Interview series

Who is Areté?

If you’re a curious parent like me – or a student looking for an awesome school or an educator inquiring about fresh new educational models, you may be wondering what fabulous things are cooking over at this relatively young independent micro school on the Westside of Los Angeles.

My kid just started as a high school freshman and is loving it. But truth be told, he gives me jack in details of his days at school. So, of course, I find myself wishing to be a fly on the wall – or a bird on the window ledge – listening and watching what conspires during the school day to make him so happy and engaged. Yes, the bird analogy is much better. The mama bird following junior bird out of the nest when she should be focused on her own tasks, like being the early bird to get the worm or something like that! Sheesh.

And hence, this interview series. So we can all breathe and get to know the people at Areté – the students, teachers, staff, and alumni – that make this community as wonderful as it is. Enjoy!

Nicole Schubert, Areté Parent

Nicole and Lukas
Areté Seniors 2020

Katie – Areté Senior ’21

What are your plans for after Areté?

I will be attending NYU CAS and pursuing a degree in politics and philosophy with the goal of obtaining my PhD in political science. I hope to work with unions, in campaign management, or as an investigative journalist before eventually running for public office.

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Myla Areté Senior

Myla, Areté Senior ’21

What are your plans for after Arete?

To attend either USC or UCLA.

What is your favorite Arete memory?

Hearing Emmet get yelled at for his social experiment of hiding $100 dollars on campus and having us look for it. 

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Olivia Class of 2021

Olivia, Areté Senior ’21

What are your plans for after Arete?
Go to music school to extend my knowledge of my craft and hopefully use that knowledge along with my passion for music to make something magical.

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