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

  • 1595 students enrolled
  • 727 at Middle School (Grades 7-9)
  • 868 at Upper School (Grade 10-12)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 8:1
  • Average Class Size: 16
Advanced Placement Results

In 2015, 636 Harvard-Westlake students took 1,819 A.P. tests.

ACT/SAT Performance (Class of 2016)
  • SAT Critical Reading: 697
  • SAT Math: 710
  • SAT Writing: 707
  • 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 2016, there are 31 students who were National Merit Recognition Semi-Finalists, with 101 with Letters of Commendation.


View the class of 2015 matriculation list

Finances

Operating Budget: $62,601,000
Endowment: $96,988,682
Annual Giving: $7,761,150

Financial Aid

For the 2015-16 academic year, a total of approximately $9.6 million has been committed to aid. 

This figure represents more than 13% of the school’s entire operating budget. Roughly 19% of the student body receives financial assistance from the school. Tuition grants, awarded for demonstrated need, average $26,100 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 $31,000.

Incoming Students
Newly enrolled students represent:
  • 84 different zip codes
  • 113 different sending schools
  • 17% receive financial aid

Faculty

  • 220 faculty members (all hold a Bachelor degree)
  • 126 hold Masters degrees
  • 35 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 2014-2015 school year, Harvard-Westlake won

  • 1 CIF Championships (Boys’ Water Polo)
  • CIF Finalists in 1 sport (Boys’ Tennis)
  • 2 individual CIF Champions (Track & Field)
  • 1 Masters Championship (Track & Field)
  • 2 CIF Players of the Year
  • 1 CIF Coach of the Year (Water Polo)
  • 10 league championships
  • 8 individual league champions