Updated 9/4/20

At this time, Harvard-Westlake campuses are closed. As a school community, we will open our campuses when public health conditions allow us to do so.  We are excited to offer remote and virtual experiences for prospective families applying during the 2020-2021 admission cycle. While we remain hopeful that we will be able to host on-campus admission events at some point, we are committed to ensuring prospective families get to know our school community and complete the application process.

Virtual tour

We are eager to help prospective families explore Harvard-Westlake from home. We invite you to feel the vibrant spirit of our Middle School and Upper School campuses on our Virtual Tour, narrated by Harvard-Westlake Student Ambassadors.

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Athletic and performing arts events

All applicant families are welcome to any performance sponsored by the performing arts department or any sporting event hosted by our athletic teams. Please contact the Admission Office with any questions.

Admission-related events

Applicants and their parents/guardians will have various opportunities to get to know Harvard-Westlake. At this time, opportunities will be virtual for the 2020-2021 admission cycle, including interviews and Family Visit Days, but if we are able to offer in-person experiences on campus, we will let applicant families know.

Please check out our Virtual Event Resources page

Admission Coffees for parents/guardians

The admission office will host weekday Admission Coffees for Parents/Guardians throughout the admission cycle on Zoom. These information sessions are intended for parents/guardians of prospective students applying for admission in Fall 2021. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the director of admission, 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 a Coffee.  

Admission Coffees: 

Reservations to attend an Admission Coffee are made using our online event registration system. Registration for the first six Admission Coffees will open on September 10, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. PST. In order to register for an Admission Coffee, please enter the same username and password you use to login 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. 

September 23, 2020: 7th Grade Admission Coffee - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST
September 30, 2020: Sibling Admission Coffee - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST
October 7, 2020: 7th - 9th Grade Admission Coffee - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. PST
October 21, 2020: 7th - 9th Grade Admission Coffee - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST
October 28, 2020: 9th Grade Admission Coffee - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. PST
November 11, 2020: 7th - 11th Grade Admission Coffee - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. PST
December 9, 2020: 7th - 11th Grade Admission Coffee - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST
January 6, 2021: 7th - 11th Grade Admission Coffee - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. PST

Admission Coffee Reservation System

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

HW Admission open office hours 

Have questions? Come connect with members of the Harvard-Westlake Admission Office. Open Office Hours will be held over Zoom and will be focused on answering whatever questions or topics attendees are interested in hearing about. No need to stay for the whole time—join us when you can, ask your question, and feel free to log out at any time.

Reservations to attend Open Office Hours are made using our online event registration system. Please enter the same username and password you use to login to our online application system. If you would like to attend more than one Open Office Hour session and have already registered for or attended a session, please contact our office so that we may assist you with that additional registration.

October 29, 2020: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PST
November 16, 2020: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
December 17, 2020: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PST
January 12, 2021: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PST

HW Admission Open Office Hour Reservation System 

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

Parent Ambassador Chats

The admission office will host several 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 2021. 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. 

October 14, 2020: 11:00 a.m.- 11:45 a.m. PST
October 22, 2020: 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. PST
November 5, 2020: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. PST
November 17, 2020: 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. PST
December 16, 2020: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. PST
January 13, 2021: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. PST

Parent Ambassador Chat Reservation System

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

INTERVIEWS

We value the opportunity to connect with applicants and their families, and we look forward to our conversation! Interviews take place on weekdays and are 40 minutes long. For the 2020-21 admission cycle, interviews will be conducted using the Zoom platform. The interview includes about 20 minutes for the applicant to speak one on one with someone from the Admission Office or a faculty/staff member, followed by a conversation with parents/guardians. There’s nothing to prepare for, we’re just excited to meet you!

Harvard-Westlake begins interviewing applicants in October.