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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
700 North Faring Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077
About Harvard-Westlake School...

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$150
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$41,300
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
20%
Average Financial Aid
$30,500
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
316 responses
Average ACT
33
236 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
  • Homecoming
    28%
  • Whenever a speaker comes to school.
    11%
  • Loyola basketball games
    11%
  • Theatre Productions
    8%
  • Annual, great Black History Month assemblies.
    8%
  • Prom
    7%
  • 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
    1,625
    91%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
    82%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
    77%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    88%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      D
    2. Good for Families
      B
    3. Housing
      D
    Median Household Income
    $58,385
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,376
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $599,700
    National
    $184,700

    Harvard-Westlake School Reviews

    147 reviews
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    Throughout my five years at Harvard-Westlake, I have come to realize what a unique place it is. Anyone can find a path that suits them: regardless of whether you're a math superstar, a polyglot, or a talented thespian, there's something for everyone! With top-notch academics, incredible clubs and a dedicated student body, anyone can succeed and find their- so to speak- niche at HW.
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    BEST SCHOOL! If you are driven and love learning, you'll fit right in. Students who are here actually want to be here and teachers are engaging and very intelligent. There are so many opportunities around every corner. Even the cafeteria is good (we have sushi, boba, hot chocolate, and more).
    I have been beyond impressed with HW. All of the staff have been so respectful and responsive to student and parent needs, often coming to us with solutions before we need to reach out with questions. The school is making adjustments to create more balance for students, and has been extremely supportive during the pandemic. As a parent with children at HW and a different public school, I am extremely grateful for the level of attention and excellence that is provided to students, and their efforts to give back to the community through numerous service events.