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Stratford School hires Huybrechts as head

Sofia Heller March 22, 2018

Former Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts will be the first Head of School at Stratford School’s high school, which will open fall of 2019. Huybrechts retired from her position at Harvard-Westlake at...

Students with grade point averages in the top 20 percent of their class are inducted into the National Cum Laude Society. Credit: Kaitlin Musante/Chronicle

57 seniors inducted into the National Cum Laude Society

Kaitlin Musante May 15, 2017

Head of Harvard-Westlake School Jeanne Huybrechts led the ceremony to induct 57 seniors with grade point averages in the top 20 percent of their class into the National Cum Laude Society on Monday. The...

Prefect Council changes colors of graduation gowns

Sophie Cohen October 9, 2016

The administration and Prefect Council jointly decided to end the commencement tradition of male seniors wearing black robes and female seniors wearing white robes in order to create a more inclusive community....

Huybrechts delivers her last convocation speech. Credit: Aaron Park/Chronicle

Huybrechts to retire after 28 years

Jesse Nadel October 7, 2016

After 28 years at the school, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts will be retiring at the end of this year, Chair of the Board of Trustees Philip Holthouse and President Rick Commons announced in an email...

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...

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...

Prefect Lexi Block '17 reads a biblical passage at this year's Christmas Convocation. Credit: Claire Dennis/Chronicle

School holds annual Christmas Convocation

Claire Dennis December 19, 2015

The Christmas Convocation: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in St. Saviour’s Chapel signaled the beginning of the Christmas season Dec. 13. Some students, alumni, parents, faculty and administrators...

Commons, Huybrechts address Parents’ Association

Jonathan Seymour October 14, 2014

Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said in the first Parents’ Association meeting Sept. 17 that she wants to make current students the next greatest generation like those in "The Greatest Generation" by...

Workload committee finishes analyzing data, begins proposal process at meeting

Noa Yadidi March 19, 2014

The workload study committee finished analyzing the data from the workload study and began formulating proposals at its meeting March 13. The proposals will draw from the over 60-page report on the findings...

2 students to receive Iberian, Latin-American Studies Fellowship for summer immersion

Noa Yadidi March 19, 2014

Two students will be awarded the new Iberian and Latin-American Studies Fellowship this spring for summer studies in the Spanish-speaking world, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts announced in an email to...

History department hosts visiting committee

Tara Stone February 12, 2014

The History Department hosted a visiting committee of four working scholars and educators from California and New York Feb. 3 and 4. Respective upper school and middle school department heads Katherine...

Huybrechts attends seminar for women empowerment, equal gender opportunities

Noa Yadidi November 13, 2013

Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts attended the first-ever Women Aspire, Respond, Engage Summit Nov. 7, where she heard professional women in a variety of fields tell stories of their success. Roughly 300...

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