Why HW?

Hi Reader!  We are the 2020-2021 Harvard-Westlake 9th Grade and 12th Grade Student Ambassador Co-Chairs! In this blog, we will share why we love Harvard-Westlake - and what aspects of the Harvard-Westlake experience are the most gratifying as a student. Treat this blog as our love letter to Harvard-Westlake - filled with what we believe …

Journalism and Publications at HW

By Tanisha '21 At Harvard-Westlake, students can get involved in any of the eight publications. These include the nationally recognized middle school news magazine, The Spectrum, andthe highly acclaimed and award-winning upper school newspaper, The Chronicle. Over the past six years, I have really enjoyed working in journalism as a staff writer, managing editor, and …

Tutorials at Harvard-Westlake

By Alon '21 At Harvard-Westlake, there is a tutorial system which transcends the typical confines of classes like electives or Directed Studies. Tutorials offer a terrific opportunity for students to explore a specialized focus of a discipline through individualized instruction and inventive curriculum. Tutorials often occur in class sizes of 1-5 students. They are also …