School Profile

Harvard-Westlake School is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school, grades 7-12.  It is the result of a merger between Harvard School, founded in 1900, and Westlake School for Girls, established in 1904. Coeducation began in September of 1991.

Student Profile

  • 1599 students enrolled
  • 727 at Middle School (Grades 7-9)
  • 872 at Upper School (Grade 10-12)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 8:1
  • Average Class Size: 16
Advanced Placement Results

In 2016, 663 Harvard-Westlake students took 1,911 A.P. tests.

ACT/SAT Performance (Class of 2017)
  • SAT Critical Reading: 701
  • SAT Math: 729
  • SAT Writing: 712
  • ACT Highest Composite: 32
National Merit Recognition

Harvard-Westlake ranks among the top high schools in the country in number of National Merit Semifinalists. In the class of 2017, there are 26 students who were National Merit Recognition Semi-Finalists, with 75 with Letters of Commendation.

View the class of 2016 matriculation list

Finances

Operating Budget: $76,019,320
Endowment: $75,085,263
Annual Giving: $8,004,323

Financial Aid

For the 2016-17 academic year, a total of approximately $10.8 million has been committed to aid. 

This figure represents more than 14% of the school’s entire operating budget. Nearly 20% of the student body receives financial assistance from the school. Tuition grants, awarded for demonstrated need, average $27,000 this year and range from a few thousand dollars to 99% of tuition. Automatic coverage of many school-related expenses raises the total of an average financial aid package to approximately $32,500.

Incoming Students

Newly enrolled students applied from 105 sending schools and 95 different zip codes

Faculty

  • 224 faculty members (all hold a Bachelor degree)
  • 132 hold Masters degrees
  • 28 hold Doctoral degrees

Athletic Program

  • 27 athletic programs offered
  • 92 teams participate throughout the year
  • 60% of our students participate in the athletic program

During the 2015-2016 school year, Harvard-Westlake won

  • 1 CIF State Championship (Boys' Basketball)
  • 1 CIF Championships (Boys' Cross Country)
  • CIF Finalists in 3 sport (Baseball, Boys' Water Polo, Girls' Tennis)
  • 1 individual CIF Champions (Track & Field)
  • 1 CIF Players of the Year
  • 1 CIF Coach of the Year (Water Polo)
  • 8 league championships