It is time to apply for on-campus parking. We do not have spaces for all licensed applicants.  We give priority to those who carry passengers.

Download Application Packet (includes rules/regulations and application)

RULES OF THE ROAD

Please review the permit application, parking regulations and other relevant information carefully, including the School’s policy regarding financial responsibility for damage to or theft from student vehicles, before filling out the application. Please review the permit application, parking regulations and other relevant information carefully, including the School’s policy regarding financial responsibility for damage to or theft from student vehicles, before filling out the application.

CARPOOLING – PRIVATE MATTERS

Carpooling is a private arrangement among students and their families. Harvard-Westlake is not a party to these arrangements. HW neither checks the driving records of applicants nor asks for proof of insurance. Parents are encouraged to investigate the drivers’ qualifications, experience, records and insurance. (Please note that the passenger-carrying rights of new drivers are legally limited.) To facilitate carpool planning, please use the carpool zip code look-up provided.

CARPOOLING – SCHOOL MATTERS

All applicants must confirm that their riders are not listed on another driver’s application, as this would be grounds for refusing a permit to both drivers. Also, drivers may not list riders who have signed up for bus service. Space limitations require that both riders and drivers commit for a full year. If the number of students in a carpool changes during the year, the driver of the carpool may lose his/her permit if he/she does not notify the school. To report a change, please contact Jim De Matte, Chief of Campus Operations, at jdematte@hw.com.

STUDENT PARKING LOTS

There are five lots with approximately 400 spaces available for seniors and juniors. Lots closest to campus center are reserved for seniors only. Sophomores are not eligible for on-campus parking and are strongly encouraged to join a carpool or sign up for the school’s discounted bus service.

COST

$975 for an assigned space with no riders, $699 for 1 rider plus the driver, $599 for 2 riders plus the driver, $499 for 3 or more riders plus the driver. Fees will be billed to the student driver’s account.

The permit fee partially defrays the cost of hiring enforcement personnel to ensure that spaces are occupied only by those assigned to them. However, parking fees are sufficient neither to fund a full-time vehicle-protection security force nor to reimburse students for damage to or theft from their vehicles. Students park their vehicles at their own risk, as they would using comparably-priced metered parking. This is not secure parking. Harvard-Westlake will not reimburse students for damage to or theft from vehicles.

We therefore urge families to carry “comprehensive” coverage on their auto insurance policies and to elect a “deductible” that is manageable in case of loss. We also recommend that no valuables be left inside parked automobiles. In case of theft or vandalism, a student should contact HW Security immediately. Security will contact the police and assist in completing a police report.

NON-PAID PARKING AND OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD RELATIONS ISSUES 

Harvard-Westlake is committed to maintaining a positive relationship with its neighbors. Security Personnel will make frequent checks of surrounding streets and respond to residential complaints involving student vehicles. Street parking, or the use of neighborhood streets to drop off students, is strongly discouraged. As stated in our letter to parents and students, if we are to maintain a harmonious relationship with our neighbors, students should not park elsewhere nor be dropped off in the neighborhood. Any student found in violation of the rules may be sent home immediately, and missed time will be considered an unexcused absence.

RULES AND EXPECTATIONS

Each permit-holder is assigned a reserved space. That is the only space the student may use on campus. If he/she parks in another student’s space, an employee’s or visitor space, or in a restricted area, his/her car may be towed (at student expense). Parking at Harvard-Westlake is a privilege. Students who prove themselves unworthy of that privilege may lose it and may be reported to their dean for disciplinary action. Infractions which may trigger such action include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Unsafe or reckless driving on campus
  • Unsafe, reckless or illegal driving near campus (driving up the center lane of Coldwater, making prohibited turns onto Coldwater, speeding on neighborhood streets, littering, etc.)
  • Violation of school rules (leaving campus, activities in parking lot, etc.)
  • Loud music in the parking lot or creation of other school/neighbor nuisance
  • Consumption of two spaces (i.e. reserving a paid space but then parking off campus)