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

  • 1596 students enrolled
  • 727 at Middle School (Grades 7-9)
  • 869 at Upper School (Grade 10-12)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 8:1
  • Average Class Size: 16
Advanced Placement Results

In 2013, 611 Harvard-Westlake students took 1,845 A.P. tests in 29 different subjects.

ACT/SAT Performance (Class of 2014)
  • SAT Critical Reading: 688
  • SAT Math: 703
  • SAT Writing: 707
  • ACT Highest Composite: 31
National Merit Recognition

Harvard-Westlake ranks among the top high schools in the country in number of National Merit Semifinalists. In the class of 2014, there are 73 students who received National Merit Recognition, with 54 students as National Merit Semi-Finalists.

View the class of 2013 matriculation list


Operating Budget: $56,069,000
Endowment: $64,522,000
Annual Giving: $6,911,219

Financial Aid

For the 2013-14 academic year, a total of over $8.5 million has been committed to aid. This figure represents more than 12% of the school’s entire operating budget. Roughly 300 students, or 19% of the student body, will be served.  Tuition grants, awarded for demonstrated need, average $25,000 this year and range from a few thousand dollars to 97% of tuition. Automatic coverage of many school-related expenses raises the total of an average financial aid package to approximately $29,000.

Incoming Students

Newly enrolled students represent:
  • 93 different zip codes
  • 93 different sending schools
  • 17% receive financial aid


  • 217 faculty members (all hold a Bachelor degree)
  • 140 hold Masters degrees
  • 32 hold Doctoral degrees
  • Average tenure of teachers: 13 years

Athletic Program

  • 27 athletic programs offered
  • 92 teams participate throughout the year
  • 66% of our students participate in the athletic program

During the 2012-2013 school year, Harvard-Westlake won CIF Southern Section Division I Baseball Championship. In addition, the baseball team was named Baseball America's National Champions, Perfect Game USA National Champions and the California State Team of the Year.  

An Individual State Champion was earned in Girls' Track & Field along with an Individual CIF Masters Championship and CIF Southern Section Championship.