Cancio to lead Vistamar admission team

After two years at the school, Associate Director of Admission and ninth grade advisor Oscar Cancio ’04 will leave Harvard-Westlake to become the new Director of Admissions at Vistamar School on June 30. At Vistamar, Cancio will manage and lead an admissions team of three professionals by providing long-term goals and visions. He will report […]

Admission Impossible: Exploring the HW Admissions Process

Admission Impossible: Exploring the HW Admissions Process

After each interview, Senior Student Ambassador Co-Chair Sirus Wheaton ’19 always asks perspective Harvard-Westlake students how it went. One tenth grade applicant’s response, however, left him speechless. The student was distraught because his interview did not play out as he and his family had carefully planned. He knew that his mom would be upset with […]

Applicants participate in multicultural fair

Applicants participate in multicultural fair

As a way to share the experience of being a student of color on campus, 34 Student Ambassadors hosted a Multicultural Fair on Jan. 26 for prospective students and their families. Parents got a chance to sit down with the Director of Admissions Aaron Mieszczanski and the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Janine Jones […]

The cycle of lies

The cycle of lies

For three years, I spent multiple Saturdays going to the Middle School, helping prospective applicants find their way during the Student Ambassador-hosted family visiting days and then lying to them. And although a lot of the lies I told held truths to which I was oblivious, I don’t think that the Student Ambassador program adequately […]

Candidate Statement: Josh Shapiro '14

1. For what position are you running? I am running for the position of Junior Prefect. 2. What makes you feel that you are qualified for the position? Please describe any leadership experiences you’ve had, if applicable. Being a leader of the Harvard-Westlake community entails a lot of work that should be dealt with a […]