Inclusive Community

LWHS builds a community that embraces the experiences of students from all backgrounds.


  • Be fully present
  • Speak from the “I” perspective
  • Lean into discomfort
  • Respect the messiness of ideas
  • Suspend judgment of self and others
  • Honor confidentiality
  • Accept silence as part of the process
  • Take space, make space, invite in
  • Seek multiple perspectives, treating the candidness of others as a gift

Student Fundraisers

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  • WE Club Penny Wars, Feb. 26 - Mar. 2

    WE Club will be hosting a Penny Wars competion at LWHS to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation! Bring in your spare change and find your class bucket!
  • BSU's Starry Night Poetry Slam, Feb. 14

    BSU is proud to introduce a brand new afterschool event, the Starry Night Poetry Slam, on February 14th! Buy a ticket, listen or perform some poetry and grab a treat!
  • Student Council Panini Press Fundraiser, Jan. 26

    LWHS StuCo will be raising money on Friday, January 26th to bring back our cafeteria panini press! If you'd like hot, pressed sandwiches in the future, bring in your spare change/coins.
  • WE Club Bake Sale, Jan. 25

    Come grab a sweet treat and support education for children in third world countries through the WE foundation!

Family Events

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  • Asian American Family Picnic

    ASIA Club works with the Center for Civic Engagement to provide an annual picnic for Asian-American families in the LWHS community. Incoming and returning families are invited to relax at the park while enjoying delicious food.
  • Bienvenidos

    Bienvenidos is an annual event for Latino families in the LWHS community. Every August, right before school starts, current and new families gather for a picnic at a nearby public park. Families enjoy carne asada, agua fresca, and many other homemade dishes.
  • Black Student Union

    The LWHS Black Student Union hosts their annual family picnic every August to bring in the school year and welcome new families. BSU's mission is to promote social and cultural awareness and foster relationships amongst the Black community at LWHS.
  • Geo-Based Family Gatherings

    Students and their families get together to meet other families within the LWHS community who share geographical, cultural, and other like-minded interests.
  • LGBTQ+ Family Gathering

    The LGBTQ+ family gathering serves as a wonderful opportunity to welcome and connect LGBTQ+ parents and/or students. Hosted by an LWHS family, this gathering happens every fall at the start of the school year.

Student Leadership Opportunities

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  • The Pact and RISE

    The Pact is designed to offer leadership opportunities for students of color at LWHS and Urban. These leaders serve as mentors for younger students in San Francisco independent schools, and also help build supportive and enriching communities. Once a month, students from LWHS and Urban meet with their younger mentees from San Francisco Day School, San Francisco School, and Live Oak to share a meal, visit a museum, or hang out.
  • Student Leadership Training

    All LWHS student leaders are required to attend the Student Leadership Training in August. Student Leaders include AM student club leaders, frosh orientation Leaders, peer connect mentors, peer counselors, and the student council executive board. This past year's training covered a wide variety of topics and speakers including: 
    • Leadership Buzzwords and Other Philosophical Musings by Min Yoo
    • Service Safari by Alan Wesson
    • Are You an Architect, Driver, Relationship Master or Motivator: Discovering Your Leadership Style led by Christine Godinez
    • Active Listening by Nikkia Willow Mintz
    • Facilitating for Social justice by Alison Park
    • Finding Your Brilliance as a Leader by Building Cultural Resilience by Juan Carlos Arauz
    • Do You Know Who You Are as a Leader? A Habits of Mind Exploration by Alfredo Vergara Lobo

Schoolwide Conference

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  • Walk with a Purpose

    Walk with a Purpose was created out of the need to address social inequities that exist in our world today. The overarching goal of the program is to develop a larger awareness of diversity in all its forms and to introduce the cycle of oppression as a way to think about how oppression can affect us all. Guest speakers this past year included Youth Speaks.
    Every year, LWHS sends a group of students to the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) and the White Privilege Conference (WPC). Upon returning from these conferences, students are required to spend the following year designing the Walk with a Purpose Program. This past year, a group of students met regularly for over 8 months to research and write curriculum on religion and microaggressions. They were responsible for planning all activities and ultimately facilitated the curriculum to freshmen and sophomores during Walk with a Purpose. Concurrently, every year juniors and seniors are placed in faculty and staff led workshops based on their preferences. Learn more about this past year's workshops.
The Peer Connect Mentoring Program is designed to help ease the transition to LWHS by pairing incoming 9th graders with 10th–12th graders who act as mentors throughout the year. These supportive relationships will empower and enlighten incoming students and launch their successful journey at the school. Many activities will be offered throughout the school year to enhance the mentor/mentee relationship.

Peer Connect Events

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  • Mar

    Peer Connect March Madness

  • May

    Peer Connect End of Year BBQ

Student Council

StuCo serves as the governing body for students at LWHS. There are 6 executive offices: Co-Presidents, Co-Vice Presidents, Inclusion Chairs, Community Networkers, Secretary, and Treasurer. There are also three representatives for each grade. In addition to schoolwide leadership, LWHS aims to teach students involved in student council about the basic tenants of civil discourse and democratic, representative decision-making. For more information reach out to the Student Council Executive Board.

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