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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
Address
700 North Faring Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Telephone
(310) 274-7281
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
January 18
Application Fee
$200
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$39,700
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
21%
Average Financial Aid
$28,200
From Harvard-Westlake School

Harvard-Westlake is an independent, coeducational and college preparatory school for grades 7-12, located in Los Angeles, California. Harvard-Westlake strives to be a diverse and inclusive community united by the joyful pursuit of educational excellence, living and learning with integrity, and purpose beyond ourselves.

Harvard-Westlake School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1460
251 responses
Average ACT
33
191 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
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  • Homecoming
    26%
  • Whenever a speaker comes to school.
    13%
  • Loyola basketball games
    11%
  • Theatre Productions
    8%
  • Annual, great Black History Month assemblies.
    8%
  • Prom
    6%
  • Playwrights Festival
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,598
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
    82%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
    82%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
    Living in the Area
    B
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D
    2. Good for Families
      B-
    3. Housing
      D
    Area Feel
    Urban
    Median Household Income
    $54,501
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,302
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $549,800
    National
    $184,700

    Harvard-Westlake School Reviews

    121 reviews
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    It’s been a year since my daughter transferred into HW upper school from a different school. It was a difficult decision for her to leave the comfort of her friends to enter a more rigorous school. But she is a competitor and HW provides the tools to take scholars with similar drive to a higher level of learning. The faculty is superb. Her teachers constantly engage her and her dean is always there to make sure she is happy while helping her to reach her educational goals. She has joined some great clubs and met some outstanding friends. I’m sure this school may not be right for everyone. From my perspective, if your child wants to challenge himself or herself educationally, this is an excellent school.
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    Though Harvard-Westlake has a reputation for being very difficult, there's way more to the school than that. They prepare students extremely well for college. They have amazing resources, including mental health counselors and deans, who help students through high school as well as the college process, and incredibly supportive teachers. Although the workload is sometimes a lot, it helps students learn to time manage and communicate with their teachers.
    Incredible students and incredible faculty. The education I received can't be matched. It often feels, however, that Harvard-Westlake prioritizes being a business over being a place of education. Student happiness can't get any lower, while athletic achievement and college acceptances can't get any higher. The homework level is absurdly high to the point that it's counter-productive, as students walk in half-asleep to classes.