Peninsula Heritage School

Located on a beautiful campus in Rolling Hills Estates with spacious classrooms, we provide individualized education to students in kindergarten through 8th grade in a warm and caring environment.
Small Classes. Big Education. Our teachers assess each child`s academic, social, and emotional profile to create a personalized learning plan for every student. Our small class sizes of around 12-15 students allow teachers to focus on each student`s individual learning needs.
A Loving and Caring Environment. Our students love coming to school. Our teachers bring joy into the process of learning and discover what inspires each student. It is in this type of environment that children are free to take risks, grow academically, and are encouraged to be their best selves.
A Commitment to Character Building. Our teaching of the character qualities caring, respect, attitude, gratitude, and self-control has its roots in the founding of our school and is integrated into classroom discussions and curriculum every day. A strong character coupled with strong academics enables students to lead a meaningful life.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 125 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1961
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
125 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Peninsula Heritage School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
16%
Average Class Size
14 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
15%
Admissions Director
Pedro Jimenez

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

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

Club or Organization:
After School Art Programs

Arts and Music Programs:
Music Lessons

School Notes

  • 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Peninsula Heritage School often compared to?
Peninsula Heritage Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Rolling Hills Country Day School, Chadwick School by visitors of our site.
Does Peninsula Heritage School offer a summer program?
Yes, Peninsula Heritage School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Peninsula Heritage School offer?
Peninsula Heritage School offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Soccer.
When is the application deadline for Peninsula Heritage School?
The application deadline for Peninsula Heritage School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

View the Peninsula Heritage School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Last Day of Summer Camp
August 16, 2024 (Friday)
First Day of School - Noon Dismissal
September 03, 2024 (Tuesday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
BEST DISTANCE LEARNING! We are so thankful that our son is at Peninsula Heritage School during these uncertain times. His education has not been compromised whatsoever, and his full school day has provided much needed routine and consistency. His 4th grade teachers are beyond caring and are attentive to his social/emotional needs as well. Thank you, PHS!
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5  
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 125 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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