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  • The English department discusses the curriculum with Pecola from The Bluest Eye in the background.


    Dear English department

  • Illustration by Sophia Evans and Amelia Chiarelli


    Senior Independent Studies

  • Mock Trial team competes at Los Angeles County Mock Trial Competition


    Mock Trial team competes at Los Angeles County Mock Trial Competition

  • HWSAA hosts kids costume party


    HWSAA hosts kids costume party

  • 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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Getty-ing Down to Business

Kriste An August 25, 2022

As Olivia Suddleson '24 stepped into the interior of the Getty Museum, she said she could not contain her excitement. She said the thought of seeing her photograph on display alongside the paintings, sculptures...

Students win YoungArts awards in a variety of disciplines, including photography, writing and music.

Students win titles in National YoungArts competition

Chloe Park December 17, 2021

Six students won Finalist, Merit and Honorable Mention titles in the National YoungArts Foundation's annual competition for the 2021-2022 school year . The annual YoungArts Competition recognizes 15-18-year-old...

Going Analog

Going Analog

Melody Tang June 1, 2021

During the 2019 Geology trip to Death Valley, Lena Bagley ’22 captured her classmates balancing on a colossal boulder with her Minolta X-700 camera on a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 color negative film. Soon,...

Illustration by Sydney Fener

Framed Injustice

Caitlin Muñoz May 30, 2021

Raisa Effress ’23 picked up a large cardboard box filled with various props before leading her model through the doors of the Leica Gallery Los Angeles and out into the bright morning light. Setting...

Valentina Gaxiola 21 views various photography projects located in the Feldman- Horn Gallery. The art exhibit showcased works taken by Photography I and II students.

Photography students showcase portraits in Feldman-Horn Gallery

Tanisha Gunby March 3, 2020

Photography I and II students displayed artwork that they have developed throughout the 2019-2020 school year at the opening reception of the Photography Student Showcase in Feldman-Horn Gallery on Feb....

Photography students explore Big Rock Beach during field trip

Ava Fattahi November 26, 2019

Photography students visited Big Rock Beach in Malibu for a field trip Nov. 15. The trip was an opportunity for students to take photos and videos using advanced equipment in an unordinary shooting location....

Photography students view camera obscura projection in Rugby Tower. Courtesy of Jesse Chehak

Departments collaborate to make camera obscura

Crystal Baik September 13, 2019

The Visual Arts and Science departments collaborated to create a camera obscura in Rugby Tower, which was available to the community from Sept. 12-13. One of the main goals of the project was to enable...

Photography student panelists deliver speeches about the meaning of their work at the first-ever Photoville Los Angeles exhibit.  Credit: Colin Yuan 22

Eight students present at first-ever Photoville Los Angeles

Siobhan Harms May 2, 2019

Alongside industry professional and local peers, eight students presented their photography collections at the first-ever Photoville Los Angeles May 2 at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Photoville...

Picture This

Sarah Reiff May 1, 2019

Art is a language, a way to express oneself to a broader audience. Photographer Annabel Zimmer ’20 said she equates the excitement and nerves she feels when the school hangs her art to the opening night...

Photography, Video Art classes visit the Broad

Hannah Han February 3, 2019

Video Art and Photography II and III students, accompanied by visual arts teachers Jesse Chehak and Cheri Gaulke, traveled to the Broad museum to view a newly opened, fully immersive exhibition called...

YoungArts recognizes 10 artists

Madi Massey December 1, 2018

The National YoungArts Foundation recognized eleven students from the school as finalists, honorable mentions and merit winners in its 2019 competition. The winners represented various different categories...

Photography students participate in workshop

Caitlin Chung October 25, 2018

Students from Photography I viewed an exhibit and participated in an interactive portrait workshop conducted by an Arlene Schnitzer artist Janna Ireland at the Middle School on Oct. 19. The visiting photographer’s...

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