On Tuesday, October 22, the entire ninth grade class visited different neighborhoods within Los Angeles during an Intersections of Identity field trip.
Students had the opportunity to explore the impact of gentrification changing identity of the city across multiple locations, visiting the Watts Towers Arts Center, Grand Central Market, Little Tokyo, the Arts District, and Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park.
The annual Intersections of Identity field trip provides an opportunity for students to explore the identity of historic Los Angeles, investigate the impact of gentrification, and document their experiences through listening walks, writing, and photography.
The co-creator of Urinetown, Mark Hollmann, spoke to cast and crew members today via Skype about their production of the musical, sharing how the Tony-award winning play became a Broadway hit, how he and the writer Greg Kotis collaborated on story and music, and why the play's social and political message continues to resonate across audiences.
On Thursday, October 17, Lower, Middle, and Upper School students were invited to replace any item of their uniform with purple clothing to stand against bullying, in support of LGBTQ+ youth, and in recognition of Spirit Day.