Upper school deans release updated standardized testing plans

Upper school deans release updated standardized testing plans

In accordance with new guidelines released by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, the Upper School Deans Office released updated information regarding the school’s standardized testing plans in an email sent to upper school students Sept. 22. The SAT exam is scheduled to take place Oct. 14 for seniors attending the school , and […]

English Department adjusts curriculum

In accordance with schoolwide efforts to integrate anti-racist education across academic disciplines, the Upper School English department revised its curriculum for the 2020-21 school year. The department implemented a framework to amplify diverse voices and added five new courses this year, while also revising the curriculum to fit the block schedule and the transition to […]

Performing Arts Department hosts Playwrights Festival meeting

Performing Arts Department faculty hosted an information session Sept. 9 for the Playwrights Festival, an annual opportunity for students to write and perform in plays. In the session, they described the program’s timeline for prospective authors who will now begin the writing process at home. Martin expects plays to be performed live Performing Arts Technical […]

Jennifer Marcus joins history department

Jennifer Marcus joined the Upper School History Department to teach the World and Europe II and United States History this year. Prior to working at the Upper School, Marcus taught United States History, World History, Comparative Religion and Global Studies at Windward School in Los Angeles and Westridge School in Pasadena. Marcus said she did […]

Alumni speak about sustainability during Scholar in Residence event

The Kutler Center invited 2020 Scholar in Residence Adam Werbach ’91 and environmental attorney Jake Levine ’02 to discuss sustainability strategies during a Zoom webinar Tuesday. The school originally scheduled the Scholar in Residence Program to be a three day experience from March 11 to March 13, in which Werbach would attend classes and meet […]

Shutting down for the environment

Although the global shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc in humans’ daily lives, it has also affected our environment in various ways. Just two months ago, Angelenos lined up in their cars on the 101 Freeway as they headed to work. As they sat worrying about whether or not they would arrive […]

Former Vermont Gov. addresses climate change

Former Vermont Gov. addresses climate change

Former Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin spoke to students about environmental leadership and climate change during second and third period Jan. 21. Shumlin calls on administration to improve environmental footprint Shumlin’s visit is part of a larger effort from the administration to call the school community to take action on sustainability in any way they can. […]

Kenyan elementary students acquire tables through school fundraiser

Kenyan elementary students acquire tables through school fundraiser

Mtree, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating innovative solutions in developing countries, delivered tables to Maya Primary School in Kenya as a result of fundraising efforts by Chronicle Photography Editor Caitlin Chung ’20. Mtree replaced rocks and stumps with tables During her sophomore year, Chung held a fundraiser in which she sold açaí bowls to […]