Rio Hondo Preparatory School

Rio Hondo Prep seeks to provide a college prep program for students and to train Christian leaders.
The student body consists of approximately 180 students in grades seven through twelve and was founded in 1964. The school has a strong Christian tradition, emphasizing character development and service to others.
Students have the opportunity to participate in athletics, serve in their community and enjoy an action-packed student life.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 151 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
151 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Rio Hondo Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
7 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Literature, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP US Government, AP US History, Honors British Literature, Honors English 9/10, Honors US Literatrue
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please contact School Office for current tuition. International students should contact Mr. Randall Fullerton.
Admissions Director
Admissions Director
Admissions Associate
Mr. Mark Carson


Total Sports Offered
9 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Assistant Leadership Program, Educational Summer Tours, Mock Trial, Required member of Kare Youth League, Science Camps

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama productions, Drill Team, HS Performance Choir, HS Symphonic Band, MS Marching Band, Visual Arts

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, NYU 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, Basketball and Baseball.
  • 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-6 elementary school located just 5 minutes 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 opened in January 2012.
  • A major sport center - Kare Park in Irwindale (605 @Arrow Hwy) opened in Fall 2017 providing superb field and court space for both Rio Hondo Prep and Kare Youth League
  • International Students who enjoy a full extra-curricular program are encouraged to apply.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Rio Hondo Preparatory School offer?
Rio Hondo Preparatory School offers 9 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Dance, Drill Team, Football, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Rio Hondo Preparatory School?
The application deadline for Rio Hondo Preparatory School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

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First Day of KYL
August 19, 2024 (Monday)
First Day of School- Pearl and RHP
August 21, 2024 (Wednesday)
Thanksgiving Break
November 25, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of School - Rio/Pearl
May 29, 2025 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 151 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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