Rolling Hills Country Day School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1961
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students416 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Rolling Hills Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
47%
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesKindergarten tuition is $18,630 Lower School tuition is $20,790 Middle School tuition is $21,870

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, 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 Kindergarten through Grade 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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula
    Grades: K-8 | 128 students
    0.6 miles
    26944 Rolling Hills Road
    Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
    (310)541-4795
    0.6 K-8
    128
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula
    Grades: K-12 | 855 students
    0.3 miles
    26800 Academy Drive
    Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
    (310)377-1543
    0.3 K-12
    855
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
     St John Fisher School
    St John Fisher School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 211 students
    1.7 miles
    5446 Crest Road
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
    (310)377-2800
    1.7 K-8
    211
  • Redondo Beach
    Grades: NS-8
    5.4 miles
    525 Earle Lane
    Redondo Beach, CA 90278
    (310)798-5181
    5.4 NS-8
    n/a
  • Torrance
    Grades: PK-8 | 503 students
    7.1 miles
    3846 Redondo Beach Blvd
    Torrance, CA 90504
    (310)324-8732
    7.1 PK-8
    503

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
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.
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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.
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5  
Great place! My kids love it!!! I would highly recommend it!
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5  
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.
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