How to Apply

Application Process:

  • Complete the online Admission Inquiry form.  Introductory information about Harvard-Westlake will be mailed to you and a PIN (personal identification number) code to access the secured Online Application system will be issued to you via email. This system will be available from September 2016 through January 2017.
  • The Financial Aid application process, although separate and distinct, runs concurrently to the Admission application process. At this time, please visit the Financial Aid webpage for information about financial aid to learn of what documents and information your family should prepare for these applications.
  • You will have a chance to work on your online application before finalizing the form. Whenever possible, please complete the Application for Admission as soon as possible. The application fee is waived for families applying for financial aid.
  • Complete supporting documents through the Online Application system: 
    1. Upload a recent photo of the applicant to the online system. This is not required, but strongly encouraged.
    2. Complete the Student Questionnaire and the Parent Questionnaire at least two weeks prior to your interview.
    3. Provide English and math teachers' contact information and administrator contact information for recommendation forms.
    4. Print out the Authorization for Release of Records. Please fill out this form, and give it to the applicant’s current registrar or school official.  Please provide an envelope, stamped and pre-addressed to the Harvard-Westlake Admission Office.

School Visits and Interviews:

  • 7th and 9th grade applicants who submit their application and application fee on or before November 18, 2016 will be guaranteed an on-campus interview. Interviews will be granted on a space available basis to families who submit their applications between November 18, 2016 and the application deadline of January 13, 2017. 
  • For applicants to 7th grade, the Admission Office will contact you to schedule your weekday interview once the Application for Admission and fee have been received. 
  • For applicants to 9th grade, the Admission Office will schedule an interview on the Family Visiting Day for which you have made a reservation once the Application for Admission and fee have been submitted. Saturday Family Visiting Days for applicants to 9th grade fill up early. Please submit your request as soon as possible. All Family Visiting Days are held at the Middle School campus.
  • For more information, visit the How to Visit page.


  • Sign up early for the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam). Please complete and mail the ISEE Registration Form, listing Harvard–Westlake as a score recipient. Our school code is 052135. Registration may also be completed on the Educational Records Bureau's website, www.erblearn.orgAll applicants to Harvard–Westlake should take the ISEE before January 13, 2017.  The test may be taken at any test site. For more information, visit the About the ISEE page.

Admission Decision Dates:

  • For students applying to Harvard-Westlake for August 2017, admission decisions will be mailed on the following dates: 
    1. For applicants to 9th grade and above: March 10, 2017.
    2. For applicants to 7th grade: March 17, 2017.
  • Please contact the Admission Office at 310.288.3200 or if you have questions about the application process.

Mailing Address:

Harvard-Westlake School
Admission Office
700 North Faring Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

tel: 310.288.3200, fax: 310.288.3212

Harvard-Westlake seeks to admit bright and energetic students who will enjoy academic success, take full advantage of all the opportunities and resources at Harvard-Westlake, and who will contribute both positively and profoundly to the school community. The admission committee reviews individual student strengths and strives to maintain a balanced student body."

Elizabeth Gregory, Director of Admission