Transitioning to HW

By Cionnie '22 Prior to attending Harvard-Westlake, I was completely unaware of how much my life could change in the matter of months. I grew up attending public charter schools in East Los Angeles where the student bodies were predominantly Latinx and Black. Everywhere I looked, I saw faces who looked like mine, people living …

Jazz Bands at HW

By CC '22 There are so, so many opportunities for instrumentalists at Harvard-Westlake, but I’m going to spotlight the Jazz program, since that’s where I personally have found a home in my time at HW.  I started playing the saxophone before I came to HW, so I joined the concert music program in 7th and …

There Is Something For Everyone: Middle School Clubs at Harvard-Westlake

By Wynne '26 At Harvard-Westlake, there is a large variety of middle school clubs that I am sure you will find interesting. They are very enjoyable extra-curricular activities, spanning everything from playing sports to discussing students’ favorite TV shows, from coding to baking. Among them are the Harry Potter Club, the Space Exploration Club, Musique …

Interdisciplinary Courses & the Kutler Center

By Alon'21 The course options are most certainly one of the great advantages of attending Harvard-Westlake, especially those that are multifaceted and specialized and offered through the Kutler Center. In particular, I am referring to the opportunity to enroll in Interdisciplinary courses. Many of these classes examine the intersection between the sciences, arts, and humanities …

Humanities at HW

By Izzy '22 Harvard-Westlake is well known for having endless STEM opportunities. I remember getting to see the robotics room on my Family Visiting Day and being in awe of such creativity. However, as equally impressive are HW’s students who are creative in other forms, specifically with the humanities. Whether it is through the Middle …