English at Harvard-Westlake begins with literature, a kind of mirror in which we see ourselves. As we imagine characters amid their challenges, we are invited to understand our own natures and relationships in fresh terms. Via reflective and analytical writing, we strive to offer our clearest discoveries, not so much to win arguments as much as to inspire further inquiry into the critical issues authors help us explore.

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Harvard-Westlake is a great place to work. My colleagues are smart, kind, and supportive. People's hearts are in the right place. The school is impeccably organized and efficient. But what keeps me coming back are the wonderful kids I get to teach and learn from every day.


Jeremy Michaelson
Upper School English Teacher
Faculty