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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.

Meet Perla Frecceri

Campus Director - Menlo Park

When I was in kindergarten and someone asked me what I wanted to be, I immediately said, “teacher!” I knew I wanted to become a teacher because of the life-changing impact an amazing teacher had on me. She believed in me when I could not believe in myself, and I felt special and capable when she took me under her wing.

When I first came to Lydian Menlo Park in 2011, I taught English/History and Spanish and was working on my credential. I thought this would be a stepping stone on my way to the classroom. I thought, “This is innovative. Is this real? Does it work?” Although I earned that credential years ago, little did I realize that I would find my classroom and my home here at Lydian.

What has kept me here so long? In my 20 years of working in the field of education, I have never found a place to be so inspiring. The Lydian community is made up of educators who are collaborative, warm, and passionate about teaching, and whose north star is championing the success of ALL students. This is a strengths-based community of neurodiverse students, where young people are encouraged to learn about themselves, self-advocate for what they need, and use this awareness to overcome barriers to learning that have historically stifled them. This is a place where transformation occurs on a daily basis in that relational space between teacher and student, and where we are all invited to re-discover the love of learning in spite of prior setbacks and adversity.

As a teacher at Lydian, I experienced the countless rewards of walking side-by-side with my students as a guide along their journey. As the Campus Director, I am now fortunate to take that a step further by working not only with our students, but with the families and teachers who continue to shape the way we all see and experience education – as a gift and a joy.

Many years ago, I found my home at Lydian, and I look forward to many more years of meeting and working with students, teachers, and parents like you.

Welcome to Lydian!


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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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

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