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Campus Master Plan

Message from the Head of School

The Archer School for Girls occupies a unique position in the educational landscape of Los Angeles. After the Westlake School for Girls merged with the Harvard School for Boys in 1989, our founders recognized the need for a nonsectarian girls' school in West Los Angeles and established Archer with a mission to educate and empower the next generation of female leaders of our city.

Fundamental to their original approach was — and continues to be— a deep and abiding commitment to diversity and inclusion. We actively seek students from a wide range of ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds who would otherwise not have access to an Archer education. We are proud to report that our students come from 73 zip codes from across greater Los Angeles.

We love our historic building – the former Eastern Star Home – and are proud to be its devoted steward. The Archer Forward plan protects this structure built in 1931, the front lawn, and views from Sunset Boulevard while providing 21st-century facilities for our students in a manner that respects the Brentwood community we call home. We are grateful for our supporters, the Brentwood community, and Councilman Mike Bonin for engaging in a constructive public process. We look forward to breaking ground on our project, which will secure our mission for generations of girls to come.

Elizabeth English, Head of School


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The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs. 

The Archer School for Girls’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.