Why Our Schools?
Rolling Hills Preparatory School
Rolling Hills Prep (RHP), founded in 1981, is the oldest of the three schools and provides a college preparatory curriculum with an individualized focus on student success and academic achievement. A foundational aspect of our approach to college preparatory curriculum is helping students establish goals, implement an individualized learning path, and track progress with the help of faculty advisors and our college counseling department. We view the path to college as a journey that helps students build their skills, starting in middle school until they eventually attend a college or university program that fits their passions and interests.
Individualized Approaches to Education
Every student is different, and our programs constantly assess individualized performance to identify strengths and challenges for every student. Faculty advisors and learning specialists work directly with students and parents to ensure that students are achieving their true potential by finding new learning opportunities and establishing a clear student support system. This understanding allows students to thrive in areas they focus on or care about while simultaneously ensuring that difficult areas of learning are addressed thoughtfully and compassionately. Each of the three educational programs found in Rolling Hills Prep, Renaissance, and REACH configures a curriculum around differentiated approaches and support systems that allow a wide range of learners and learning profiles to succeed.
Universal Design - For High Achievers and Learning Differences
At first glance, it can be difficult for families to understand how our programs can simultaneously support high-achieving students with college-bound aspirations in addition to a variety of learning differences, such as ADHD and Dyslexia. Our teachers employ the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a curriculum design framework that makes learning inclusive and provides opportunities for all students to succeed. UDL is a flexible approach to teaching and learning, providing students with varied methods of engagement, representation, and expression.
"Sound Character" is a central tenet of our schools' Four Pillars of Education. All three schools are united under shared goals of character education to educate thoughtful global citizens and provide a sense of personal agency that allows them to navigate the world with a sense of purpose and understanding. As a result of this mindset, the schools embrace social-emotional learning, diversity (including neurodiversity), and personal accountability to promote the development of global citizens.