Rolling Hills Country Day School

     Tel: (310)377-4848
Grades: K - 8 | 386 students
Rolling Hills Country Day School is a premiere Kindergarten through 8th Grade school in the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Our elementary school (Kindergarten to 5th Grade) and Middle School (6th through 8th grades) offer small class-sizes and specialized educators in multiple subjects.
We are an independent, WASC accredited private school serving families in PV,  Torrance, Manhattan Beach, and all of the South Bay.

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students 386 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Rolling Hills Country Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 44%
Average Class Size 18 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniforms through Norman' Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,000
Tuition Notes Lower School tuition is $17,500 Middle School tuition is $18,500
Admissions Director Laura Horowitz
Admissions Associate Nancy Daniels

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Water PoloBasketballSoccer,
SwimmingVolleyball,
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: 01/17/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Chadwick School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chadwick School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Rolling Hills Montessori (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Palos Verdes PeninsulaChadwick School
    26800 Academy Drive
    Palos Verdes PeninsulaCA90274
    (310)377-1543
    0.4 mi | 835 students | Gr. K-12                      
  • Rolling Hills EstatesRolling Hills Montessori
    Montessori School
    26825 Rolling Hills Road
    Rolling Hills EstatesCA90274
    (131)037-75722
    Montessori School
    0.6 mi | 10 students | Gr. PK-K                      
  • Rolling Hills EstatesNew Horizons Child Devmnt Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    26945 Rolling Hills Rd
    Rolling Hills EstatesCA90274
    (310)377-4349
    Daycare / Preschool
    0.6 mi | 9 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • Palos Verdes PeninsulaPeninsula Heritage School
    26944 Rolling Hills Road
    Palos Verdes PeninsulaCA90274
    (310)541-4795
    0.6 mi | 106 students | Gr. K-6                      
  • Redondo BeachPeninsula Montessori School
    Montessori School
    907 Knob Hill Ave
    Redondo BeachCA90277
    (310)540-9742
    Montessori School
    1.1 mi | 5 students | Gr. PK-KG                      

School Reviews

Recommended
7 months ago
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
Recommended
1 year ago
Great place! My kids love it!!! I would highly recommend it!
- Posted by Parent
Recommended
1 year ago
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
Recommended
1 year ago
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
Recommended
1 year ago
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

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