RHP offers a series of very popular photography classes providing a variety of options for skill development in this area of artistic concentration. The classes provide a broad base for a thorough exploration of the art as well as an introduction to photographic art history. Students at RHP have the opportunity to learn the basics of photography for their personal use or to continue through grade twelve where they will complete portfolios for college and beyond. Photography students from the school have won numerous awards both regionally and nationally.

Analogue Darkroom
All photography students learn the fundamentals of the single lens reflex camera, film development and darkroom use. The school is equipped with a fully-functioning black and white darkroom. In keeping with its green commitment, the darkroom uses a state-of-the art filtration system, custom designed to recycle all the silver from the chemicals used in the darkroom and return a clean product to the sewer system. In addition, used film and paper is recycled, which is good for the environment and provides revenue from recovered silver to offset some of the costs of the recycling program.
Digital Darkroom
Advanced photography students learn to marry what they have learned about traditional methodology with the digital world. Students learn the fundamentals of the digital single lens reflex camera, advanced shooting skills, and digital imaging programs used in the professional market. Students have access to an in-class Mac Lab and many students are able to work directly on their own laptops.


The multi-tiered Design program is geared towards teaching students the techniques and methods used in the professional graphic design market, while also encouraging independent exploration of the art. Students gain an understanding of the latest technology for design work and explore a variety of methods for using these tools to pursue personal design projects. Additionally, students work to produce the schools’ yearbook and Literary Magazine. Students learn about page design, layout, photo selection, editing, marketing, and theme development, along with journalistic writing and photography.

Rolling Hills Preparatory School

One Rolling Hills Prep Way, San Pedro, CA 90732
T: (310) 791-1101 | F: (310) 373-4931
Rolling Hills Prep School prides itself on being a forward-looking, academically rigorous college-prep school with a soul. Every day we provide our diverse student body a high-powered traditional curriculum combined with stimulating and innovative teaching techniques both inside and outside the classroom because we believe that success in college and life is best attained by equipping our students with disciplined minds, sound character, healthy bodies and creative spirits. RHP is a private, coeducational day school for grades 6-12, located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles, CA.

Renaissance, our sister school, believes that bright students who learn differently can rise to great heights when they become empowered and confident. Visit the Renaissance website.