WHPS Blog

DISAGREEING RESPECTFULLY

Written by Seth Pozzi on .

Staying up on the news can be exhausting and even painful these days. The headlines are full of allegations of fake news and ad hominem attacks. And on the flipside, many studies are now showing the dangerous effects of confirmation bias – our psychological tendency to embrace new

2017 ERB Results!

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While Woodland Hills Private School is open to all students and not exclusively for gifted, talented and high achieving students, many families choose WHPS for the advanced and enriched academic program. Over the past few years, with the adoption of cutting-edge curriculum and enhanced teacher

WASC Update

Written by Seth Pozzi, Asst. Head of School on .

As you may know, WHPS has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since 1996. This past March, as part of our school’s six year accreditation renewal, we completed a Mid-Cycle Review. You may be wondering what WASC was looking at during the visit. Below are the

Student-Led Conferences (SLCs)

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As part of the Leader in Me program, our Elementary Division launched Student-Led Conferences (SLCs) this year. This Leader in Me program is designed to help children develop leadership skills and competencies, as well as foster initiative, critical thinking, and communication skills. While the

Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era

Written by Seth Pozzi, Asst. Head of School on .

 

We are born creative. The average five year old asks 100 questions in a day. Most kindergartners consider themselves to be artists. But then something happens. As Tony Wagner, author of Most Likely to Succeed (the book that inspired the 2015 Sundance film of the same name) says, “We call it

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