Six Chinese students to visit

Six high school students from Shanghai will visit the school and stay with Harvard-Westlake students Feb. 7 -19, marking the first time the school will participate in a World Leading Schools exchange program. WLSA is an organization founded by Harvard-Westlake, Eton College, Greelong Grammar School, Groton School, Beijing No. 4 School and a Chinese high […]

Magazine begins to accept submissions

Babel, Harvard-Westlake’s foreign language magazine, is now accepting submissions for its upcoming issue. Students are encouraged to submit stories, articles, reviews, poems and essays to the publication by Feb. 28, which can be written in any foreign language. Submitting to the magazine earns students extra credit in their language classes, even if it is not […]

Spots filled for Spain Spring Break trip

Spots are filled for the Spain trip over spring break, led by Spanish teacher Javier Zaragoza and three other chaperones. The trip will take place from March 25 to April 10. Nineteen middle and upper school students will study at two different language institutes in Granada and Toledo and spend their evenings with host families. […]

Teachers cancel trip to Hawaii

The science trip to Hawaii that was planned for spring break has been cancelled due to lack of student interest, according to chaperone Wendy Van Norden. The trip was open to all upper school students, and students who were interested had to fill out an application by Nov. 20. Applicants were required to write a […]

Administration approves Rome trip

The first ever Latin trip sponsored by Harvard-Westlake will give students the opportunity to travel to Rome April 3-10. Middle school Latin teacher Mercedes Barletta will chaperone the trip along with a teaching assistant from The Paideia Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the study of classics. Students will be staying in monasteries and […]

Alumni named to ’30 Under 30′ Forbes list

Alumni Joshua Lederman ’05 and Charlie Stigler ’11 have been named to Forbes’ fifth annual ‘30 Under 30’ list standouts in the fields of finance and education. Lederman serves as a Principal of Capital Markets at global investment firm KKR. Stigler is co-founder of Zaption, a video-based educational tool. The 2016 ‘30 Under 30’ list […]

Administrator receives Bell Crow Award

Senior Advancement Officer and Director of Major Gifts Jim Pattison received the Robert Bell Crow Memorial Award from the International Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The award honors long-term private school advancement officers for their professional accomplishments, ability to allocate funds for their schools and service to CASE. “I was pleasantly surprised, and […]

Tutoring group recruits members

The student-led group Transitional Village Tutors is looking for new members for their trips to the Salvation Army Westwood Transitional Village. The group helps children living in the shelters and travels to Westwood every Tuesday after school to assist kids from ages five to 18 for an hour and a half. The tutors try to […]

Alumnus producer wins Emmy for journalism piece

Michael Kaplan ’08 won an Emmy in the Outstanding Investigative News Journalism category for a “60 Minutes” segment that he co-produced. After graduating from Harvard-Westlake, Kaplan graduated from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in 2012, and has written for the New York Times and worked for NBC Chicago. A former editor-in-chief of the Chronicle, Kaplan […]

School to no longer serve as April ACT venue

The Upper School is no longer a venue for the April ACT Test due to a lack of proctors. Instead, the school will host the test Feb. 6. Students who planned to take the test in April will have to either move their test to a different time or choose a different location. In November, the […]

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