The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Cancio to lead Vistamar admission team

Khyra Stiner June 1, 2019

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...

Illustration by Hannah Mittleman '20

Admission Impossible: Exploring the HW Admissions Process

Anusha Mathur March 1, 2019

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....

Two prospective students play a game of rock-paper-scissors at the Multicultural Fair. The event was hosted by the Student Ambassador program with the purpose of creating an inclusive environment for applicant families of color.   Credit: Caitlin Chung.

Applicants participate in multicultural fair

Caitlin Chung January 31, 2019

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...

The cycle of lies

The cycle of lies

Ellis Becker May 31, 2017

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...

Candidate Statement: Josh Shapiro ’14

April 18, 2012

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...

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