Administration holds virtual town hall for senior class

Members of the administration spoke to the senior class and answered questions about the school’s current plans for end-of-year traditions in a virtual town hall today. During the event, held over Zoom webinar, President Rick Commons, as well as Head of Upper School Laura Ross and other school leaders, addressed concerns about how the school […]

School releases revised 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide

The school released its 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide, which includes an array of new courses and modifications that will go into effect next year alongside the school’s redesigned block schedule. The revised curriculum is intended to allow teachers more freedom to design their courses and provide students the opportunity to take greater control over their education, […]

Reverend Gardner to serve as all-school Chaplain next year

After a two-year vacancy in the position, the school appointed Reverend Anne Gardner as the school Chaplain. The appointment of Gardner, who will serve as Chaplain on both campuses, fills the opening left by the retirement of former Upper School Chaplain Father J. Young and the departure of Middle School Chaplain Rabbi Emily Feigenson. Gardner’s […]

Mapping Representation

Mapping Representation

Last year, Mimi Offor ’21 read hundreds of textbook pages, spent hours upon hours studying for exams and burned through more than a few packs of pencils during her history course, The World and Europe II. When she left her class for summer break in June, Offor had spent approximately 135 days supposedly learning about […]

Ross to take new position

Ross to take new position

Current Head of Upper School Laura Ross will assume the position of Associate Head of School in July 2020, replacing Interim Associate Head of School Debbie Reed. The decision to appoint Ross is the result of a search for a long-term replacement following the passing of former Associate Head of School Liz Resnick in March. […]

Letter from the Editors: Better Together

Letter from the Editors: Better Together

BREAKING NEWS. It seems as if the words flash across our phone screens, laptops and television sets every other minute. In this current day and age, often the only constant is the endless stream of new information. And we at The Chronicle want to keep up. As the primary source of school news on campus, […]

Former Westlake Headmaster passes away

Former Headmaster of Westlake School for Girls Nathan O. Reynolds ’51 died peacefully June 24, President Rick Commons said in an email to alumni, faculty and staff. “During his quarter century of leadership of Westlake, [Reynolds] modernized the school’s curriculum, diversified its student body and strengthened its faculty and culture,” Commons wrote in the email. […]

Mini-Wheats at midnight

When my dad turned on the kitchen light last week at midnight, he must have thought I was going insane. There I was, sitting quietly on the floor with a carton of milk, a bowl of cereal filled to the top and a spoon. He asked me what I was doing, and I told him, […]

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