We Are Westridge

A community blog featuring Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor, the Westridge Leadership Team, our esteemed faculty members and occasional special guests

Why Girls' Schools Are More Relevant than Ever

 

When Forbes released its 2019 list of the 100 Most Innovative Leaders, a roster of influential, creative, forward-thinking …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in upper school, middle school, westridge thought leader, lower school on Wednesday November 20
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English Class, Book Clubs, and Empathy

Developing soft skills within core curricula and our social encounters

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

I recently came across &…

Physical Education the Way It Should Be (Fun!)

Surprising research into negative impacts of instituting PE every day for middle school students in the Texas Fitness Now program sparked …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in upper school, middle school, athletics, lower school on Tuesday October 29
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5 Tips for Making the Most of an Open House

by Director of Admission & Enrollment Management Sarah Jallo


Above: The Westridge Middle School Student Leadership group during …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in upper school, middle school, Events, westridge thought leader, lower school, admission on Friday October 18
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Myth Busting about Girls and Math: Teaching Math with a Growth Mindset to Girls

Fifth Grade Math Teacher Danielle Houser is on a mission to have all girls love math―or, short of that, to understand that they are …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in middle school, westridge thought leader, lower school, from our faculty on Wednesday October 16
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International Day of the Girl: A Time to Reflect on The Importance of Girls’ Schools, Representation, and the Power and Joy of Channeling Mulan!

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

Surrounded by hundreds of cheering spirited girls at Friday’s International Day of the Girl…

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in middle school, reflections, from the head of school on Tuesday October 15 at 10:07AM
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How Parents Can Help a Struggling Middle Schooler

Insights from a Dean of Student Support

by Lower & Middle School Dean of Student Support Carol van Zalingen

Many parents can …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in middle school, westridge thought leader, Empathy & Connection, from our faculty on Friday October 11
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Top 2 Tips from a Private School Admission Director

The first in a series of blogs from the Westridge Office of Admission

by Director of Admission & Enrollment Management Sarah Jallo

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in upper school, middle school, westridge thought leader, lower school, admission on Friday October 4
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Should Students Protest?

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

 
Above: Westridge students participate in the National School Walkout on March 14, 2018 …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in from the head of school, westridge thought leader, Empathy & Connection on Thursday September 12
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Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor at Convocation on the Value of Empathy and Connection


At our August 28 Convocation ceremony, Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor shared her reflections on empathy and connection, and why …

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