Stratford School hires Huybrechts as head

Former Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts will be the first Head of School at Stratford School’s high school, which will open fall of 2019. Huybrechts retired from her position at Harvard-Westlake at the end of the 2016-17 school year. During her 28 years at the school, Huybrechts filled several positions, including science and math teacher, […]

57 seniors inducted into the National Cum Laude Society

57 seniors inducted into the National Cum Laude Society

Head of Harvard-Westlake School Jeanne Huybrechts led the ceremony to induct 57 seniors with grade point averages in the top 20 percent of their class into the National Cum Laude Society on Monday. The grade point average needed to be inducted was a 4.4, the highest it has ever been. Huybrechts kicked off the ceremony […]

Prefect Council changes colors of graduation gowns

The administration and Prefect Council jointly decided to end the commencement tradition of male seniors wearing black robes and female seniors wearing white robes in order to create a more inclusive community. They hope that this change will prevent the confinement of individuals to specific genders and break the separation between boys and girls at […]

Huybrechts to retire after 28 years

Huybrechts to retire after 28 years

After 28 years at the school, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts will be retiring at the end of this year, Chair of the Board of Trustees Philip Holthouse and President Rick Commons announced in an email Friday. “Jeanne made this plan some time ago, carefully considering other transitions taking place at the school and timing […]

Administration to restructure in July

After the retirement of Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts, the administration will restructure, with President Rick Commons adding the position of head of school to his title and Interim Head of School Liz Resnick taking on the role of associate head of school, overseeing more all-school responsibilities, effective in July. A new head of upper […]

Coldwater Canyon closed, AP exams delayed an hour

Coldwater Canyon closed, AP exams delayed an hour

UPDATE 2 (1:10 p.m.): Coldwater Canyon Avenue has reopened to automobiles. UPDATE 1 (11:30 a.m.): Coldwater Canyon Avenue remains closed to automobiles except for school-related business as work crews continue to clean mud and debris. Due to water damage from Mulholland Drive to Ventura Boulevard, Coldwater Canyon Avenue is closed. School is still open, but all vehicles […]

School holds annual Christmas Convocation

School holds annual Christmas Convocation

The Christmas Convocation: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in St. Saviour’s Chapel signaled the beginning of the Christmas season Dec. 13. Some students, alumni, parents, faculty and administrators gathered for the traditional service, which featured performances by the Madrigals and an Upper School Instrumental Ensemble. “It’s special because it is a uniquely religious ceremony at […]

Commons, Huybrechts address Parents’ Association

Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said in the first Parents’ Association meeting Sept. 17 that she wants to make current students the next greatest generation like those in “The Greatest Generation” by Tom Brokaw who were born between the two world wars. President Rick Commons introduced the new mission statement by recounting his experience seeing […]

Workload committee finishes analyzing data, begins proposal process at meeting

The workload study committee finished analyzing the data from the workload study and began formulating proposals at its meeting March 13. The proposals will draw from the over 60-page report on the findings from the study and outlining recommendations for the administration to pursue, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said. The committee, led by upper […]

2 students to receive Iberian, Latin-American Studies Fellowship for summer immersion

Two students will be awarded the new Iberian and Latin-American Studies Fellowship this spring for summer studies in the Spanish-speaking world, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts announced in an email to students Monday. Similar to the Gunter Gross Asia Initiative, the Iberian and Latin American Studies Fellowship encourages students to “focus and extend what we […]