Faculty members attend Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lunch

Faculty members attended the Upper School’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lunch on Thursday to discuss and share how those topics affect them and the school. “The purpose of this introductory DEI lunch for the Upper School is just to come together and see where we are in relation to diversity, equity, inclusion at the […]

HWPA holds panel on diversity

About 100 parents and administrators attended a panel on the types of diversity found at Harvard-Westlake March 3 at the Middle School. The event, organized by the Parents Association, was moderated by upper school dean Chris Jones. Interdisciplinary Studies Department Head Larry Klein, Director of Financial Aid Melanie Leon, Head of Athletics Terry Barnum and […]

Administration takes steps towards ‘diverse community’

The administration has changed the teacher hiring and promotion process, created a Diversity Task Force and increased the school’s financial aid budget to follow through with its goal of creating a more “diverse and inclusive community,” better reflecting the opening phrase of the mission statement adopted in 2014. “There are things that the school is […]

Too strong a connection?

As Krista Knighton ’14 shuts the door to her dean’s office, she immediately reaches inside her backpack for her white iPhone 5. A few steps later, she sits down on a couch in the lounge and begins to dial. Knighton is calling her mom, the first person she wants advice from on whether or not […]