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  • President Rick Commons sent a school-wide email Tuesday detailing the most recent incident of antisemitic vandalism.

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    Commons reports fourth incident of antisemitic vandalism

  • Brady Dunlap 23 decommits from Notre Dame

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    Brady Dunlap ’23 decommits from Notre Dame

  • Boys basketball continues eight-game win streak

    Basketball (Boys)

    Boys basketball continues eight-game win streak

  • Trent Perry ’24, Brady Dunlap ’23 and Jacob Huggins ’23 of Harvard Westlake pose alongside Dusty Stromer, Mercy Miller and Caleb Foster of Notre Dame High School for picture day.

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    Boys basketball tops national and local high school rankings top 12 in national high school rankings

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    Alumni panels speak to juniors

  • Sanders is currently Director of Admission and Financial Assistance at Francis Parker School in San Diego.

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    Sanders appointed Head of Admission and Enrollment

  • Asher Rossen 23 fights for the ball in the Loyola match Jan. 13.

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    Boys soccer ties Loyola in first draw of the season

  • Students play chess against each other during Prefect Council and the Chess Clubs tournament.

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    Prefect Council and Chess Club host tournament

  • Alyssa Thompson 23 picked first overall in NWSL Draft

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    Alyssa Thompson ’23 picked first overall in NWSL Draft

  • The schools emergency broadcasting system notified the community at  6:20 AM that in-person instruction would be canceled Tuesday.

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    Both campuses closed due to rain storms

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Standardized Dissatisfaction

James Hess, Assistant Opinion Editor February 19, 2022

In the course of its nearly century-long history as the foremost standardized test for American high schoolers, the SAT has undergone major changes: in 1936, administrators split the exam into two...

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Upper school deans release updated standardized testing plans

Tessa Augsberger October 17, 2020

In accordance with new guidelines released by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, the Upper School Deans Office released updated information regarding the school’s standardized testing plans...

Upper school deans announce that AP exams are optional

Hannah Han March 26, 2020

The upper school deans announced in a campus-wide email March 25 that the school will no longer require students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses to take AP exams at the end of the year due to the...

Photo Illustration by Alena Rubin.

Bonus Points: Are Expensive Tutors Worth It?

Alena Rubin October 6, 2016

Blake Wong ’17 sat across from his tutor, reciting his answers to the latest ACT practice test. The room, he said, felt like home, flooded with natural light and complete with warm wooden cabinets. "Yup,"...

Nathaly Blanco

Lucas Gelfond September 2, 2016

Nathaly Blanco will return as the school’s SAT and ACT coordinator after working for two years as an upper school receptionist. As the SAT and ACT coordinator, Blanco will schedule proctors, assign students...

College matriculation binders deprive students of privacy

College matriculation binders deprive students of privacy

Sammi Handler January 13, 2016

In the competitive nature of the school, we make decisions every day about how much we want our peers to know about our academic records, but that gets taken away from us once we graduate. In each of...

College Board to redesign SAT, deans not expecting changes in prep

Jake Saferstein March 19, 2014

The College Board announced plans to redesign the SAT by spring of 2016. The new format will return to a 1,600 point scale, 800 for math and 800 for "Evidence-Based Reading." The essay will become optional...

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