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 2014, 626 Harvard-Westlake students took 1,788 A.P. tests.

ACT/SAT Performance (Class of 2015)
  • SAT Critical Reading: 685
  • SAT Math: 706
  • SAT Writing: 709
  • 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 2015, there are 77 students who received National Merit Recognition, with 25 students as National Merit Semi-Finalists.


View the class of 2014 matriculation list

Finances

Operating Budget: $60,221,000
Endowment: $79,110,000
Annual Giving: $7,291,936

Financial Aid

For the 2014-15 academic year, a total of approximately $8.9 million has been committed to aid. 

This figure represents more than 13% of the school’s entire operating budget. Roughly 18% of the student body receives financial assistance from the school. Tuition grants, awarded for demonstrated need, average $25,000 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 $29,000.

 


Incoming Students

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

Faculty

  • 209 faculty members (all hold a Bachelor degree)
  • 122 hold Masters degrees
  • 29 hold Doctoral degrees

Athletic Program

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

During the 2013-2014 school year, Harvard-Westlake won

  • 2 CIF Championships (Boys’ Water Polo, Girls’ Track & Field)
  • LA Field Hockey Association Championship.
  • CIF Finalists in 3 sports (Girls’ Volleyball, Boys’ Tennis and Boys’ Golf).
  • Five individual CIF Champions (1 Boys' Tennis and 4 in Track & Field)
  • 2 CIF Players of the Year
  • 2 CIF Coaches of the Year (Water Polo and Girls’ Volleyball)
  • 10 league championships
  • 8 league MVPs
  • 18 individual league champions
  • David Manahan ’14 won the CIF and State 800 meter championship
  • Jack Flaherty ’14 the back-to-back National and State Baseball Player of the Year, was recruited in the 1st. round of the MLB draft.