LAHSO members discuss cultural identity during annual sleepover

The Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization (LAHSO) hosted its first fall sleepover from Nov. 22 to 23, during which upper school students discussed their experiences as people of color on campus and engaged in team bonding activities. Students given opportunity to talk about cultural identity in a safe environment LAHSO leader Diana Castellanos ’20 […]

Notre Dame hosts college info night

The University of Notre Dame hosted an event at the Los Angeles City Club to inform Latinx students about how the college admissions process affects their communities March 7. Latinx alumni of Notre Dame were also invited to share their experience at the university. Juniors and seniors from the Upper School were encouraged to participate […]

Students violate trip policy

Roughly half a dozen students violated the Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking Policy on school trips over spring break, President Rick Commons said. The school’s policy as written in the Student Parent Handbook states “it is forbidden to use, sell, or possess drugs or alcohol on campus, when traveling to or from campus, or at any […]

Website ranks school statewide, nationally

Niche.com named Harvard-Westlake the best private high school in California and the fourth best in the nation for 2017. According to the website, the rankings were calculated based on several factors, with the most weight on standardized testing scores, top colleges score and enrollment and cultural diversity.  Harvard-Westlake was given an A+ on their rating scale […]

Community continues to discuss microaggressions

Community continues to discuss microaggressions

Following last week’s all-school assembly, in which advocacy clubs screened a video highlighting instances of racist, sexist and homophobic language on campus, faculty and students continued their discussion of microaggressions in Ahmanson Lecture Hall during Activities Nov. 7. Student leaders from the Latino-American Student Organization, Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club, La Femme and Gender-Sexuality […]

Students travel to Shanghai

Students travel to Shanghai

Four Chinese language students interned in Shanghai and attended the World Leading Schools Association conference this summer. Jack Borris ’18, Izzy Reiff ’18, Strauss Cooperstein ’18 and Diego Ayala ’18 lived with host families for the duration of their internships at the Shanghai office of the Parthenon Group. Students applied for the internship through the […]