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Washington Post ranks school 91st most challenging in the nation

Sammi Handler May 7, 2017

The Washington Post ranked Harvard-Westlake the 91st most challenging high school in the country in its annual Challenge Index on May 5, which is based on Advanced Placement courses. The list is compiled...

Data used from the January Chronicle poll. Graphic by Indu Pandey.

FAC proposes AP limits, unweighted GPAs

Sammi Handler May 3, 2017

The Faculty Academic Committee made a formal recommendation to President Rick Commons to limit the number of Advance Placement courses that upper school students can take and to no longer provide additional...

First Person Narratives: Prospective HW 7th graders describe advocating in D.C.

Rohan Anand, Claire Conner, and Yoshimi Kimura March 26, 2017

Thirty-seven sixth graders from Carlthorp School traveled to Washington D.C. with the nonprofit organization KidUnity from March 12 to 15 to learn about civic engagement and journalism. Three students,...

Commons to share result of diversity assesment with faculty

Sammi Handler January 13, 2017

President Rick Commons will share the findings of HR Matrix’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Climate Assessment with faculty Jan. 24, he said in an email to all faculty Jan. 4. Commons did not want...

Honor Board video, breast cancer awareness highlight senior class meeting

Sammi Handler December 9, 2016

Prefect Council screened a video during senior class meeting Friday explaining the mechanics of the Honor Board due to a recent Chronicle article, Head Prefects said. An alumna also shared a story of...

Commons announces Head of Upper School

Sammi Handler November 23, 2016

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...

Commons announces Head of Upper School

Sammi Handler November 22, 2016

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...

Laura Ross. Photography for Greenhill School web site and publications.

Commons announces new head of upper school

Sammi Handler October 26, 2016

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...

Photo Illustration by Nicole Kim

Missing in Action: Consequences of Long-term Illnesses and Injuries

Sammi Handler October 7, 2016

One moment Jessica Dickman ’17 was at a concert with her friend, watching as a band member dove off the stage. The next, everything went dark. After the band member landed on her and Dickman passed...

Administration to restructure in July

Sammi Handler October 7, 2016

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...

Photo illustration by Pavan Tauh and Kitty Luo

The Chosen Ones: Students Request Certain Teachers from Deans

Sammi Handler September 21, 2016

After Sophie Tippl ’17 received her full schedule with teachers for her junior year, she could not help but worry. Her friends had warned her about one teacher who had a reputation as one of the most...

26 seniors qualify as National Merit Semifinalists

Sammi Handler September 12, 2016

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named 26 seniors as some of the 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists based on their PSAT scores. Last year, the class of 2017 took the new PSAT, which is 35 minutes...

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