ranks school second best private school in the nation

Casey Kim, a ranking and review site, rated Harvard-Westlake the best private high school in California and second best in the United States for 2019. This marks the highest score the school has received to date.

The ranking was determined by an assessment of multiple aspects, including college data, standardized testing scores, student-teacher ratio and comments from students and parents. Harvard-Westlake was graded an A+ on their rating scale in academics, teachers, clubs and activities, diversity, college prep and sports.

Last year, Harvard-Westlake ranked eighth nationally among private schools.

The website released student reviews and responses about their overall experience at the school.

“I am currently in ninth grade at Harvard Westlake, and I can genuinely say that [this year] has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life,” a freshman wrote in a featured review. “I would not trade my experience at this school for anything.”