Patterson discusses Brownstein fellowship

Director of Kutler Center and Summer Programs Jim Patterson presented gap year fellowship opportunities to the senior class Jan 5. Patterson played a video to explain the history of the Brownstein fellowship. Following the video, Jordan Brown ’16, recipient of the Brownstein fellowship, spoke to the senior class about her experiences and strongly advised students […]

Foreign exchange students to visit campus from China

Five students from Shanghai will stay with families of upper school students Feb. 1-13. This exchange has occurred at this same time for the past three years and will again be organized by the World Leading School Association, an organization that Harvard-Westlake is a founding member of. This year the international students will come from […]

Faculty members promote school’s summer programs

Faculty members promote school’s summer programs

Faculty members worked a booth and invited families to attend upcoming summer programs at the Parent Education League’s 5th Annual ‘Summer Days’ CAMP Fair on Sunday at the Skirball Cultural Center. Director of Kutler Center and Summer Programs Jim Patterson and Operations and Director of Summer School Sports Programs Darlene Bible spoke to students and parents […]

School hosts gap year fair for area students

School hosts gap year fair for area students

Students from different high schools in Los Angeles gathered with their parents at the USA Gap Year Fair in Hamilton Gym on Feb. 22 to explore their options after graduating high school. Vice President of the Center for Interim Programs Jason Sarouhan was the keynote speaker at the fair and focused on the benefits of […]

South African students tour, participate in panel

South African students tour, participate in panel

Twenty one student visitors from Westville Boys’ High School in Westville, South Africa, played pingpong and said Oct. 4 that Harvard-Westlake’s classes are a lot like their’s except for the close relationships the students seem to have with their teachers. Westville Boys’ High School is a member of the World Leading School Association, a group co-founded by […]

School selects 7 applicants for summer abroad fellowships

Seven students will travel abroad this summer as recipients of HW Go! Student Summer Fellowships. The program supports projects designed by students to investigate the histories and traditions of foreign countries to promote students’ cultural persepctive and global responsibility. Alison Oh ’19, Carmen Levine ’17 and Alitzel Villanueva ’17 received Latin-American and Iberian Studies Fellowships. […]

Pianists to perform for class

The Kutler Center will host a performance of Igor Stravinsky’s 1913 ballet orchestral piece “Rite of Spring for Piano for Four Hands” Sunday. This will be the fourth annual performance for the Philosophy in Art and Science course, a Kutler Center class taught by performing arts teacher Ted Walch and math teacher Kevin Weis. The […]

Summer school enrollment up by 10-15 percent

The number of enrollments in the summer program increased this year by 10 to 15 percent, with 1,071 students signed up by mid-June and a few hundred more students expected to sign up by August. About half of the students are from Harvard-Westlake and half are from other schools. So far, there have been 1,435 […]

Summer school offers new classes, increases enrollment

Summer school at Harvard-Westlake experienced an increase in student enrollment and new class offerings. New classes such as Boil, Fizz, Pop: The Science of Cooking and Eating and Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel were added to the list, which includes the popular journalism program, math preparatory classes, Gold Medal Sports camps, and the Performing Arts […]

Deans rule out schedule switches except for moves between levels

By Michael Rothberg Students were notified via email that they are no longer allowed to request schedule changes after school has started on Sept. 6, said Beth Slattery, the dean in charge of scheduling. “The big difference this year is that we sent out an email to that affect, but the policy has actually been […]