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

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 …

Lessons from Crashing 7th Grade English

by Director of Marketing & Communications Kim Kerscher

 Seventh grade girls reading Animal Farm

I am reading Animal Farm for the first time and when I heard that the 7

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in middle school, reflections on Monday May 6
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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 …

Stick-figure Scientists and Backyard Bobsledding (California-Style): Proof That Female Representation Matters

by Samantha Chaffin, Webmaster & Online Content Manager

 
Source: TIME

During a study conducted in the 1960s, researchers asked a …

Assistant Head of School Jemma Kennedy Becomes a Fourth Grader for a Day (& Climbs a Tree!)

From time to time, our administrators shadow a Westridge student in order to better understand the lived experience of students in …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in reflections, lower school on Thursday November 2, 2017
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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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Good Reads for Girls Who Want to Change the World by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

One of our students recently introduced us to The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, a program founded by children’s and YA …

Posted by in reflections, from the head of school on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 03:50PM
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Tag: education

The Fun Spirit is Alive (and spreading) at Westridge

by Elizabeth J. McGregor, Head of School


I talk a lot about the sense of joy on our campus.  Our girls and their teachers …

Posted by _TestParent _Test in reflections, Events on Thursday September 15, 2016
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Thoughts on Women's Media Coverage

by Melanie Horn, Director of Athletics

The Olympics!  Phelps, Ledecky, Biales, Bolt – the names that generate pride and …

Posted by _TestParent _Test in reflections, athletics on Friday August 26, 2016
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Tag: girls

What is Grace?

by Elizabeth J. McGregor, Head of School

Administrative planning meetings are now in full swing as we prepare for the return of our …

Posted by _TestParent _Test in reflections, from the head of school on Friday August 19, 2016
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