Rolling Hills Country Day School

Tel: (310)377-4848
Grades: K-8 | 406 students
Rolling Hills Country Day School is a premiere Kindergarten through Grade 8 school in the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Our elementary school (Kindergarten to Grade 5) and Middle School (Grade 6 through 8) offer small class-sizes and specialized educators in multiple subjects.
We are an independent, WASC accredited private school serving families in Palos Verdes, Torrance, San Pedro, Lomita, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Manhattan Beach.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1961

Student Body

Total Students 406 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Rolling Hills Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 20 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniforms through Normans)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,000
Tuition Notes Kindergarten tuition is $16,500 Lower School tuition is $18,500 Middle School tuition is $19,500
Admissions Director Noah Mangus


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Water PoloBasketballSoccer,
Water Polo

School Notes:

  • The early years of education are critical as they are a time in which children cultivate habits and interests that will last the rest of their lives. This is why our academic program includes not only aspects essential to foundational development, but to the development of a lifetime of success. As a K-8 institution, our role in educating our students is unique. We do not know what careers students will pursue or what industries will be most important when they finish college and enter the job market. We do know, however, that students will need to be critical thinkers to contribute to the unforeseen challenges of the future. From that perspective, we focus on teaching our students real-life skills like problem-solving, presentation skills, and technological acumen. We focus on instilling self-confidence, a sense of responsibility, and purpose. We give students opportunities to succeed and opportunities to fail. We provide an environment where they feel encouraged and safe in their explorations and where students can build a personal foundation that will guide and support them in high school, college, and beyond.

Profile last updated: 07/20/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Chadwick School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chadwick School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is New Horizons Child Devmnt Center (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula
    Grades: K-12 | 835 students
    0.3 miles
    26800 Academy Drive
    Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
  • Rolling Hills Estates
    Grades: PK-KG | 201 students
    0.6 miles
    26945 Rolling Hills Rd
    Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula
    Grades: K-8 | 106 students
    0.6 miles
    26944 Rolling Hills Road
    Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
  • Rolling Hills Estates
    Rolling Hills Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-K | 100 students
    0.6 miles
    26825 Rolling Hills Road
    Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
  • Redondo Beach
    Grades: PK-KG | 70 students
    1.2 miles
    907 Knob Hill Ave
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277

School Reviews

Country Day School is moving forward at the speed of light - it''s impossible to keep up with the many advances and additions to its program! Next year will bring many exciting additions: the building of a solar car, a 3D printer (or a few!) that every child will have access to, and an optional summer trip to China to compliment our Mandarin program.
- Posted by Administrator, 05/24/14
Great place! My kids love it!!! I would highly recommend it!
- Posted by Parent, 10/06/12
My children have just excelled at this school. We were at a local public school and I was sick of the LARGE class sizes! My kids weren''t being challenged and the amount of discipline issues that the teachers had to deal with daily was AWFUL! Country Day School stays current and hasn''t cut back, in the last 3 years alone we have seen SMART boards in every classroom, a new PE field/turf, iPads in all the elementary classrooms, and a brand new lower school science lab.
- Posted by Parent, 10/06/12
RHCDS has a solid curriculum in a nurturing environment. They offer a well-balanced day including a superior physical education and arts program in a time where these activities essential to child development and creativity are often overlooked in exchange for pure academics. Small class sizes ensure your child is not left behind. The parent community is very warm and welcoming to all.
- Posted by Parent, 05/21/12
I''ve had two children graduate from Country Day School and they are at the top of their classes in high school. I was so lucky to find this school, my kids are confident, well-rounded people and I could not be happier with the foundation RHCDS gave them. They are strong in math and English, and tested into the AP classes with ease. The families at the school are warm and caring and I am so grateful to the middle school teachers for being so willing to stay late or come early to help when my kids needed it. The classes are engaging and the teachers do not criticize the students, they are free to be who they are without any fear of repercussions. My kids went on to top high schools and will continue to wonderful colleges because of the education they earned at RHCDS.
- Posted by Parent, 05/01/12

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