FAQ

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Q.Who attends school on the Middle School campus?
Q.What is the daily schedule?
Q.Is bus transportation available?
Q.How much homework do students get each night?
Q.How large are your classes?  What type of personalized attention do you provide?
Q.Do you have a library?
Q.When and where do students eat lunch?
Q.What does Harvard-Westlake do to help new students adjust to a new school?
Q.What is a free period?
Q.Is there a uniform or dress code?
Q.Does Harvard-Westlake have any religious affiliation?
Q.Is admission to the Upper School guaranteed?
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Q.How many students are admitted to each grade?
Q.From which schools do you choose most of your students?
Q.How many applications do you receive?
Q.How are students selected for admission?
Q.How much weight does the Admission Committee give to test scores?
Q.Are sibling and legacy applicants given special consideration?
Q.Does a student need to be a particular age to be considered for admission?
Q.Is admission to the Upper School guaranteed for Middle School students?
Q.When will we receive the school's decision?
Q.Harvard-Westlake is our first choice. Do we have to apply to another school?
Q.What happens if an application is late?
Q.My son/daughter is a musician.  May I send in a sample performance CD?
Q.Does Harvard-Westlake accept international students?
Q.What is tuition? What additional costs should be anticipated?
Q.Is financial aid available?
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Q.Should I apply for financial aid or not?
Q.It would be tough for us to afford Harvard-Westlake.  Should I use up savings and/or borrow to make things work without aid for a year or two and then request aid if I cannot?
Q.Does applying for financial aid reduce chances of admission?
Q.What expenses are covered by financial aid at Harvard-Westlake?
Q.What do I do if my family can't afford the SSS fee?
Q.Do I need to reapply for aid each year?
Q.What if parents are divorced or separated?
Q.Are there exceptions to the above policy?
Q.I already have a full-pay child at the school, but do not have the resources to pay for a younger sibling. What do I do?
Q.What if I have children at other tuition-charging schools?
Q.When would I be notified of my award?
Q.Are there payment plans available?
Q.What do I do if I have additional questions?

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Q.How do you like attending a school with such a large student body?
Q.Why did you choose a coeducational school?
Q.Is there an adult at HW that you feel comfortable going to with a problem or going to for advice?
Q.Do you find it hard to participate in activities (clubs, sports, performing arts…)?