Beechwood at a Glance

Beechwood School is a private, independent elementary and middle school with one class per grade from Transitional Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. We offer our young learners a safe, nurturing environment that addresses the academic and social emotional needs of each child.

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For the 2nd year, Beechwood has been chosen as a recipient of the ConnectSafely Safer Internet Day 2024 grant. This grant was established to help schools and youth-serving community organizations participate in Safer Internet Day using resources and materials created by ConnectSafely, the official coordinator of Safer Internet Day in the United States. Students will join young people in more than 100 countries around the world in learning how they can play a part in creating both a better and safer internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

Grade Levels

Transitional Kindergarten – Grade 8


50 Terminal Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025


170 students

Class Size

Approximately 18 students per class in grades Kindergarten through 8.

Our transitional kindergarten class size does not exceed 10 students.

School Hours

Grades TK-5:
8:30 am-3:00 pm

Grades 6-8:
8:15 am-3:15 am (M/W/F)
8:15 am-3:30 am (T/TH)

Student Arrival

Students can arrive at school as early as 8:00 am.

An Enriched Program that includes:

Visual arts, performing arts, Spanish, P.E., athletics, library, technology, design thinking, health, social emotional learning, outdoor education, service learning and more.

Summer Academic Program

All students in grades K-4 continue their school year into the summer months with an 8-week summer program. Completion of this program allows students to receive a total of 190 additional days of instruction. In addition to core subject study, special outings, events and classes are a part of their schedule.

Parent Engagement

Beechwood values the partnership we have with our parent community, and there are a number of ways to be active:

  • Parents are encouraged to reach out to their child’s teachers with questions or concerns and are always welcome to visit our campus for special classroom or school events.
  • Our Parent Advisory (PA) is another avenue for parent involvement. PA plans special family events and supports school initiatives.
  • Parents complete 10 hours of Parent Education and 15 volunteer hours each year.

Community Engagement

Established in 1986, Beechwood is an active and committed member of the Belle Haven Community in Menlo Park. This has allowed us to connect and partner with a number of  organizations including: Peninsula Bridge, Sophie’s Scholars Program, Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, Belle Haven Youth Center, Facebook, Gunderson Dettmer, and Basic Fund.

Volunteering at Beechwood

We love our volunteers! Beechwood welcomes volunteers from the community to participate in our Reading Buddies program or as subject tutors. Since 1992, our Reading Buddies program has partnered our students with volunteers with the intention of exposing students to a wide range of books and developing lifelong reading habits. Want to get involved? Email Xiomara Nickings, our Volunteer Coordinator (


  • $2400 for 10-month program
  • $2880 for year-round program.

Financial Assistance

All families contribute at least some of the stated monthly tuition, but financial assistance is available. Contact our office for more information.