Peninsula Heritage School

26944 Rolling Hills Road,
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, 90274-0902
     Tel: (310)541-4795
Grades: K - 6 | 106 students
Peninsula Heritage School is nestled on a spacious three-acre campus on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula, which borders the Pacific Ocean south of Los Angeles.
Our California ranch style buildings provide an idyllic setting for children to enjoy a safe, individual-centered learning community that allows for a memorable childhood.
Our students are immersed through academics and the arts in small classes and full days, with exceptional teachers who are passionate about education.
As you walk our lovely campus, you will discover a warm and loving school where children and adults are honored and esteemed.
At PHS we embrace diversity in both learning styles and cultural backgrounds.
Every student at Peninsula Heritage has the opportunity to reach his/her potential while maintaining a sense of individuality.
We achieve this through our small class sizes, our specialty teachers, and our enrichment programs for advanced learners.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 6
Learning Programs Supported Some learning differences supported
Year Founded 1961

Student Body

Total Students 106 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 24%
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade Peninsula Heritage School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,590
Tuition Notes 2012-2013 Tuition for Kindergarten is $18,720; the average tuition for all grades is $19590.
% on Financial Aid 13%
Admissions Director Debbie Schwartz

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Archery, Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballArcheryBasketball,
Field HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After School Art Programs, After School Team Sports, Chess Club, Choir, Kids Club, Music Lessons, Student Council Chess Club, Choir, Kids Club, Music Lessons, After School Art Programs,
After School Team Sports,
Student Council,

School Notes:

HISTORY Established in 1961 The school's founders began with the concept of opening a school that would support the dignity and worth of each individual. They selected the beautiful, country-like location at Palos Verdes Drive North and Rolling Hills Road in the City of Rolling Hills Estates, CA. In 1986, the school changed its name from Wingrock School to Peninsula Heritage School in conjunction with a move to a nondenominational status. A distinctive characteristic of the School has been its loving and positive environment. Visitors to our campus frequently remark, "These students are so happy - and their teachers are too!" Peninsula Heritage School emphasizes the development of the whole child and of ethical character. It promotes acceptance and appreciation of diversity and provides a strong academic program that assesses and supports the individual needs of each child.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Chadwick School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is New Horizons Child Devmnt Center (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is New Horizons Child Devmnt Center (0 miles away)
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  • Rolling Hills EstatesNew Horizons Child Devmnt Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    26945 Rolling Hills Rd
    Rolling Hills EstatesCA90274
    (310)377-4349
    Daycare / Preschool
    0 mi | 9 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • Rolling Hills EstatesRolling Hills Montessori
    Montessori School
    26825 Rolling Hills Road
    Rolling Hills EstatesCA90274
    (131)037-75722
    Montessori School
    0.1 mi | 10 students | Gr. PK-K                      
  • Palos Verdes PeninsulaRolling Hills Country Day School
    26444 Crenshaw Blvd
    Palos Verdes PeninsulaCA90274
    (310)377-4848
    0.6 mi | 386 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • Palos Verdes PeninsulaChadwick School
    26800 Academy Drive
    Palos Verdes PeninsulaCA90274
    (310)377-1543
    0.8 mi | 835 students | Gr. K-12                      
  • LomitaSeeds Of Joy Village
    Special Program Emphasis
    2427 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste B
    LomitaCA90717
    (310)844-7395
    Special Program Emphasis
    1.3 mi | 9 students | Gr. PK-K                      

School Reviews

Recommended
1 year ago
After having a child at the local public school for several years, and visiting every private school in the area, I chose Peninsula Heritage for both my children and have never looked back. There is no school that I know of that offers all that PHS does: a top notch academic program that is individualized for each child, a creative and innovative P.E. program, spectacular science, computer, library and performing arts programs, and a warm, nurturing and dedicated principal and staff. When you walk on that campus, you and your children will never want to leave!
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