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Jacob Soboroff 01 addresses the audience filled with hundreds of friends and family of Ted Walch in Taper Gym.

School hosts 800+ for celebration of Ted Walch’s career

Davis Marks August 25, 2022

Community members celebrated the life and career of former Performing Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Teacher Ted Walch at an event at the Upper School on Sunday. Walch, who...

NEW FACES IN ADMISSION: Interim Director of Admission and Enrollment Greg Gonzalez steps into his new role in the Admission Office.

Admission Office adds members

Davis Marks August 25, 2022

Four new admission officers joined the school this year after a number of departures from the department over the summer. Among those officers are an interim Head of Admission and Enrollment, Assistant...

Rick Commons announced new and improved Visions for the school after surveying students, parents, staff and alumni.

School releases new Visions after surveying community

Davis Marks and Natalie Cosgrove February 12, 2022

President Rick Commons released a report summarizing the results of the school's Visions survey in a email sent to the school community Feb. 7. The school sent the survey to the school community in September...

January 6: One Year Later

January 6: One Year Later

Alec Rosenthal January 19, 2022

Struggling to pay attention in her physics class on Zoom on Jan. 6, 2021, Olivia Feldman ’22 had been zoning out before her phone began to buzz repeatedly. Overwhelmed by a creeping sense of anxiety...

Commons addresses anti-Asian hate crimes in all-school email

Fallon Dern March 22, 2021

President Rick Commons sent an all-school email regarding school openings, COVID-19 protocol and the rise in anti-Asian sentiment March 19. The email, titled “Plans for School after Spring Break,”...

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON: With the current COVID-19 crisis, all classes have been taking place online and presence upon campus has been limited. If students wish to pick up things from their lockers, they must respond to an online form and sign up for a specific pre-determined time slot.

School task force planning for next year

Frank Jiang June 17, 2020

A specialized task force will handle the school's operations for the fall semester and decide whether classes will be held online or in-person during the 2020-21 year, President Rick Commons said. The...

Slattery appointed Head of Upper School beginning 2020

Luke Schneider November 13, 2019

Following a months-long, nationwide search, Upper School Deans Department Head Beth Slattery will assume the position of Head of Upper School, effective July 1, 2020. Laura Ross, who currently serves...

Commons addresses college cheating scandal

Casey Kim March 18, 2019

No parent of a student or graduate has been charged in the recent college admission cheating scandal, President Rick Commons announced in an email sent to the school community March 18. “The LA...

Judgment day: committee to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of school, offer advice for improvement

Alex Goldstein January 10, 2018

The California Association of Independent Schools will evaluate both campuses Jan. 28-31 to accredit the school and compose a report that offers suggestions on areas of improvement. The school becomes...

Smoke hovers over campus Tuesday. Students were told to stay inside. Credit: Kaitlin Musante/Chronicle

School closes due to fires

Lucas Gelfond December 6, 2017

Classes and activities were canceled on both the upper and middle school campuses on Wednesday and Thursday due to poor air quality caused by recent fires in the area. "We took into account air quality,...

Golfers practice on the driving range of Weddington Golf & Tennis. HW purchased the property, which also includes a golf course and tennis courts, to build a Community Athletics Center. Credit: Danielle Spitz/Chronicle

HW purchases Weddington Golf & Tennis

Danielle Spitz October 30, 2017

Harvard-Westlake purchased Weddington Golf & Tennis with plans to build a Community Athletics Center and put parking structure plans on hold, President Rick Commons announced in an email to the school...

City Council postpones parking structure discussion

Sophie Haber September 5, 2017

Due to an influx of public comments, the City Planning Commission postponed discussion of the school’s parking structure proposal from Sept. 28 to a date in the foreseeable future, Los Angeles City Councilmember...

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