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    Bari LeBari elected Head Prefect, runoff for second Head Prefect

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    Fiona’s Five: Spring Break (episode 1)

  • Often, students are forced to cram and make up school work to go to concerts. Students and teachers agree that going to concerts can threaten students academic responsibilities and that achieving a balance is important for this purpose.


    Concert Culture

  • Student filmmaker and presenter at Westflix Ian Kims film My Sisters in the Stars: The Star of Lee Yong-Soo received the Audience Choice Award for his film.


    20 Years of Westflix

  • An earthquake destroys the ground near a city.


    Turkey’s grim earthquake lessons

  • Administration hosts support sessions with Jewish advocate


    Administration hosts support sessions with Jewish advocate

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    Deans change spring college tour itinerary

  • Kutler Center Scholar in Residence Andrea Ghez poses with EMPOWER. Ghez won the Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering a supermassive blackhole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.


    School hosts Nobel Laureate and astrophysicist Andrea Ghez

  • Students tend to the hydroponic plant towers.


    Reducing our environmental impact

  • Members of the Upper School Robotics Team and Mathematics Teacher and Robotics Coach Andew Theiss gather around their robot before it competes at the Central Valley Regional Tournament.


    Robotics joins FIRST

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Coldwater Canyon is empty Wednesday morning due to a car crash. The road closed after a car hit a telephone pole. Credit: Danielle Spitz/Chronicle

Coldwater reopens following accident

Danielle Spitz February 21, 2018

Coldwater Canyon has reopened following its closure early Wednesday morning, which caused students and faculty to change their routes to school. The road closed after a car on Coldwater crashed into a...

The PSA Improvement Project includes a new parking structure, bridge to cross Coldwater Canyon and practice field. The first public hearing to address the project will be held on July 24. Printed with permission of

PSA Improvement Project to hold first public hearing

Danielle Spitz July 7, 2017

The Parking, Safety and Athletic Improvement Project will hold its first public hearing with the City of Los Angeles on Aug. 8, President Rick Commons said in an email sent to parents and alumni on July...

City trucks block cars from driving on Coldwater Canyon after a car hit a fire hydrant early Friday morning. Credit: Noa Schwartz/Chronicle

Coldwater Canyon closed, AP exams delayed an hour

Danielle Spitz May 13, 2016

UPDATE 2 (1:10 p.m.): Coldwater Canyon Avenue has reopened to automobiles. UPDATE 1 (11:30 a.m.): Coldwater Canyon Avenue remains closed to automobiles except for school-related business as work crews...

School moves to improve relations with neighborhood

Benjamin Most April 29, 2015

President Rick Commons is taking steps to increase communications and improve the school’s relationship with neighbors. Commons plans to meet with local residents and organizations over the next few...

School reports increase in middle-lane driving

Benjamin Most March 18, 2015

In the past few months, increasing numbers of students have been caught by the school driving in the center left turn lane of Coldwater Canyon on their way to school, with more than five students reported...

Neighbors post signs protesting construction

Scott Nussbaum September 3, 2014

Opponents to construction of a parking lot and bridge adjacent to the Upper School placed signs on the lawns of neighboring homes in early July. The signs were created by Save Coldwater Canyon!, a non-profit...

Main entrance partially closed for construction

Jensen Pak March 10, 2014

A section of the main entrance to the Upper School campus will be closed for construction this week, Director of Communications Jill Shaw announced in an email Friday. The construction began today and...

Parking structure report raises questions on environment, noise, geological impact

Julia Aizuss December 18, 2013

The Draft Environmental Impact Report the school submitted for a parking structure on the west side of Coldwater Canyon did not satisfactorily study geological, wildlife and noise impact, the Studio City...

Coldwater building may begin next year

Lizzy Thomas October 15, 2013

Construction on a parking garage on the west side of Coldwater Canyon and a pedestrian bridge to the main entrance could begin by the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, Vice President John Amato said. In...

Hudnut assures ‘everything is ending well’

David Lim May 29, 2013

When President Thomas C. Hudnut arrived at the Coldwater Canyon campus to take up the post of headmaster in 1987, the all-boys Harvard School was known almost exclusively for its academic reputation as...

Coldwater closure impacts school commute

Claire Goldsmith April 11, 2013

Student drivers, parents and faculty have navigated the closure of Coldwater Canyon for water line construction since school resumed Monday, April 8. Traffic cops regulated congestion at the intersections...

Coldwater Canyon entrances re-open, Hacienda Drive closure restricts left turns

Elizabeth Madden October 10, 2012

Students can no longer turn left onto Hacienda Drive from Coldwater Canyon due to construction, but two entrances have been opened to ease the flow of traffic. The main gate at Harvard-Westlake Driveway...

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