Every college and university to which a Rolling Hills Prep student applies receives a copy of this School Profile which provides a snapshot of the strength of the academic preparation that each RHP graduate has received. It is in the context of our very strong academic program that colleges consider applicants from RHP. We welcome inquiries about the school; please feel free to contact any of the faculty and staff listed on the last page of this profile.
|One Rolling Hills Prep Way
San Pedro, CA 90732
School Code: 052681
Head of School: Peter McCormack
|Rolling Hills Preparatory School, founded in 1981, is an independent coeducational day school for grades six through twelve, located in a residential community outside of Los Angeles.
Students are drawn from diverse economic, ethnic, religious, and social backgrounds. Approximately 25% of our students receive some degree of financial aid.
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).|
|Memberships||California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
|For graduation the school requires completion of the following credits (10 credits = 1 full year's course): English - 40 credits, Mathematics - 30 credits, History - 35 credits, Economics - 5 credits, Science - 30 credits, World Languages - 30 credits, Arts - 20 credits, P.E. - 20 credits, Electives - 10 credits, for a total of 225 credits. (Note: This is a minimum. Competitive colleges and universities expect more.)|
|Courses||All courses at Rolling Hills Preparatory are college preparatory. Courses are heterogeneously grouped, with the exception of English II Honors, AP English Literature & Composition, AP English Language & Composition, AP European History, Honors U.S. History , AP U.S. History, Honors Economics & Government, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Physics B, Chemistry Honors, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, and all World Language courses at the Honors or AP level.|
|Grades||Rolling Hills Prep operates on a trimester calendar and a block schedule. RHP does not rank. GPA’s are calculated on a 4 point system based on all RHP courses reported the transcript. These grades reflect a weighted scale.|
Class of 2013
|Signature Programs||American Sign Language, Horticulture, Outdoor Education, Robotics, Senior Internships, Human Service Organizations, Big History|
|Teaching Faculty||32 full-time, 11 part-time
M.A. / M.S.: 28
B.A. / B.S.: 14
Average class size: 16
Faculty: Student Ratio: 1:9
|Enrollment||215 (Grades 6-12)
Class of 2011: 33
Class of 2012: 43
Class of 2013: 42
Additional Academic Information
72% of the senior class will have taken 4 years of Mathematics.
|Colleges Attended by Recent RHP Graduates||Amherst College, Arizona State University, Babson College, Barnard College, Baylor University, Bennington College, Boston University, Brigham Young University, Calif. Lutheran University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CSU Chico, CSU Fullerton, CSU Northridge, CSU Long Beach, CSU Pomona, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Chapman University, chicago Art Institute, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth University, DePauw University, Duke University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Emerson College, George Washington University, Hampton University, Johns Hopkins University, Lake Forest College, Lafayette College, Lewis & Clark College, Loyola Marymount University, Marquette University, Maryland Institute College of Art, NJ Institute of Science & Technology, New School University, New York University, Northwestern University, Occidental College, Ohio State University, Pepperdine University, Purdue University, Reed College, Rhode Island School of Design, St. Lawrence University, San Diego State University, Santa Clara University, Sarah Lawrence College, Smith College, Sonoma State University, Southern Methodist University, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, Syracuse University, Tufts University, University of Arizona, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Diego, University of Connecticut, University of Denver, University of Massachusetts-Boston, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, University of the Pacific, University of Pennsylvania, University of Puget Sound, University of Redlands, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, University of Southern California, University of Washington, Washington University-St. Louis, Wheaton College, Whitman College, Whittier College|
|Non-Discrimination Policy||Rolling Hills Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnic or national origin, religion, disability, gender, or sexual orientation in the administration of its admission and educational policies, financial aid program, or athletic and other school administered programs.|