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Lydian Academy Menlo Park Campus

About Our Campus in Menlo Park, CA

Adjacent to downtown Menlo Park, Lydian Academy’s legacy campus is where our student-focused one-on-one learning school began. Created by Rhonda Racine for students who were not thriving in a traditional educational setting, Lydian has become the go-to resource for students with health challenges, different learning styles, and 2e or gifted learners.

Personalized Learning

A Personalized Learning Experience in Menlo Park, CA

Not every learning environment fits every student well. Lydian Academy offers young people the opportunity to learn in a program designed to match their strengths, challenges, and needs. By combining coursework at our fully accredited in-person and virtual learning programs, students can find the one-on-one attention and support they need and deserve.

Lydian Academy is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for all of our facilities, staff, and coursework, allowing students to gain entrance to prestigious colleges and universities after graduation.

In-Person Learning at Our Menlo Park, CA Campus 

Students who attend our Menlo Park private middle and high school in person receive the same one-on-one learning experience as all Lydian Academy students. Many learners enjoy the community atmosphere, student groups, and social activities after school.

In-person, full-time school enrollment is a popular option, while others choose part-time schooling online and on campus. Because classes are one-on-one, students can start at any time and still enjoy the campus experience year round with our summer school programs.

Virtual Middle and High School in Northern California

Many individuals learn best in their home environment, whether from personal preference, physical challenges, or because their families travel extensively. Having focused one-on-one attention allows students to leverage their strengths and conquer challenges in a secure and supportive online classroom.

Other students work with our Courses on Demand program to complete AP (Advanced Placement) and college prep coursework. They can work at their own pace and choose any start date to catch up on a particular subject or complete courses for credit on their own schedule.

Middle and High School Tutoring Programs in Menlo Park, CA

Taking advantage of Lydian Academy’s private tutoring programs in Menlo Park gives students the opportunity to experience a challenging subject with a highly qualified and focused instructor who is dedicated to their success. Taking a different approach to areas that have caused issues in the past can reignite the love of learning that makes education a fulfilling and rewarding experience.

Menlo Park Campus Info

Lydian Academy Menlo Park

815 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, California 94025
Tel: 650.321.0550

School Hours
Monday, 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday, 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday, 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday, 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Josh Bloom, Principal

Meet Josh Bloom 

Principal, Lydian Academy, Menlo Park, CA

Josh began his career at Lydian in 2022, having previously taught high school physics and astronomy in Palo Alto for over 20 years. In the classroom, he always led with the belief that every student has both the capacity and hunger to appreciate the world they live in and their place within it, and that any subject can be used as a vehicle to help students grow in their sense of belonging and connectedness. As an educational leader, Josh brings that same fundamental vision to Lydian - believing that school should be a space where students can be real, seen, and loved.
In addition to classroom teaching, Josh served as a Science Department Instructional Supervisor and teacher-on-special-assignment helping to lead the coordination of Wellness, Social-Emotional Learning, and Advisory programming.  He graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in Physics and Astronautical Engineering, and is an avid learner about the psychology and neuroscience of well-being and social-emotional growth. Other fun facts: he was the trumpet section leader in the UW Husky Marching Band from 1998-2000, has been an amateur competitive pool player for over a decade, and is the proud father of two school-aged children with the exact same initials (S.J.B.).

What We Love About Menlo Park, CA

Downtown Cool

Near Santa Cruz Avenue, our legacy campus is perfectly situated between the bestbistros, bookstores, and local Lydian’s Menlo Park location is within walking distance of Caltrain.

The Middle of 

Atherton, Palo Alto, Redwood City, and Mountain View are all within a 20-minute drive of our legacy campus on the historic El Camino Real in Northern California.

Burgess Park

Steps away from Lydian, this 9-acre recreation area features a pool, tennis courts, gymnastics center, and a 15,000-square-foot state-of-the-art skate park. A perfect after-school hangout for our 6th-12th grade students.

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