Deans set spring break college tour registration deadline, update itinerary

Juniors planning to participate in the spring break college tours must submit college tour preference forms and signed college tour rules by Dec. 9. Both tours will take place during the first week of spring break and will provide an introduction to the college search process. Each trip costs $2,595. Tours will leave school on […]

Seniors to attend Senior College Night

Seniors and their parents will meet with their deans and attend information and special interest sessions during Senior College Night today at 7 p.m. The school has invited experts involved in the college admissions process from universities across America to speak and inform students and parents. The Special Interest Sessions will begin after seniors and […]

Think mind over matter

On my first day of seventh grade in 2009, I nervously walked into the Saperstein Theatre for the first time. Surrounded by my new classmates, I was greeted with a projection of the school’s motto: They can because they think they can. The words filled me with trepidation and fervor. I came into the Harvard-Westlake […]

93 percent of seniors apply early to college

In what may be the highest percentage yet, 93.4 percent of the senior class applied to colleges early decision, early action or both this year, upper school dean Beth Slattery said. That number is a five percent increase from last year and a 21 percent increase since fall 2009. “Most people, for one reason or […]

Deans re-emphasize dress code

Dean Beth Slattery warned girls during sophomore, junior and senior class meetings that they would be forced to wear a sweat suit or go home to change if they continued coming to school wearing scant clothing. The Student/Parent Handbook lays out a dress code to “create an environment in which all students, teachers and staff […]