Junior born in China addresses Shanghai conference in Mandarin

By Rachel Schwartz Hang Yang ’14 spoke in Shanghai at the July international conference for the World Leading Schools Association. A native Mandarin speaker, Yang was talking to Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas, who sent him to meet with President Thomas C. Hudnut, vice-president of the organization. Hudnut invited Yang to speak at the […]

A hearfelt thank you to an unforgettable leader

President Thomas C. Hudnut will remain ingrained in school history as the force that forged Harvard-Westlake’s path to greatness. A chief architect of the 1989 merger of Harvard School for Boys and Westlake School for Girls, Hudnut made Harvard-Westlake his brainchild. Coaxing it through the early years, he expected nothing less than excellence in academics, […]

Junior wins grant to study geology

By Rebecca Nussbaum Xochi Maberry-Gaulke ’12 will take a two-week driving tour of Iceland as the winner of the Junior Summer Fellowship, learning about plate tectonics and how locals cope with the threat of natural disasters. She will also film and photograph Icelandic landscapes that she will incorporate into “visual field trips” in her senior […]

School to host G20 conference next year

By Michael Kaplan President Thomas C. Hudnut travelled to Jordan over spring break to attend the annual conference of the G20, a highly selective group of independent secondary schools in the English speaking world. The conference will be held at Harvard-Westlake next spring. The first meeting was held in March, 2006, at Wellington College in […]

Volleyball coach resigns

By Adam Gold and Lucas Shaw Volleyball coach Jesse Quiroz, who led the varsity girls’ volleyball game to three state championships, announced his resignation this morning in a meeting with President Thomas C. Hudnut. Though he will no longer coach girls’ volleyball, Quiroz will continue to be a faculty member at the school. “It’s time […]

Hudnut, Huybrechts discuss role of parents

By Esther Zuckerman Comparing children to sheepdogs and parents to trainers, President Thomas C. Hudnut encouraged parents to nurture their children’s academic growth without becoming frustrated or overly controlling, at the Parents’ Association meeting Sept. 20. Head of School Dr. Jeanne Huybrechts read two essays she had also read at a recent meeting for teachers, […]

Los Olmos campus sells

By Michael Kaplan The school’s ranch in Glenwood, New Mexico has been sold for $620,000, a price $230,000 less than expected. After three months of escrow, the property was purchased by Domanick Bohnett. The school has spent $2 million on Los Olmos, including $1.2 million to purchase the property. It was intended as a remote […]