It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closure of The Roberts School after 48 enriching years of service to the Menlo Park community and its neighboring areas. Changes in the educational landscape, particularly the challenges presented by Covid and the introduction of Universal Preschool, have significantly affected our enrollment numbers.

Throughout these years, it has been an immense privilege to be entrusted with the care and education of your cherished children. The relationships we've built with each family have brought immeasurable joy to our lives, and these are bonds we will miss deeply.

As you move forward, we extend our warmest wishes for continued success and happiness to you and your families. Should you need any assistance or support, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Warm regards,
Brenda Roberts, Owner since 1975 ([email protected])
Elisa Barrett, Teacher and Director since 1994
Gini Flores, Teacher since 2006
Kristine Loftus, Teacher since 2019

“We adore the Roberts School. The teachers are passionate and provide an environment in which our kids are learning about the world around them while having fun. The result is that each morning our kids wake up excited to go to school.”

-Don and Kim Amsbaugh, Palo Alto

“We wanted our children’s first school experience to be exciting and interesting, so that they will be enthusiastic life long learners. The staff at the Roberts School is nurturing and encourages learning. All three of our children loved preschool and continue to love learning. The two older ones have such fond memories of their days and friends made at the Roberts School. Our youngest loves to drop off her brother and is looking forward to being a big girl and going to preschool too.”

-The Zanutta family, Menlo Park

“Our first experience with the Roberts School was when our son attended pre-kindergarten six years ago. It was a wonderful experience for Jake, he loved having three different yards to play in, he loved to learn, enjoyed his friends and teachers, and he felt safe. He was well prepared for kindergarten and continues to do well in school.

When it came time to look for a preschool for our daughter six years later, we explored other preschools closer to home. No other program impressed us as much as the program at the Roberts School. Nikki just blossomed at the school; she is confident, loves her teachers and friends, and loves going to school every day. Through the years, through staffing transitions, through changes in the economy, the program at the Roberts School remains consistent and strong – they make learning fun. Our family is thankful that we found the Roberts School.”

-The Verhulp Family, Rod, Linda, Jake & Nikki


“Roberts School in Menlo Park, Ca. is an outstanding preschool. It offers everything children need and parents want in a school. The teachers are experienced and adore working with the children. They provide small class sizes and consistency of learning and care through the day. Roberts School’s curriculum is the ideal mixture of social, emotional and academic learning–all of which prepares the children for success in elementary school. Parents should take a look at this school for their preschoolers. I highly recommend it.”

-Annye Rothenberg, Ph.D.,Child/Parent Psychologist, Author of six books for preschoolers and their parents, such as “Why do I have to?” and “I’m getting ready for Kindergarten”