Faculty explores Chinese culture and history

Faculty explores Chinese culture and history

As a part of the fifth annual Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, 20 faculty members traveled to various locations in China to explore the country’s history and cuisine from June 10 to 20. Director of Kutler Center and Summer Programs Jim Patterson said that there were multiple considerations that the group factored in when they chose […]

Speaking on behalf of ASiA

Speaking on behalf of ASiA

This past Monday, Lisa See addressed the school during an all-school assembly. See is a multiple times New York Times bestselling author, with years of leadership in the local Chinese-American community and considerable public speaking experience. But to be honest, as one of the leaders of Asian Students in Action, when we as a club […]

Chinese students intern in Shanghai

Over the summer, five students travelled to Shanghai to intern at different finance companies through the World Leading Schools Association (WLSA). From June 18 to June 30, Simon Weinberg ’17, Bryant Wu ’17, Kendall Dees ’19, Claire Dennis ’18 and Jacob Lapin ’19 interned at Guotai Junan Securities Co. Ltd and Shanghai Seven-star Financial Service […]

Ni-hao: faculty

Three administrators traveled to East Asia during spring break to promote the school and meet with alumni and parents. Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts, head of external relations Ed Hu and director of Kutler Center and summer programs Jim Patterson spent 15 days in China, Japan and Korea. While on the trip, the faculty members […]

Welcoming the (Lunar) New Year

Welcoming the (Lunar) New Year

Like millions of others across the country, Anna Gong ’18 and her family had the television on for hours last weekend, but Chinese opera performers, lion dancers and dragon dancers in colorful costumes filled the screen instead of men in football gear and sports commentators. Every year, festivities in China are broadcast on the eve […]

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 […]

Eighth graders may apply to study in China for next year

Middle school students who are currently enrolled in Chinese courses or speak Chinese will have a chance to apply to an international school in China for their freshman year. Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts has been working with the Chinese International School in Hangzhou, China, to offer students a rigorous academic program that allows them […]

Students intern at Chinese technology, financial companies during the summer

A group of students accompanied by two teachers spent two weeks interning in China this summer at the Shanghai office of the Parthenon Group and the Lieuhe office for the Venture Capital Company. Jed Kronenberg ’17, Hannah Wilen ’16, Theo Velaise ’17 and Jon Nelson ’16 conversed with the workers of Chinese companies about the […]

Tapping Into Our Inner Child

Last year, my mom decided to try something: a Gratitude Jar. Think a swear jar, but instead, every day, you place a post-it note with something you’re grateful for. When I first heard it, I thought it was an awfully cheesy idea. It would never work. I am awful at keeping up day to day […]

School considers Chinese exchange program

Head of Upper School Jeanne Huybrechts will visit China in June in an effort to establish a potential partnership with the Chinese International School, which could include a student exchange program. “Everyone is really impressed with the program and so this is just a matter of actually visiting the campuses and solidifying our thinking about […]

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