Alumni Spotlight: Annie Diehl (‘11)

By Norma Richman “It’s nice to be important but more important to be nice” —Anonymous Annie’s Class of 2011 yearbook entry was wise beyond her years and has continued to follow her wherever she goes. 1) My brief bio—  Shortly after graduating high school, I headed out to Fort Worth, TX, to complete my undergraduate studies at … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Annie Diehl (‘11)

Reflections on the Upcoming Martin Luther King Holiday

By Gary Stern On Monday, January 18th, our nation will celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. At this pivotal and unprecedented moment in our nation's history, it seems entirely apropos to reflect upon Dr. King's contribution and legacy. During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s, Dr. King inspired America to live … Continue reading Reflections on the Upcoming Martin Luther King Holiday

January 6, 2021

Dear High Point Community, We are a nation deeply divided. We see it, we feel it, we experience it. Despite these deep and seemingly intractable divisions, I maintain a profound belief in America's 245-year experiment in democracy. Since 1776 when the Declaration of Independence championed the right to pursue “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” … Continue reading January 6, 2021

Professional Women Conference

By Colleen Zeiss & 8th Grade Girls Leadership Council On Friday, December 11th, the 8th Grade Girls Leadership Council hosted the first speaker of our ongoing Professional Women Conference. The 8th Grade Girls Leadership Council focuses on inspiring young women to become leaders. We aspire to help our community and the ones in need of … Continue reading Professional Women Conference

HPA 2020 Food Drive

We would like to thank OUR PARENTS for supporting the HPA Food Drive 2020! The result has been overwhelming! Together, we have collected over 6,363 items (7 carloads) within three days!!! Once again, HPA families have shown the true Eagle Spirit! Even though we cannot gather as a community for our traditional fall Family Dinner Night this year, we came … Continue reading HPA 2020 Food Drive

Wellness Through Fitness Continues

By Colleen Zeiss The Junior High continued its Wellness Through Fitness program this week. Students participated in some old favorites: kickball, Knock Out, and the even the Hill! (Yes, that is now a favorite among students!) We also had some new activities, namely TikTok dances, a socially distanced game of Go, and soccer dribbling drills! … Continue reading Wellness Through Fitness Continues

Outdoor Fun for Junior High

By Colleen Zeiss This week, two eighth-grade leadership groups hosted another Carline Bake/Treat Sale. The Student Council sold treats along the carline path and helped to distribute junior-high materialsfor pick-up. In addition, the 8th Grade Girls Leadership Council hosted a bake sale to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, whose mission is “to … Continue reading Outdoor Fun for Junior High

Unwavering Belief in America

by Gary Stern, Head of School Dear High Point Community,  I have an unwavering belief in America, in its democratic principles and in its commitment to individual rights, freedoms, and responsibilities. Recently our nation elected a president and other prominent government officials in highly contested elections. Our democracy, the longest-standing democracy on the face of … Continue reading Unwavering Belief in America

Welcome Kindergarten!

High Point Academy welcomed its Kindergarten class to the classroom for in-person instruction.  Staff and faculty are fully trained on safety guidelines.  High Point's Guidelines for a Safe Return to Campus were approved by the Pasadena and California Public Health Departments, and shared with parents.  To begin the transition, Kindergartners and their parents paid a … Continue reading Welcome Kindergarten!

Drive-Through Halloween

High Point Academy held a drive-through trick or treat celebration for students on Friday, October 30. 2020.  Witches, superheroes, butterflies, and all sorts of wonderful characters stopped for a photo op and a bag of candy.   Gandalf the Wizard (AKA Gary Stern, Head of School) and faculty/staff dressed in costumes welcomed all who participated in … Continue reading Drive-Through Halloween