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Equal and Empowered, funded by Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank, publishes first book

October 10, 2018
By Grandview Communications
Equal and Empowered book

Grandview Preparatory School in Boca Raton, FL is now home to several published writers! Equal and Empowered, a group started four years ago by six passionate Grandview students, is publishing their first book, now available for pre-order online. Aptly titled Equal & Empowered, the book is a compilation of essays, poems and art inspired by feminism and young students around the world.

Funded with $15,000 by Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank in 2016, Equal and Empowered is committed to promoting equality for all so that people become more conscientious members of society and participate in creating positive change.

The book also includes writing from several Grandview Preparatory School students. At this time, you can pre-order your copy through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Students from Grandview Preparatory School featured in Equal & Empowered:

  • Julia Lokay
  • Zoe Cohen
  • Izzy Cohen
  • T.J. Palmer
  • Jessica Bershad
  • Ana Palmer
  • Parker Kern
  • Riley Coyne
  • Victoria Gallastegui
  • Sigi Macias

Grandview Student Chosen for 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

October 04, 2018
By Grandview Communications

Grandview Head of School, Jacqueline Westerfield, announced today that senior Victoria Gallastegui has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to this scholastically talented senior.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

"The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success." commented a spokesperson for NMSC. "These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success." 

Congratulations Victoria!

Boca Raton’s Grandview Preparatory School Students Earn First-Ever Young Justice Nerds Award

May 01, 2018
By Grandview Communications

Grandview Preparatory School Students

Earn First-Ever Young Justice Nerds Award

Students to be Honored at Prestigious Award Ceremony in Washington, DC on May 3rd


Boca Raton, (May 1, 2018) – Grandview Preparatory School is proud to announce that three of its Upper School students, Katherine Berlatsky ‘18, Hunter Davis ‘18 and Elizabeth Buckley ‘21, will receive a tremendous honor in Washington, DC this week from the Young Justice Nerds, through a collaboration of the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) and Google for Education. Earning First Runner-Up in the CPE’s first-ever Young Justice Nerds Awards competition, their student project was selected out of many submissions from high school and college students nationwide.

To be eligible for the award, students (with the help of an advisor/mentor/teacher) submitted written materials and a video essay regarding how they are using science and technology to improve the criminal justice system. Berlatsky, Davis and Buckley will be honored in Washington, DC on Thursday, May 3rd at a ceremony at the Fairmont Hotel, in addition to an awards dinner at the United States Institute of Peace in the evening. The events will bring together thought leaders, advocates, elected officials, celebrities, and tastemakers to honor leading organizations, partners, and stakeholders who are committed to justice in criminal justice reform and policing.

“We are extremely proud of our students and look forward to seeing how they will work to change our world for the better as they graduate from Grandview and further their education and passions,” said Samuel Berey, Director of Global Innovation & Expeditionary Learning at Grandview Preparatory School.

The goal of the Center for Policing Equity and Google for Education is to lift up the passions, genius, and inspiration young people have for justice. By highlighting the amazing talents of young people from around the country, the CPE also demonstrates how children’s brilliance utilizing science, technology, and justice can work together for community uplift.


About Grandview Preparatory School

Grandview Preparatory School is an independent college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1997. Student enrollment is offered for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Grandview redefines ‘Preparatory’ with innovative learning experiences and focus on character and values. In class and beyond, Grandview students discover their talents, create their own path, engage in meaningful activities, and contribute to the community. 

Singer Lizzie Sider to Speak About Bullying Prevention at Grandview Preparatory School

January 29, 2018
By Grandview Communications

American singer and songwriter Lizzie Sider will be addressing a timely and important topic with the student body at Grandview Preparatory School on Wednesday, January 31: Bullying Prevention. 

Sider was teased and ridiculed in early elementary school, excluded socially and was frequently made fun of. As a result, this Boca Raton native founded the bully prevention non-profit organization: Nobody Has The Power to Ruin Your Day.

In addition to being a successful recording artist, actress and dancer, Sider's recent song 'Butterfly' gained significant radio airplay and charted in the Top 40 on the Music Row Country Chart. 

Advocating for positive causes is a cornerstone in Sider's life, both personally and professionally. She is a spokesperson for GWEN (Global Women's Empowerment Network) and PACER (National Bullying Prevention Center). Because she feels an immense connection to young children, she has performed at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House and the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. 

We are very excited to welcome Ms. Sider to Grandview's campus to have her speak with our students!

You can learn more about Lizzie Sider at


For media inquiries related to this event, please contact Michelle Olson-Rogers at