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