Annual Giving exceeds $7.2 million

Annual Giving donations for the past year have exceeded $7.2 million, making Harvard-Westlake the first independent day school to receive more than $7 million in donations during one year. The faculty and staff achieved 100 percent participation in the annual giving campaign for the sixth consecutive year, and 92 percent of students’ families donated as […]

Students propose apps at StartUp Scramble

Thirty-eight students developed business plans and pitched ideas to entrepreneurs during StartUp Scramble July 20-22. Led by Nicholas Abouzeid ’15 with help from Chief Financial Officer Rob Levin, the program gave students an opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship, brainstorm ideas in groups, and discuss those ideas with a team of alumni entrepreneurs that included Natasha […]

Annual Giving exceeds $7 million

Annual Giving donations for the past year have exceeded $7.2 million, making Harvard-Westlake the first independent day school to receive more than $7 million in donations during one year. The Annual Giving campaign, fueled by the work of hundreds of parent volunteers, focused on encouraging as many families as possible to donate, no matter the […]

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Sophomores to explore local historic, urban sites

Five sophomores will be among 20 Los Angeles high school students given the opportunity to experience culturally diverse aspects of Los Angeles during a summer program and eight Saturdays next year through the Los Angeles Service Academy. Ben Winters ’16, Noah Redlich ’16, Shelby Weiss ’16, Emma Schechter ’16 and Patrick Hudnut ’16 will explore […]

Business of Life textbook editor stresses searching for simple solutions

Peter D. Kaufman, editor of the Business of Life class textbook “Poor Charlie’s Almanack” and CEO of electrical connector accessories company Glenair, told students that the key to productivity is finding simple solutions and relying on an understanding of how the world works in a lecture May 20. Sarah Jensen ’14 said that Kaufman emphasized  […]

Poetry slam team takes 2nd in Classic Slam

The poetry slam team won the quarterfinals and earned second place in the semifinal bracket of the Get Lit Classic Slam May 22 and 23. “I’m proud that our team almost made the finals in our first year because we didn’t really know what to expect, and I think we have a good shot to […]

Leon to head financial aid office

Assistant director of admission and co-director of the ninth grade advisory program, Melanie Leon, will replace Geoff Bird, who is retiring, as Director of Financial Aid next year. “Through my work with the Student Ambassador program and with the ninth grade advisory program, I have gained a strong understanding of student life and how to […]

Author to speak about productivity Monday

The author of the Business of Life class’s textbook, the CEO of electrical connectors accessories company Glenair will talk to the class Monday, May 20 about productivity in Ahmanson. Peter Kaufman, who has worked at Glenair since 1977 and served as a director of Wesco Financial Corporation until 2011, will explain how simplicity of thought […]

New library batteries to fix service problem

New internal batteries have been ordered for every laptop in the library due to wireless settings issues. A computer services investigation revealed that the frequent removal of the main batteries from the laptops caused internal battery issues that did not allow students to log on wirelessly. “It turns out that because we take our batteries […]