Admission receives over 1,200 apps

Over 1,200 students submitted applications to Harvard-Westlake for grades seven through 12, Associate Director of Admission and Enrollment Management Nancy Jeon ’89 said. This is the second highest number of applications that the admissions office has received, having received the most applications in 2017. The number of applications has grown incrementally over the past five […]

Hook, Line and Sinker: Admission Hooks

Hook, Line and Sinker: Admission Hooks

Three months ago, Paige Howard ’17 committed to University of Pennsylvania for soccer, essentially finishing her college process months before juniors had even started to put together a preliminary list. “It feels good to have a sense of knowing kind of what’s in the future, but I’m still stressed because I need to make sure […]

Admissions gains international interest

Forty-six students from international schools applied this year, an increase over last year when 36 students applied. Five students from foreign countries enrolled. There are four students from the United Kingdom and one from Switzerland enrolled. Last year, nine students from foreign schools enrolled, four from the United Kingdom, two from China, one from Korea, […]

Upper school applicants shadow students on campus

All sophomore and junior applicants to Harvard-Westlake who have interviewed so far have participated in a shadow day offered by the Office of Admission from the beginning of November to the end of February. Upper school applicants are given 20-minute tours with their interviews, and last year, the Office of Admission began offering applicants an […]

School admits record number of new sophomores

Twenty-three new sophomores and three new juniors joined the school this September, the most new upperclassmen the school has enrolled in the past five years. “This is the most that we have had since my time here,” Dean Beth Slattery said. Better applicants have allowed for an extended sophomore and junior class, said Scott Turner, […]

School to accept more sophomore applicants

The Office of Admission will accept as many as 20 new sophomores into the class of 2017 for next year, Director of Admission Elizabeth Gregory said Friday. The school has enrolled 29 new students into the 10th grade class the past three years. This year’s ninth grade class is smaller than past years’, and the […]

High Stakes: Starting the Application Process

By Rachel Schwartz   Courtney* Courtney spent her summer going to tournaments and camps for her sport. She has met with coaches and has received offers from several schools including eight division three liberal arts colleges including Williams, Amherst, Connecticut College and Hamilton. Not only does she like these schools because of the athletic opportunities […]

Barzdukas to serve in new admin role

By Michael Rothberg Head of Athletics Audrius Barzdukas has been promoted to the newly created role of Associate Head of Harvard-Westlake. Retaining his duties as head of athletics, Barzdukas will also be responsible for various aspects of the school’s administration, including advancement, international relations and admission. Barzdukas will be delegating some athletic department work to Athletic […]

Admission yield falls

By Daniel Rothberg The school’s yield decreased this year to about 81 percent from 84 percent last year, allowing the school to admit about 20 students off the waitlist, Associate Director of Admissions Davin Bergquist said. The school used a more conservative model to determine how many acceptances to send out this year after a […]

High Stakes: Chapter 3

By Catherine Wang Alexis: the Athlete “Not much has changed” on Alexis’s* front, she said. She is “keeping up with coaches” via e-mail and phone calls. “We’re still going back and forth,” she said. “We communicate when we can.” For most of the schools recruiting Alexis, recruited athletes do not need to complete the full […]