I'll miss my family in Weiler Hall

I had a vague memory of what I had written – something about being weirded out that future me would know the consequences of all my choices so far. As all my friends slowly got their letters we wrote in 10th grade Choices & Challenges – I checked the mail eagerly awaiting sophomore Noa’s advice. […]

Commons addresses parent concerns

President Rick Commons and Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts have invited parents of African-American students to a dinner June 4 at the home of Maria and Jeff Harleston (Miles ’15, Zachary ’17) to discuss the experience of black students in the classroom and social community. Members of the Parents of African-American Harvard-Westlake Students group, which […]

Artist creates giant bear for class

Grizzly bears can grow up to nearly 10 feet tall and five feet wide, and can weigh up to 1,500 pounds. Darby Caso’s ’14 bear is nearly as big, but weighs almost nothing and is made out of plastic. The bear, when it lies on its side, spans about nine feet in length and four […]

Upper School shuts gates after local robbery

Although no official lockdown was declared, the Upper School shut its gates and followed emergency procedures today for approximately 40 minutes following a robbery at the corner of Ventura Boulevard and Coldwater Canyon Avenue. The Los Angeles Police Department closed Ventura from Coldwater Canyon to Goodland Avenue sometime between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m., LAPD […]

Upper School shuts gates after local robbery

The Los Angeles Police Department is conducting an ongoing investigation of a robbery that took place at the Verizon Wireless store on Ventura Boulevard Thursday around noon, LAPD Media Relations Officer S. Madera said. Although no official lockdown was declared, the Upper School shut its gates and followed emergency procedures for 40 minutes when the suspect […]

Cum Laude Inductees

59 seniors in the top 20 percent of the class GPA range will be inducted into the National Cum Laude society in a ceremony May 19. Julia Aizuss Aaron Anderson Andrew Arditi Justin Bae Alex Berman Zachary Birnholz Zoe Bohn Nicholas Brooks Jonathan Burns Garrett Cayton Sydney Cheong Eojin Choi Thomas Choi Molly Cinnamon Sinclair […]

96 percent value academics, but only 55 percent enjoy classes, study finds

Although almost all upper school students find their academics valuable, only half find them enjoyable and only a slight majority of students are satisfied and not distressed, according to the workload survey’s culminating report finalized April 24 and released to faculty and staff via the faculty portal April 25. Some 95.9 percent of upper school […]

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