A Brief History of Harvard-Westlake School

As Managing Director of Martell Capital Group LLC (dba Irongate), lawyer and real estate executive Casey Federman has built an impressive professional and academic history that started while he was a student at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. Widely considered one of the top private secondary schools in the United States, Harvard-Westlake School traces its roots to the early 1900s as the separate Harvard School for Boys and Westlake School for Girls. Originally a boarding and military academy, the Harvard School for Boys remained both until the late 1960s and early 1970s, when it began to assume its present form as a day school. The Westlake School for Girls, meanwhile, spent its first 60 years teaching girls at the elementary and secondary level before taking shape as an exclusive middle and high school. With the merger of the schools in 1991, Harvard-Westlake School quickly became a leading secondary institution, recently ranked by Forbes as the 12th-best prep school in the country. To this day, Casey Federman maintains involvement with his alma mater and has served as a Board member of the Harvard-Westlake Alumni Association.

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