Welcome to the Westland Blog!
Posted here are a range of interesting articles by members of our community providing glimpses into our program. We hope you enjoy reading!
In a previous blog, I discussed common threads of progressive education that Tom Little researched in his book Loving Learning. He found three common attributes in all progressive schools: 1.) An ardent commitment to social justice 2.) An emphasis on active citizenry,
What is a Refugee? Today, nearly 60 million people around the world have been forced to leave their countries and homes, searching for safety. Many men, women, and children are living in temporary shelters and camps. These are Refugees. Refugees are people
Three years ago, one of my oldest and dearest friends in L.A., Sarah Shulkind, also a head of school, wrote a piece exploring Rosh Hashanah for her Sinai Akiba school community (now called the Lainer School). Her message got at something I
From California Native Plants, to Gecky, to Sea Jellies, and Medieval Legends, a survey of some of this year’s Print Shop activities
By: Madeleine Zygarewicz This school year has ushered a flurry of a print activity both in the Print Shop and Art studio with students from Groups 1, 3, 5 and 6 working with Madeleine Zygarewicz. Here are some fun highlights from some
In Context Volume 2 “Differences must be immediately experienced to be treasured and understood. A school which avoids differences, directly or obliquely, places education outside the context of living.” Gus Trowbridge, the founder of Manhattan Country School. Okay. Please read that quote