Updated 9/19/22

Thank you for your interest in Harvard-Westlake! As we continue to monitor public health conditions, we will offer both virtual and in-person opportunities for prospective families during the 2022-2023 school year who are applying for entry in the Fall of 2023. For more information about our campus health and safety protocols, please refer to the Campus Protocol: August 2022 document found in the School Reopening Information section of our website. If you or members of your party are not feeling well or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to campus; we will be happy to reschedule your visit for another time.

 

Admission-Related Events

Applicants and their parents/guardians will have various opportunities to get to know Harvard-Westlake. We look forward to connecting with you! We will continue to update this page and share information with prospective families about additional events. As a reminder, all admission events are for families applying for entry in the Fall of 2023 only.

Admission INFORMATION SESSIONS for Parents/Guardians

The admission office will host weekday Admission Information Sessions for Parents/Guardians throughout the admission cycle. These information sessions are intended for parents/guardians of prospective students applying for admission in Fall 2023. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from members of the Admission Office, administrators, and students.

Please complete the admission inquiry form at your earliest convenience, as it is required before visiting Harvard-Westlake. The Application for Admission (step 1 of the online application) does not need to be submitted before registration for an Admission Information Session.

Admission Information Sessions: 

Reservations to attend an Admission Information Session are made using our online event registration system. Registration for Admission Information Sessions will open on September 8, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. PT. In order to register for an Admission Information Session, please enter the same username and password you use to log in to our online application system. If you do not yet have a username and password, please complete the online admission inquiry form. You will then receive a PIN code that will allow you to create a username and password.

  • Admission Information Session for Grade 7 | September 22, 2022: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. PT on the Middle School
  • Admission Information Session for Sibling Families | September 29, 2022: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. PT on the Middle School
  • Admission Information Session for Grades 7 and 9 | October 19, 2022: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. PT on the Middle School
  • Virtual Admission Information Session for Grades 7-11 | October 26, 2022: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PT on Zoom
  • Admission Information Session for Grade 9 | November 16, 2022:  9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. PT on the Middle School
  • Sesión virtual de información de admisión para grados 7-11 | 7 de diciembre del 2022: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PT en Zoom
    (Virtual Admission Information Session for Grades 7-11 in Spanish | December 7, 2022: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PT on Zoom)
  • Virtual Admission Information Session for Grades 7-11 | January 3, 2023: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PT on Zoom
  • Admission Information Session for Grades 7-11 | January 5, 2023: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PT on the Upper School

Admission Information Session Reservation System

Please note that online event registration will close two business days before the event.

Campus Tours

The Admission Office is thrilled to be hosting Middle School Campus Tours throughout the season on select weekday afternoons from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Applicants and their families will have the opportunity to meet members of the Admission Office and enjoy a student ambassador-guided tour of our Middle School campus, home to students in grades 7, 8, and 9. Registration for Middle School Campus Tours will open on September 22, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. PT. Event dates are listed on the Campus Tour Reservation System webpage.

Campus Tours are not required to apply; they are meant to help give applicant families a sense of our campus and our students. Registration for these events is available within Step 3 of the online application, and only open to applicants for entry in the Fall of 2023 who have submitted Step 1: Application for Admission.

Parking will be available on our Middle School campus, but we do encourage carpooling, if possible. Upon your arrival, members of our security team will give you instructions about parking. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your scheduled tour start time in order to limit the impact on our afternoon carpools and busses.

Campus Tour Reservation System

Additionally, we encourage prospective families to explore Harvard-Westlake’s campuses from home. We invite you to experience the vibrant spirit of our Middle School and Upper School campuses on our Virtual Tour, narrated by Harvard-Westlake Student Ambassadors.

Harvard-Westlake Virtual Campus Tour

Parent Ambassador Chats

The admission office will host weekday Parent Ambassador Chats throughout the admission cycle on Zoom. These sessions are intended for parents/guardians of prospective students applying for admission in Fall 2023. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of Harvard-Westlake Parent Ambassadors who will share their personal perspectives and experiences as parents of Harvard-Westlake students and will answer questions submitted by the attendees before and during the session as time allows.

Reservations to attend a Parent Ambassador Chat are made using our online event registration system. Please enter the same username and password you use to login to our online application system. Registration for Parent Ambassador Chats will open on September 22, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. PT.

  • Parent Ambassador Chat | October 12, 2022: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PT on Zoom
  • Parent Ambassador Chat | November 30, 2022: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PT on Zoom

Parent Ambassador Chat Reservation System

Please note that online event registration will close two business days before the event.

INTERVIEWS

We value the opportunity to connect with applicants and their families, and we look forward to our conversation! Interviews are 40 minutes long. They include 20 minutes for the applicant to speak one on one with a member of the Admission Office or a member of the Harvard-Westlake Faculty and Staff, followed by a conversation with the parents/guardians. There’s nothing to prepare, but we do ask that you complete the Student Questionnaire in Step 2 of the Online Application prior to the interview. We are excited to meet you!

Following the guidance of Harvard-Westlake’s principles of community health and safety, all admission interviews during the 2022-2023 school year will be virtual on Zoom, taking place on weekdays during school hours.

Harvard-Westlake begins interviewing applicants in late September.