School opts out of PPP relief loan

The school opted not to apply for a loan through the Payment Protection Program (PPP), part of the federal government’s initiative to provide economic relief for small businesses during the coronavirus crisis. The PPP is a component of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) signed into law March 27, which has been […]

Commons postpones graduation for 2020-2021 school year

In an email to students, parents, faculty and staff, President Rick Commons announced Friday that the school will delay graduation for the class of 2021 until June 11 of next year and will continue to remain flexible in planning for the fall quarter. Commons said that the graduation ceremony, which was originally scheduled to be […]

On the Front Lines

When an unfamiliar vehicle pulled into his driveway, Jake Schroeder ’20 hurried to the window to watch as his father, a pulmonologist, stepped out onto the pavement, donning a hazmat suit. Schroeder’s father tossed a coronavirus test to the individual in the car, one of his patients, and called out a series of instructions. The […]

Prefect Council members chosen in runoff elections amid campaign controversy

Prefect Council members chosen in runoff elections amid campaign controversy

After electing Cleo Maloney ’21 and Jonathan Cosgrove ’21 as Head Prefects on May 7, students chose their Junior and Senior Prefects following several runoff elections. Prefect Council members elected for 2020-21 school year Next year, Quincey Dern ’22, Jade Stanford ’22, Micah Gold ’22 and Jason Thompson ’22 will serve as Junior Prefects, while […]

YoungArts finalists receive national recognition for photography

YoungArts finalists receive national recognition for photography

The National YoungArts Foundation awarded Chronicle Photography Editor Caitlin Chung ’20 and Chiemeka Offor ’21 the Art of Anthropologie YoungArts Award on May 26. The nonprofit organization also named Chung a 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar on May 21. The YoungArts Foundation offers emerging teen artists opportunities for creative growth through its annual competition, according to […]

Social distancing: mandatory or optional?

As news of President Rick Commons’ email regarding the school closure spread March 11, Caleb*, who had been in the middle of coding a Java program in class, began discussing his plans for the upcoming weeks with his peers. From inside the classroom, Caleb could already hear strains of bass-heavy music and shouting emanating from […]

Upper school deans announce that AP exams are optional

The upper school deans announced in a campus-wide email March 25 that the school will no longer require students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses to take AP exams at the end of the year due to the coronavirus outbreak. While the AP tests are now optional, the deans encouraged students to confer with their instructors […]

Panelists discuss LA’s changing cultural identity during Brown Family Speaker Assembly

Panelists discuss LA’s changing cultural identity during Brown Family Speaker Assembly

Five panelists involved in the Los Angeles arts scene discussed how they each contributed to building a central identity for the city through various mediums, including music, architecture, literature and cuisine, during the Brown Family Distinguished Speaker Assembly on March 10. The speakers included award-winning architect Barbara Bestor, chef of Kogi BBQ Roy Choi (Kaelyn […]

Commons proposes revised River Park plan to City of Los Angeles

In an email to the school community, President Rick Commons announced that the school submitted the draft plan for the River Park athletic facility to the City of Los Angeles, officially initiating the entitlement process. Commons releases revised plan for River Park facility In the past months, administrators involved in the project communicated with members […]