I have often wondered if Harvard-Westlake was the right choice for me, but when I take into account all of the pros and cons from the past four years, I'd say the pros most definitely outweigh the cons. Harvard-Westlake is hard, no doubt about it, but I feel as though it is the best high school education I could have ever asked for in terms of preparing me for college. Harvard-Westlake is so involved in the college process, which is something that most people cannot say about their school. When you go to HW there is really no easy way out, you are forced to work and study hard, which is an element that has definitely helped me grow as a person and is something that I know will benefit me for the rest of my life. If you can get in and can afford it, go! It is an amazing place, even though you may not think so all of the time you are there.