Rascoff ’93 writes bestselling book

“Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate,” written by real estate analytics company Zillow’s CEO Spencer Rascoff ’93 and published Jan. 27, debuted at the number two spot on The New York Times bestseller list and reached the number one position on Amazon’s bestseller list shortly after publication. In the book, Rascoff and Zillow […]

School to host cultural trip to South Korea

All teachers and staff will have the opportunity to apply to travel on a cultural trip to South Korea this summer. “A dozen or more teachers will be invited to travel together to Korea on a Korean cultural and history tour that’s being funded by Harvard-Westlake families,” Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said. The trip […]

Administration increases tuition 3.6% to $34,700 for 2015-2016 school year

Tuition for the 2015-2016 school year will rise to $34,700 from $33,500, an increase of 3.6%, Chief Financial Officer Rob Levin said. The 2015-2016 re-enrollment contract became available on hw.com on Feb. 9. This is the fifth consecutive year that the tuition increase rate has been about 4 percent, with last year’s increase at 3.7 […]

4HandsLA performs "Piano Phase" in Ahmanson

4HandsLA performed “Piano Phase” by Steve Reich in Ahmanson Lecture Hall today for the study of aesthetics in the Philosophy in Art and Science course taught by performing arts teacher Ted Walch and math teacher Kevin Weis. The performance by professional pianists Danny Holt and Steven Vanhauwaert culminated Holt’s week-long presentation in the class. They also performed Igor Stravinsky’s […]

4HandsLA performs "Piano Phase" in Ahmanson

4HandsLA performed “Piano Phase” by Steve Reich in Ahmanson Lecture Hall today for the study of aesthetics in the Philosophy in Art and Science course taught by performing arts teacher Ted Walch and math teacher Kevin Weis. The performance by professional pianists Danny Holt and Steven Vanhauwaert culminated Holt’s week-long presentation in the class. They also performed Igor Stravinsky’s […]

Define your own success

One month into the seventh grade, I auditioned on a whim, with no prior experience, for the part of Rizzo in the fall musical, “Grease,” only to come out laughing at myself (with no role) having learned a lesson that has stuck with me since: The Harvard-Westlake community strives for excellence in every aspect of […]

Velvet Daisies raises more than $1300 for children's charity

Velvet Daisies, a club that sells handmade crafts and donates the profit to the Children’s Institute, raised more than $1300 from a two-day bake sale that ended Dec. 10. Members of the club made holiday cards that came with baked goods with any donation. Students could name their own price for the cards, which were made by members […]

Mock Trial wins county championship

Mock Trial became county champions Tuesday, ranking first place of 136 schools at the Los Angeles County Mock Trial finals. The team will be advancing to the state competition in March. The team competed against Peninsula High School in the finals, who received second place. Results were announced at an award ceremony Tuesday evening. Nadia […]