Hello! Welcome to Rolling Hills Prep. When I first came to RHP as a 6th grader, I was extremely excited, though I wasn’t sure why. Having been homeschooled for four years, I had no preconceived notions as to what it would be like to be back in a classroom setting. Well I soon found out that going to RHP every day would be the experience of a lifetime—a special place for kids who are looking for more than a school, more than a place of learning. Although Prep does provide academic challenge, it also provides something rare in today’s school environment: a community of students who strive to do their best, and a group of faculty and parents who offer support and guidance every step of the way.
The personal approach to learning found at RHP is unparalleled at any other school, and it fosters so much creativity and collaboration that students cannot help but be inspired to learn. Every teacher here has a passion for instructing young people that allows for a good student-teacher rapport, as well as engaged class discussions and active learning. Teachers use a wide range of techniques such as group work, debates, presentations, and even online discussion groups to make learning stress-free and dare I say it—fun. Once you look back on your essays from year to year and see the improvement, you’ll understand what I mean. I am so grateful to RHP for all of my successes as a student, and have found that the tight-knit Husky community has also helped me find success as a varsity volleyball, soccer, and basketball player, student council member, yearbook staff member, and Girl Scout.
RHP is a school of opportunity—if there is any activity you’ve ever wanted to try but were too afraid to, this is the school for it. Students at Prep shine in various activities, whether on a field, a stage, or simply in front of a classroom full of their peers.
Though all Huskies are different, there are a few qualities that every member of our community shares: a sense of helpfulness, a willingness to learn, and a true desire to see every student reach his or her full potential academically, socially, and mentally. When you come to RHP, you quickly realize that you have not only found a school, you have found a family. You will make so many friends that you will have for the rest of your life. Typically 12th graders count down the days until senior year is over, but for me, every passing day serves as a reminder of how much I will miss the family I have found here at Prep. Joining the RHP community is one of the best decisions you could possibly make, and I hope you have as much fun here as I have had.
Brooke P. '13
Upper School Student Council President