is a school whose curriculum and programs create an educational
environment designed for students who possess both the motivation and
the ability to pursue a rigorous college preparatory course of study.
The school strives to provide an
education that enables and empowers its diverse students to: develop
their intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and physical gifts; to
understand and respect the similarities and differences among
themselves and others in their local and world communities; and to
learn the habits of mind and self-discipline necessary to live with
integrity and purpose as contributing members of society.
Harvard-Westlake will endeavor to fulfill this mission by:
- promoting an abiding regard for truth and excellence among its students;
that respect for other people, honesty, and courtesy are fundamental
standards expected of everyone in the school community;
- emphasizing logical analysis, clear language, and critical thinking throughout the curriculum;
participation in a wide range of useful activities at school and in the
larger community designed both to strengthen the self and to respond to
the needs and feelings of others;
- encouraging in its students the development of the
self-reliance, independence, and moral strength that are requisites for
the responsible exercise of freedom in the world that awaits them after
As a member of the Harvard-Westlake school community:
I will let my conscience be my guide in my everyday actions and endeavors at Harvard-Westlake.
I will neither give nor receive unauthorized aid, as defined by
my teacher both explicitly and implicitly, from any source on exams,
homework, quizzes, papers, or any other academic endeavor.
I will not steal or violate others’ property, either academic or material.
I will not violate the person of others or the person of the school.
I will pledge my honesty to the school community, and I expect others to be responsible and to do the same.
On all my work, my name affirms my honor.