It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Harvard-Westlake. Or, at least, to Harvard-Westlake’s place on the Web, where you will find all sorts of information about our remarkable school community.

Harvard-Westlake has made a profound difference in my own life. It was here, as a young English teacher, soccer coach, and college counselor, that I found my calling as an educator. At Harvard-Westlake I discovered the joy of working with extraordinarily talented students and colleagues who are committed to accomplishing exciting and meaningful things together.

I invite you to explore these pages and to learn about the amazing things that our school community has to offer.


Richard B. Commons
Richard B. Commons
The Charles B. Thornton President & Head of School