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
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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Areté Senior - Winslow

Winslow, Areté Senior ’21

What are your plans for after Arete?

I can only think so far ahead. I plan on going to Lewis and Clark in Oregon and studying cognitive psychology and perhaps going into research, but beyond that who knows?

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Bell, Areté Senior ’21

What are your plans for after Areté?
When I graduate I am going to be attending Rice University in Huston where I plan on majoring in mathematics and philosophy. For a career, I hope to travel the world and find a way to mathematically model fungi growth and their symbiotic relationships with vascular plants and animals.

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