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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

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 …

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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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, 2019
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Myth Busting about Girls and Math: Teaching Math with a Growth Mindset to Girls

Fifth Grade Math Teacher Danielle Houser is on a mission to have all girls love math―or, short of that, to understand that they are …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in middle school, westridge thought leader, lower school, from our faculty on Wednesday October 16, 2019
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How Parents Can Help a Struggling Middle Schooler

Insights from a Dean of Student Support

by Lower & Middle School Dean of Student Support Carol van Zalingen

Many parents can …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in middle school, westridge thought leader, Empathy & Connection, from our faculty on Friday October 11, 2019
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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, 2019
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Should Students Protest?

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

 
Above: Westridge students participate in the National School Walkout on March 14, 2018 …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in from the head of school, westridge thought leader, Empathy & Connection on Thursday September 12, 2019
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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 …

The Impact of an “Everywoman’s” Voice, Including Lasting Peace

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor


Image source: University of San Diego, Women PeaceMakers

Our active alumnae community shares …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in from the head of school, westridge thought leader on Monday April 8, 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 …

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