RHP offers a series of very popular photography classes providing a variety of options for skill development in this area of artistic concentration. 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 semi-professional portfolios. Students from the school have won numerous awards for photography from the Scholastic Arts Association.

Photography I, II, III & AP 2D Design provide a broad base for a thorough exploration of the art as well as an introduction to photographic art history. Yearbook/Design for Production teaches the universals of graphic design. Students gain an understanding of Adobe imaging software including Photoshop and InDesign, the latest technology for design work. Projects explore a variety of methods for using these tools to create magazine advertisements, books, and board games. Additionally, we work to produce the Rolling Hills Prep yearbook and Literary Magazine. Students learn about page design, layout, photo selection, editing, marketing, and theme development, along with writing stories and taking photographs.
Digital photography students enjoy access to a bank of computers devoted to the art department and the latest in digital imaging software.

Our Facilities

The school is equipped with a fully-functioning black and white darkroom and excellent facilities for photography students. 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 enough revenue from recovered silver to offset some of the costs of the recycling program.

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.