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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

24% of students admitted

Averie Perrin March 22, 2023

The school’s acceptance rate hit an all-time low this year, according to data from the Admission Office. The overall admit rate was 24% in 2023, 9% lower than last year’s admit rate of 33%, not including...

An illustration depicts how charity is often considered to be a gateway into college.

A Cause for College

Dylan Graff February 12, 2023

As Skyler Griswold ’24 went out to recess in third grade with a backpack full of lanyards, she said all she could think about was the goal of 240 dollars she had set for herself. The night before, Griswold...

Sanders is currently Director of Admission and Financial Assistance at Francis Parker School in San Diego.

Sanders appointed Head of Admission and Enrollment

Davis Marks and Chloe Park January 19, 2023

Chris Sanders will take over as Director of Admission and Enrollment in July, according to President Rick Commons. Sanders, who is currently the Director of Admission and Financial Assistance at Francis...

Food trucks served In-N-Out and Rice Balls of Fire for dinner.

Admission Office hosts Student Ambassador Training Dinner

Nathan Wang and Alden Detmer September 25, 2022

The Admission Office hosted the annual Student Ambassador Training Dinner in Saperstein Theater on Monday, Sept. 19 with 318 students in attendance. The training dinner is an opportunity for freshman and...

NEW FACES IN ADMISSION: Interim Director of Admission and Enrollment Greg Gonzalez steps into his new role in the Admission Office.

Admission Office adds members

Davis Marks August 25, 2022

Four new admission officers joined the school this year after a number of departures from the department over the summer. Among those officers are an interim Head of Admission and Enrollment, Assistant...

Student Ambassadors examine the middle school campus map that the school’s Admissions Office offers to prospective families. The map features all academic centers and common areas.

Admission Office hosts self-guided campus tours

Davis Marks January 20, 2022

The Admission Office has hosted a total of 2,000 visitors on campus for self-guided tour events since the beginning of the school year, as of Jan. 8. The events, which took place on various weekdays after...

Admission receives over 1,200 apps

Sofia Heller January 30, 2019

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...

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Hook, Line and Sinker: Admission Hooks

Sammi Handler May 5, 2016

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...

Admissions gains international interest

Sammi Handler September 1, 2015

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...

Upper school applicants shadow students on campus

Lauren Kim January 14, 2015

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 admits record number of new sophomores

Eugenia Ko September 3, 2014

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...

School to accept more sophomore applicants

Patrick Ryan December 18, 2013

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...

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