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  • Swiftie Flex Day


    Swiftie Flex Day

  • Guest Speaker Jeffrey Abrams presents at webinar combatting antisemitism


    Guest Speaker Jeffrey Abrams presents at webinar combatting antisemitism

  • Members of Peer Tutoring meet in the Learning Center.


    Peer Tutoring expands offerings

  • Members the HW Parent Association pose at their booth on the quad.


    HWPA hosts Halloween Senior Appreciation event

  • Former team captain Jameson McMullen 19 poses for his swim team photo.


    Remembering Jameson McMullen ’19

  • Jewish activist Ben Freeman speaks to the upper school community in Taper Gym.

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    Jewish activist Ben Freeman speaks on antisemitism

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    Soccer (Girls)

    Captain America: Student by Day, Soccer Star by Night

  • Students are lacking spirit, which leads them to forget how enjoyable the school community can be.


    Stepping up our Spirit

  • SPREADING AWARENESS: Carter Staggs ’23 performs in the “Laramie Project: Ten Years Later,” shedding light on LGBTQ rights.


    Shepard Foundation speaks at HW

  • Halloween Coffeehouse showcases school communitys creativity


    Halloween Coffeehouse showcases school community’s creativity

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  gives his I Have a Dream speech to sign-bearing protesters at the March on Washington.

Marching Forward

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff and Jaden Bobb January 19, 2022

Voicing their demands as they strode across the National Mall, roughly 250,000 people raised signs to protest racial discrimination and lobby for civil rights legislation on August 28, 1963. Attendees...

Jones speaks at USC’s Gould Law

Annabelle Nickoll December 15, 2020

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Associate Director of Admission Janine Jones  spoke about implicit bias and microaggressions  at a virtual educational event held by the University...

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

School responds to ‘blackathw’ Instagram account

Hannah Han September 2, 2020

In light of the racial justice movement sweeping across the nation, members of the class of 2019 created Blackathw, an Instagram account highlighting the experiences of Black students on campus. After...

Commons releases update in response to rising coronavirus cases

Hannah Han July 18, 2020

President Rick Commons announced in a schoolwide email July 17 that summer sports practices will be suspended, and a full return to campus is less likely amid surging coronavirus cases. His statement...

School to implement new gender policies

Lindsay Wu March 3, 2019

Following over a year of research on how students are gendered within the school, an ad-hoc committee, including middle and upper school deans, teachers and faculty, created a list of 16 to 18 recommendations...

School hosts cultural competency training

Alex Goldstein August 29, 2018

In order to discuss how teachers can respect and honor the identities of their students, all new faculty members participated in the school’s first cultural competency training, Director of Diversity,...

Jones to hold DEI meetings

Alena Rubin January 13, 2018

New Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Janine Jones (Taylor ’18, Avery ’23) has implemented critical changes in the school’s hiring policies to create a more diverse faculty. Jones held...

Search ends for Director of Diversity

Alena Rubin August 29, 2017

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Janine Jones named Director of Diversity

Emory Kim March 29, 2017

At the school’s second Moving Forward meeting, President Rick Commons announced that Associate Director of Admission Janine Jones will be immediately taking the position of Interim Directory of Diversity,...

Admission Office adjusts tour system

Kaitlin Musante October 8, 2016

The Admission Office announced changes that have been made to the Student Ambassador Program and a design contest for a new logo at the annual Student Ambassador Training Dinner on the middle school campus...

Middle and upper school BLACC members convened at the Middle School campus for the first-ever retreat on Aug. 20. Club members heard from featured speaker Jarron Collins 97. Credit: Tina Cleveland/Chronicle

BLACC participates in first-ever retreat

Josie Abugov August 31, 2016

At the first ever Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club retreat, guest speaker Golden State Warriors assistant coach Jarron Collins ’97 told students to work hard inside and outside of school. “The...

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