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


The Roberts School has implemented what we feel are the very best available programs in early childhood education. Each child participates in an age appropriate phonics based pre-reading/reading program and mathematics — as well as art, cooking, music, movement, gymnastics, literature, story telling, Spanish and dramatic play. Field trips and in house special events take place regularly. We have always offered a young 5’s/pre-kindergarten. Our preschoolers are very well prepared and received for the kindergarten of their choice. Our low student/teacher ratio supports optimum individualized attention for all of the children in every classroom.


The school operates year round with an age appropriate academic emphasis from September through June. Our summer program is a weekly themed schedule like that of a summer camp.

We accept children into our preschool, pre kindergarten and young fives between the ages of 2 – 5 years.

We are open Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.  Full time enrollment is offered on a space available basis at any time of the year.

Our hours of operation may increase and part time schedules may be offered again once Covid restrictions lift.