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ABOUT US

Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Menlo-Atherton PTA emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2000, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. Contact us to learn more and get involved.

The Menlo-Atherton PTA is a dynamic organization, working in close partnership with the Menlo-Atherton High School administrators and staff. Membership is open to all parents, school administrators and staff, and members of the community. There will be four PTA General Meetings during the year. Visit the PTA meetings page for the schedule, location and the agenda as they become available.

The PTA provides financial support to many programs on campus. The PTA keeps parents informed about school activities, raises funds to support educational and outreach programs, and provides volunteers for many activities that contribute to making M-A a unique and special school that supports and nurtures all students.


  • The PTA strives to increase communication between home and school through the weekly BearNotes emailed newsletter.

  • Mini-grants are awarded to teachers, staff and student clubs twice each year to fund special projects, books, teaching materials, equipment, and presentations.

  • The PTA participates in student affairs, coordinates volunteers for the ESL tutoring program, funds student awards, and supports student scholarships and assistance funds. The PTA supports the Freshman Challenge Day in addition to other freshmen transition programs.

  • The PTA supports the teachers and staff by providing volunteers for special programs, by staging various appreciation events throughout the year, and through the annual awards luncheon.

  • The PTA proudly provides two parent representatives to the SDMSC (Shared Decision Making Site Council), the primary policy and decision-making body for the high school.

M-A PTA Co-Presidents:

  • Sara Eisner and Jacqui Cebrian