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

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
0 comments get link

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
0 comments get link

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
0 comments get link

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
0 comments get link

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
0 comments get link

Jim Holland, Ed.D., on the Perils of Perfectionism

 

(Image source: The New York Times)

At Westridge, we seek to nurture a sense of inner authority in our students as an antidote to …

2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Girls

 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Girls

Running low on gift ideas for a girl in your life? Why not consider a gift that celebrates her interests, challenges her to think …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in upper school, middle school, WPA, lower school on Wednesday December 5, 2018 at 05:11PM
0 comments get link

The Role of Self-Compassion on the Road from Anxiety to Motivation

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor


(Image source: iStock in The New York Times)

At times I am concerned that the rapid rise of …

Holiday Gifts that Empower Girls

 

As parents and educators, we are constantly looking to increase opportunities for girls to become innovators, leaders, and …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in upper school, middle school, lower school on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 10:22AM
0 comments get link

Choose groups to clone to:

An independent, forward-thinking
day school for girls, grades 4–12

324 Madeline Drive
Pasadena, California 91105
Phone: 626-799-1153
Fax: 626-799-9236
powered by finalsite