Harvard-Westlake’s history courses empower students to understand our complex world through a rigorous study of the past. Students read a variety of sources and historiography and are encouraged to confront differing perspectives and points of view. Students will also develop their skills of analytical reading, critical writing, oral presentation, and research using print and digital media. They graduate as lifelong learners in the discipline, equipped with the skills of critical thinking and with a deeper appreciation and understanding of the modern world.

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Any workshop or conference that we want to attend, any travel opportunity that we think will enrich our classroom teaching, the school provides the resources. I'm certain that there's not a school in Southern California that provides more development opportunities to the teachers.


Lauren Nichols
Middle School History/Social Studies Teacher

Any workshop or conference that we want to attend, any travel opportunity that we think will enrich our classroom teaching, the school provides the resources. I'm certain that there's not a school in Southern California that provides more development opportunities to the teachers.


Lauren Nichols
Middle School History/Social Studies Teacher

The work environment at this school is incredible. Every single person who works here loves the community. My colleagues revel in exploring how to be the best teachers possible. It's inspiring to work with brilliant people who are constantly thinking about and sharing best teaching practices and who love the intellectual challenge of teaching. And any workshop or conference that we want to attend, any travel opportunity that we think will enrich our classroom teaching, the school provides the resources. I'm certain that there's not a school in Southern California that provides more development opportunities to the teachers. And last, but not least, our students are incredible. They are dedicated, curious, sweet, and love learning. What teacher could ask for anything more?

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