|Transportation, Traffic & Parking at M-A
School Drop-Off and Pick-Up:
The only area designated for student drop-off and pick-up is on the school drive along the front of the school. (See Campus Map.) The only entrance is off Ringwood Avenue and this entrance is also used to access the student parking at the corner of Middlefield and Ringwood. There are three exits: one is at the Ringwood entrance; the second is closer to Middlefield and exits onto Ringwood; the third exits onto Oak Grove Ave. There is no entrance off of Oak Grove other than for the staff parking lot. The entrance at Middlefield and Ravenswood is a pedestrian entrance only.
The following tips will make the process easier for all of us and safer for our students!
These situations, and worse, have all been observed and create a dangerous situation for your student and others. Let's all work to keep everyone on campus safe!
Mass Transit Options:
Information on bus routes and schedules can be found here. This link shows which Sam-Trans bus routes serve the local high schools, and there is a link to the schedules. The Campus Map shows the location of the bus stops by campus.
If you're interested in taking the train, visit CalTrain for schedules and fares. The train station is a short walk down Ravenswood from campus.
Students who ride bicycles to school may park them in the bike cage located next to the blacktop basketball courts. The bike cage is locked five minutes before brunch and is opened after school. Students should use their own sturdy bike lock to prevent thefts. Park at your own risk and only in the designated area.
Parent and visitor parking is restricted to two areas on campus, both near the pedestrian entrance off of Middlefield. If you need to park at M-A, please obtain a one-day temporary parking permit in the Administration Building and place it on your dashboard. The permit may be picked up in advance.
Parking without a permit may result in a parking ticket. Parking tickets are issued by the Atherton Police Department or the Menlo Park Police Department and the school has no ability to rescind them.
Tutors and other regular school volunteers may be able to obtain an annual parking pass. The program chair should contact the AVP office.
Students may purchase a student parking permit on a space-available basis. Application forms can be found in the AVP office. Student parking is allowed in 2 lots - the lot at the corner of Ringwood and Middlefield, and in the Gym parking lot.
Parking for evening and weekend events is available in any legal space in any school parking lot without a permit. For some all-school events, such as Open House, parking may also be available in the SRI conference center parking lot at the corner of Middlefield and Ravenswood. Parking is not allowed in the SRI lot at other times.
Please contact the main office for questions about transportation at (650) 322-5311
Menlo-Atherton High School
555 Middlefield Rd.
Atherton, CA 94027