Explore the Upper School Curriculum

The Upper School (Grades 9-12) curriculum at RHP is specifically designed to provide students the foundation they need as they begin to pursue their interests and passions. The faculty is adept at understanding each student’s strengths and presenting unique challenges to help everyone reach new heights.

Our faculty delivers our academically rigorous curriculum by combining tried and true educational techniques with new pedagogy that emphasizes five skills that students needs as they prepare for success in college and beyond. We refer to these skills as “The Five Cs”; critical thinking, communication, creativity, collaboration, and character.

Please explore the details of our curricular offerings by selecting a department from the drop-down menu above. You will also find our traditional course sequence outlined below.

Message from Director of Upper School

We pride ourselves on working with families to develop your children’s Disciplined Minds, Sound Character, Healthy Bodies, and Creative Spirits. We are also keenly aware that our Upper School students will soon enter into a rapidly changing world and their ability to adapt to the demands of college and beyond will play a large role in determining their future success. To that end, we are constantly adapting our own curriculum to meet the needs of the 21st century. We do this by infusing our program with new ideas. More collaboration is occurring between classes and teachers are employing increasingly dynamic forms of assessment. However, we continue to develop excellent writers and creative critical thinkers while we build a foundation of skills to prepare your children for the exciting future unfolding before them. These important lessons are learned inside and outside the classroom, which is why our entire program is guided by our forward-looking mission. 
Ryan Boccuzzi
Director of Upper School

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  • Ryan  Boccuzzi 

    Director of Rolling Hills Prep, Director of US
    310-791-1101 ext. 158
    Colby College - BA
    Columbia University - MA

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.