Updated 8/5/20

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 preparing for 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.

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.

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, faculty, deans, 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 five Admission Coffees will open on September 10, 2020 at 4:00 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. 

Dates for Admission Coffees will be available in mid-August.

Admission Coffee Reservation System

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


We value the opportunity to connect with applicants and their families. It’s a conversation we look forward to! Interviews take place during the weekday (7th grade applicants) and Family Visit Days (most 9th grade applicants), 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.