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

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 …

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 &…

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, 2019 at 10:07AM
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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 …

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, 2019
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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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