Peninsula Heritage School

  • 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 educating children.
  • 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 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)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1961
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students128 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Peninsula Heritage School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
15%
Admissions DirectorJill Smithey

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsArchery, 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

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.  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.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula
    Grades: K-8 | 416 students
    0.6 miles
    26444 Crenshaw Blvd
    Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
    (310)377-4848
    0.6 K-8
    416
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula
    Grades: K-12 | 855 students
    0.8 miles
    26800 Academy Drive
    Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
    (310)377-1543
    0.8 K-12
    855
  • Manhattan Beach
    Manhattan Academy
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-4 | 167 students
    7.9 miles
    1740 Manhattan Beach Blvd
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    (310)374-1804
    7.9 PK-4
    167
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
     St John Fisher School
    St John Fisher School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 211 students
    1.8 miles
    5446 Crest Road
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
    (310)377-2800
    1.8 K-8
    211
  • Redondo Beach
    Grades: NS-8
    5.9 miles
    525 Earle Lane
    Redondo Beach, CA 90278
    (310)798-5181
    5.9 NS-8
    n/a

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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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