Author: Claire Conner

Niche Article

Niche, a popular school and neighborhood ranking system, updated its rankings for private schools. Harvard-Westlake (HW) was ranked sixth-best private school in America for the 2019-20 school year, dropping four places in the ranking, after a second-place rating in 2018-19. Niche ranks schools using a report card system that gives letter grades for different aspects

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Students allegedly pay doctors to obtain extra time on assessments

Recent surveys sent to Harvard-Westlake (HW) students suggest that it is possible HW parents have paid doctors for a diagnosis that permits students without learning differences extra time on exams, despite HW’s growing attempts to accommodate students with learning differences and reduce stigmas surrounding them. Two anonymous HW students claimed in a survey that their

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