Rio Hondo Preparatory School

5150 Farna Ave,
Arcadia, CA, 91006-0910
Tel: (626)444-9531
Grades: 6 - 12 | 161 students
Rio Hondo Prep seeks to provide a college preparatory education for those students who might otherwise be lost in the crowd.
We believe that students of average academic abilities can succeed and indeed excel at the college level and in the vocations that follow if they are given personal attention and encouragement.
We believe that the average student needs an approach to education where stimulus is provided to each student in an array of areas.
Rio Hondo Prep seeks to provide an atmosphere where the average student can thrive without being sidetracked by disruptive influences.
We seek to give students their say by adhering to the democratic process.
We believe that the best discipline is self-discipline and we hold high moral standards based on the Judeo-Christian ethic.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Year Founded 1964

Student Body

Total Students 161 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 57%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Rio Hondo Preparatory School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Literature, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP US Government, AP US History  

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Apr. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes Please contact School Office for current tuition.

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Dance, Drill Team, Football, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringDance,
Drill TeamFootball,
SoccerSoftball,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Assistant Leadership Program, Drill Team, Educational Summer Tours, HS Performance Choir, HS Symphonic Band, MS Marching Band, Mock Trial, Required member of Kare Youth League, Science Camps, Visual Arts Drill Team, Mock Trial, Science Camps, Visual Arts, Assistant Leadership Program,
Educational Summer Tours,
HS Performance Choir,
HS Symphonic Band,
MS Marching Band,
Required member of Kare Youth League,

School Notes:

    • All students take a college prep curriculum certified by the University of California. Graduation requirements match UC/CSU entrance requirements. All graduates are college bound.
    • RHP Students have been accepted to UCLA, UC Berkeley and all other UC campuses, USC, Claremont Colleges, Northwestern, Penn St., Smith, Columbia and many others.
    • All students participate in interscholastic athletics and the arts. Students also participate in month-long summer tours of the United States and Europe. 
    • Rio Hondo Prep has a long standing tradition of athletic success based on teamwork and an emphasis on building character. The "Kares" have won CIF Championships and State tournament berths in Football, Volleyball, and Basketball.
    • Rio Hondo Prep School is a program of the Kare Youth League, a large youth organization serving the San Gabriel valley since 1931. Most RHP students have participated as members of Kare.
    • Pearl Preparatory School is the affiliated K-5 elementary school located just one mile away.
    • RHP Students enjoy summer and winter camping programs at Mount Kare, a fully developed residence camp in Wrightwood. High school students study natural history, geology, astronomy and wilderness survival in week-long intensive courses.
    • A new sports center/auditorium complex will open in January 2012.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Vista Del Rio Jr/sr High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Angela Preschool & Kindergarten (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Wonder Years Montessori (1 miles away)
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