Upper School (9-12)

A FUNDAMENTAL TENET OF OUR SCHOOL’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY IS THE BELIEF THAT SUCCESSFUL SCHOOLS PROVIDE A BROAD EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN WHICH STUDENTS EXPLORE THEIR PASSIONS, AND, CONCOMITANTLY, DEVELOP THE SKILLS AND HABITS THAT WILL ALLOW THEM TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL, PRODUCTIVE, AND INQUISITIVE ADULTS.


We expect our graduates to think critically, to reason scientifically, to understand the relationship between the global economy and sustainable environments, to attain proficiency in a foreign language (or languages), to recognize how art impacts business, culture, and commerce (and vice versa), to articulate ideas in different forums and through various media, and to become conversant in the cultural and religious beliefs of a number of countries.

Of paramount importance in our students’ lives is helping them to find balance. We encourage students to continue pursue their athletic interests and artistic passions and to engage in the life of the school. As a small community, we cannot absorb many “specialists”; our athletes are artists, our singers are poets, our thespians are skilled debaters, and our dancers are student leaders. Not only are our students’ tastes diverse, but their accomplishments are lauded and supported by their peers and faculty.

Ryan Boccuzzi
Upper School Director
(310) 889-2749


Corisa Moreno

Administrative Assistant to the Upper School Director
(310) 889-2640


Sarah Bishop

Registrar
(310) 873-1051

Dana Gonzalez
Assistant Upper School Director
(310) 889-2673

David Foote
Dean of Students
(310) 889-2680

Upper School Calendar

All-School Spirit Week
all day
K-12 Faculty/Staff Meeting
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EC Theater
SSALA Event: The Fragile Generation - Are Our Kids Too Safe to Succeed?
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Off-Campus: American Jewish University

Presented by BWS PA and School Speaker Alliance of LA

In the name of emotional well-being, students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don't like, leading to increased rates of anxiety and depression. Please join us as we explore these issues with social psychologist and best-selling author, Dr. Jonathan Haidt.

All-School Spirit Week
all day
College Bound Student Athlete Night, Part 1
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MPR

An opportunity to learn about the college admission process for athletes.