Admissions gains international interest

Forty-six students from international schools applied this year, an increase over last year when 36 students applied. Five students from foreign countries enrolled. There are four students from the United Kingdom and one from Switzerland enrolled. Last year, nine students from foreign schools enrolled, four from the United Kingdom, two from China, one from Korea, […]

Teachers visit Korea despite MERS scare

Fifteen faculty members visited South Korea in June to learn about Korean culture and history in the midst of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in the country. MERS is a viral respiratory illness that was first seen in Saudi Arabia in 2012. An outbreak began in South Korea in May, causing the Centers […]

Prefects to initiate break talks on quad

Following an upper school assembly speech by anti-sexist activist Jackson Katz, the Prefect Council met with about a dozen students last Thursday to discuss his message to test a plan to host talks on pertinent topics on the quad during Monday breaks. “I thought the test discussion was very productive, and I was really happy […]

Students elect 2015-2016 Prefect Council members

Prefect Council announced the results of the 2015-2016 prefect elections in an e-mail April 23. The senior prefects are Helene Miles, Jordan Strom, Shelby Weiss and Adam Yaron. The junior prefects are Lexi Block, Charlie Noxon, Matt Thomas and Cate Wolfen. Hunter Brookman and Grace Pan were elected as head prefects before spring break. Yaron […]

Community Council holds service week, fair, book drive

Community Council put on a community service fair, book drive and other activities this week to make community service activities more accessible to students. “We feel like a lot of kids just want to get their hours over with, so by doing the fair we are hoping to shed a different light on what community […]

Students create electronic sign-out system for iPad

Seniors can now check out to leave campus during frees by scanning their IDs on an iPad instead of signing out on paper. Assistant to Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken sent an email to all seniors with the sign-up link to become part of the system. Branden Kim ’15 developed the iPad app, which […]

Senior receives presidential arts scholar nomination

Danielle Stolz ’15 was one of six people in the nation to be selected as a YoungArts winner in the Cinematic Arts category and has been nominated as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Stolz’s film, titled “Wings of Peace,” was created when Stolz and 10 other classmates went on a digital storytelling trip to […]

Academic Fair kicks off online course sign-ups, McClain to become scheduler

Students browsed booths on the quad during Academic Fair to help them sign up for courses next year. The sign-up process is now completely online, and math teacher and head scheduler Beverly Feulner has begun training science teacher Krista McClain to take over the scheduling process. The new online system allows students to see only courses […]

Administration increases tuition 3.6% to $34,700 for 2015-2016 school year

Tuition for the 2015-2016 school year will rise to $34,700 from $33,500, an increase of 3.6%, Chief Financial Officer Rob Levin said. The 2015-2016 re-enrollment contract became available on hw.com on Feb. 9. This is the fifth consecutive year that the tuition increase rate has been about 4 percent, with last year’s increase at 3.7 […]

Adegbile to direct counseling at Cate School

Upper School Dean Tamar Adegbile will not return to school next year, she announced Jan. 7 in emails to students and parents. Adegbile will become the Director of College Counseling at the Cate School near Santa Barbara. Adegbile also served as Black Awareness and Culture club adviser, Film Festival judge, Prefect Council adviser and Honor […]

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