard the same statement from many other Menaul School parents and was pleased to find out I was not the only parent that felt this way about their experience at Menaul. What a testament to the environment, atmosphere and commitment to the education of our children. My husband and I are thankful that our son is a student at Menaul School.

Pam O.,, Middle School Parent

As we went on the tour for the Open House that first day, what we recognized right away was… that “village” people are always looking for to raise your child? This is it . . .[My student] never felt confident before about trying out for team sports, but now look at him. Where did this confidence come from? He feels safe. There is a support system that you don’t even see. I know every day he is in good hands.

Monica F., Middle School parent

Our son began attending Menaul School for his 7th grade year. As public school educators we were very hesitant to send him to a private school. However, we noticed that his enthusiasm for learning was being negatively impacted due to lower learning expectations, social distractions and bullying at his 6th grade public school. We knew we needed to find a school that more closely matched our son’s educational needs. We researched and visited many schools. However, as soon as we found Menaul School, and we met with the school administration, we knew that it would be the right school for our son. We have received nothing but support from the entire school. The school administrators are always available to talk to families and help in any way possible. But best of all,  our son’s passion for learning has been reignited. To see him so excited about all his classes, and highly involved in most activities that the school offers, makes it all worth it. He had never been involved (by choice) in so many activities such as music, robotics, and sports. He has many friends and bullying is something we never have to worry about.  The Menaul School has proven to us that they have a genuine interest in helping our son become the best person he can be.  We have been overwhelmed by the support, opportunity, and personal attention we have received from the entire school. The decision to send our son to Menaul has truly been one of the best decisions we have ever made.

Middle School Parent

I asked my daughter, how did it go with her first day of school? She said that she liked it a lot, that everybody was very nice, and she felt welcomed in a very friendly manner. I asked her the same question a couple of days after and she said that she loved it, that it was so strange to feel like it was home. My daughter said that she felt safe and felt very familiar with everybody. She said, “I am having the best time of my life.” It is very important for me to see that she feels safe and that she has lots of friends. It is very important to me to see her excited about her classes and all the activities the school provides. I am very thankful for having my daughter in Menaul School; it gives me the joy of seeing my daughter shine.

M. Perez, Menaul Upper School Parent

One day I saw an amazing inspirational speaker talking to kids about drugs and all the kids were crying. When I asked my son about having [the speaker] come to Menaul to talk to the kids about drugs, he replied, ” that is just not an issue at Menaul mom, I mean, I can see it for some of the other private schools or the public schools that have that problem, but no one here really does that”. For me as a parent, a school like that is Worth it’s Weight in Gold!

Christie K., Upper School Parent

Menaul High School and (Allison-James Junior High School) were the first experiences in my life that provided me with a sense of belonging, a sense of family, a sense of learning, a sense of collaboration, a sense of challenge, a sense of accomplishment, a sense of direction, and certainly a sense of establishing moral, dedication, character, discipline, respect, and appreciation for growth. I have, and will cherish that growth.

It was a learning experience that provided me with my first venture into situational adaptability and the meaning that it had for me and others.  I am proud of the opportunity that Menaul School provided me, and the guidance and leadership that I could rely on from an educational, team & family, and life-learning perspective.  I credit my success in further education, the military, social, business, community, and family life to Menaul School and the faculty, staff, and fellow students who greatly contributed.

I am proud to be an alumnus and continuous advocate of Menaul School’s past, present, and future mission.

Fred DAVID “Rusty” Finley, Class of 1959 

International Families

Estamos muy contentos por haber conocido este colegio con tanta gente profesional que dedica lo mejor para educar a nuestros hijos, conteniéndolos cómo amigos y familia. Admiro la disposición de querer siempre progresar y realizar cambios acordes a nuevos intereses de los chicos, permitiendo también compartir con distintas culturas, lo cual enriquece a nuestros chicos. Reciban mi agradecimiento desde Argentina por haber recibido a mi hija para educarla en su colegio.

Juana M. (Argentina)

As a parent of two daughters who reside at Menaul School, I feel obliged to extend my sincere gratitude to the entire faculty for their warm welcome, incorporation, and home care that they have expressed over the last two years.

Muhangi J. (Rwanda)

We are parents of a young man of the eleventh grade and we live in Honduras. For us it has been very difficult to have our son studying away from us, but Menaul School has been a blessing in our lives as we have seen how Raphael has improved his academic potential. Having new friendships from different parts of the world has enriched him as a person. New knowledge and new opportunities have been presented to him and every day is a new challenge for him. We see him happy and very comfortable and the most important thing for us has been that despite the distance, Raphael is a happy boy and is fulfilling his dream of having a better education. We as parents are very pleased, and we feel that Menaul has been the best thing that has happened to us.

Annie P. (Honduras)

What I like about your school is that first of all the school staff is blessed with the wisdom to identify genuine talent. The school has such dedicated and committed staff and faculty that I as a parent have nothing to worry about the education and progress of my daughter. They did all that is necessary to make her feel comfortable when she first arrived as one among them. They take care of her as their own. Teaching methods at Menaul is remarkable as well. Every effort is made to make sure each and every student understands the concepts of every field of study which is very important for university education. Personal attention is given to every student which enhances the learning abilities and is a great source of encouragement to the student to do well and inculcates a feeling of belonging.

Shamala L. (Oman)

Soy padre de un estudiante del 11vo grado en Menaul School, con quienes estamos muy agradecidos por la aceptación y enseñanza a nuestro hijo. Nos encantó Menaul School, además de la calidad en enseñanza que tienen, por la excelente atención a nosotros como padres al momento de llegar a conocer la escuela, el profesionalismo que tienen y sobre todo sentir que estamos dejando a nuestro hijo no solo en una escuela, sino también en una casa, donde todos los maestros y personal administrativo son una gran familia.

José Rafael E. (Honduras)

We don’t know in which words we can explain the great job you are doing. We really appreciate the family environment the kids are experiencing at Menaul School especially for the youngest as it is her first time to be in an international school. We do also appreciate the academic progress for my daughters, which reflect how the entire Menaul staff are committed to provide excellent education. May God bless you all.

Camarade M. (Rwanda)

We’re very pleased with the good and effective communication we have with the school responsible either in the administration or the dorms. We are always kept informed about our child’s school work and activities. Teachers are doing hard work with students.  We’re really satisfied with our daughter’s level and results.

Jeinnate G. (Morocco)

Our daughter joined grade 6 at Menaul School last year. We are really glad to have chosen Menaul, it is such a caring school for her. A school that plays both an educative and parental role to kids whose parents live outside USA. My daughter is less than 18 years but the school did a great job taking good care of her and teaching her responsibility, which led to her achieving greater grades than ever in all courses! I also would say that Menaul School has that ability to turn teenagers into grown-ups. We have no worries to have kids with you, keep it up and cheers!

Francis R. (Rwanda)

Menaul School me parece sumamente organizada, impecable y contenedora para los estudiantes sobre todo extranjeros.

Los docentes, muy activos continuamente chequeando las tareas y subiendo informes. Creo que los chicos les responden de la misma manera por el ejemplo que ellos le dan. Yo solo tengo palabras de agradecimiento porque vi a mi hijo feliz, maduro y con muchas ganas de progresar.

Maru C. (Argentina)

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