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

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

 

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

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor


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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
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Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor on Mr. K’s Thought-provoking and Entertaining Send-off to Seniors


Leo Kitajima was selected by the senior class to speak at this year’s Senior Class Day Assembly, a lovely tribute to all involved as…

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in senior, upper school, reflections, from the head of school on Wednesday May 24, 2017
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The Power of Assembly (Especially When Led by Thoughtful, Courageous Girls)

by Kim Kerscher, Director of Marketing & Communications

One of the best parts of working at a school is attending student-led …

Posted by _TestParent _Test in upper school, westridge thought leader on Tuesday October 18, 2016
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Senior Mentors 8th Grade Writers in "NovelRidge" Workshop


Muse '15 wrote her first novel, set in a land of kings and dragons, at 10. She has completed 10 novels in her time at the school …

Posted by Kim Kerscher in upper school, middle school on Friday October 9, 2015
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