The World Languages Department encourages students to learn to communicate efficiently in another language, interpret cultural differences, and develop new perspectives. Students are given the opportunity to explore other parts of the world and learn about themselves while learning about others. The World Languages curriculum promotes language proficiency, global awareness, cultural curiosity, and a love for language learning. Students can choose to study Chinese, French, Spanish, or Latin.

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The saying 'I teach tomorrow’s leaders' definitely takes on another dimension when you are a teacher at Harvard-Westlake.


Amandine Nélaton
Upper School World Languages Teacher

The saying 'I teach tomorrow’s leaders' definitely takes on another dimension when you are a teacher at Harvard-Westlake.


Amandine Nélaton
Upper School World Languages Teacher

I love this school’s challenging curriculum, the quality of its faculty, the trust the administrative team gives teachers to develop their own curriculum, the emphasis on community, its geographical location (I mean…look around!), and much more. However, what I most enjoy about working here is the students. They are the coolest, most intellectually curious, focused, and cooperative kids I have ever worked with. They are scholars among scholars who are genuine in their interests, go beyond what is expected of them, and push us all beyond where we have to go to where we could go. The saying “I teach tomorrow’s leaders” definitely takes on another dimension when you are a teacher at Harvard-Westlake.

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