Seniors attend annual Ring Ceremony

Seniors attend annual Ring Ceremony

Members of the class of 2018 celebrated the start of their final year as high school students by receiving rings and pins at Senior Ceremony on Sunday. Senior Prefects JP Cherry ’18, Princie Kim ’18, Sarah Conway ’18 and Eli Timoner ’18 began the ceremony by speaking to their peers about their upper school experiences. […]

Administrative heads speak on their visions for the school

Administrative heads stressed the importance of fostering a supportive community and announced the introduction of various programs at the State of the School on Wednesday. President Rick Commons addressed the visions for 2020 in the context of a letter written by a parent who felt there was an “all prep, no school” mentality at the […]

Ross addresses recent events, emphasizes community

In light of recent natural disasters, the rescinding of DACA and the events in Charlottesville, Head of Upper School Laura Ross sent an email to students alerting them of resources on campus and reminding them of the school’s emphasis of community Friday.   “Being a part of the Harvard-Westlake community means that we all have […]

Ross, Resnick each assume new positions at the Upper School

Ross, Resnick each assume new positions at the Upper School

Entering Harvard-Westlake after a year of both difficult and important conversations, new Head of Upper School Laura Ross said she aims to spend her first year focusing on how to best support student needs on a day-to-day basis. Ross said she plans to use her experience as Head of Upper School at Greenhill School in […]

Commons announces Head of Upper School

Effective July 1, Laura D. Ross will become the new Head of Upper School, leaving her position as Head of Upper School at the Greenhill School in Dallas, President Rick Commons announced in an email to students, parents and faculty Oct. 26. “Mrs. Ross stood apart for her inspiring educational vision, broad experience in secondary […]

Dear future Head of Upper School Laura Ross,

Dear future Head of Upper School Laura Ross,

Welcome to Harvard-Westlake; we’re glad to have you here. For students here, the beginning of a new school year is characterized by syllabi outlining teachers’ expectations and rules for the class. Though intimidating, these documents are often helpful in understanding what our teachers may want from us in an assignment. In this spirit, we wanted […]