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

A Follow-Up Statement & Apology to the Black Community

To the Westridge community: We are profoundly sorry for the hurt we caused members of the Black community with our message about the …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in reflections on Thursday June 4
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Thoughts on the George Floyd Protests

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

Our nation and local communities are in turmoil sparked by the killing of George Floyd, which …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in reflections, from the head of school, Empathy & Connection on Tuesday June 2
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Developing Self-Advocacy in Children Requires Self-Restraint from Parents

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

A recent New York Times opinion piece, Four Ways to Help Your College Student Grow Up, rang true …

Decision Time, Part 1: How Do Private Schools Make Admission Decisions?

by Director of Admission & Enrollment Management Sarah Jallo

For a lot of applying families, it is that time of year when you have …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in upper school, middle school, lower school, admission on Tuesday January 28
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Taking Control of Your Digital Life: A New Year’s Resolution Led by 9th Graders

This school year more than ever before, we have been working with our students to help them take control of their digital lives. In order …

The ISEE: What It Is, Why We Use It, and How to Prepare

by Director of Admission & Enrollment Management Sarah Jallo

It’s the time of year when interviews are in full swing, and I get…

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in upper school, middle school, lower school, admission on Friday December 13, 2019
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2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Girls

Not sure what the girl in your life wants this holiday season? We put together our annual gift guide for our community to use as a …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in upper school, middle school, lower school on Wednesday December 4, 2019
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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, 2019
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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, 2019
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Pasadena, California 91105
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