Video Library

At Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools, we understand the importance of celebrating our community and all of the special moments we collectively experience. Whether it's a school-wide event, student performance, or athletic competition, we support one another in every endeavor. Enjoy a glimpse of our vibrant community by watching the videos posted below. 

School Life Videos
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Creative problem solving is a major focus at all of our schools, which is why we require all 6-10 grade students to take a design class that encourages them to think outside of the box. Design is a truly multidisciplinary approach that encourages students to think creatively, scientifically, mathematically, and logically to solve unique problems with out-of-the-box thinking. Enjoy this short video highlighting two middle school projects, rubber band powered cars and the egg drop challenge!

Our Outdoor Education Week is an important part of the Rolling Hills Prep, and Renaissance Schools experience. This year, our students were fortunate to go on day trips to Catalina Island and Crystal Cove for lots of outdoor fun. In addition, they spent time on campus for team-building activities and the week culminated in our Husky Pride Olympics. Enjoy this short recap of the student's time on campus during outdoor education week!

Over the summer, many of our talented visual and performing artists coordinated with faculty mentors to create new work and hone their skills in preparation for our annual Visual and Performing Arts Invitational. On September 24 and 25, we were pleased to welcome guests onto our campus to experience the artwork and performances outdoors in a safe environment. Please enjoy this short video highlighting opening night.

We were so pleased to have all of our students back on campus for our first days of the 2021-2022 school year. The first days allowed everyone to reconnect and familiarize themselves with campus after 18 months of distance and hybrid learning.

Each year, we hold a science fair and STEM expo to highlight the work of our science classes and invite guests in STEM-related fields to address our student body. Throughout the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years, these events were hosted online using video presentation. The following playlists are from STEM Expo 2021 and the 2021 Science Fair.
STEM Expo 2021 Playlist
STEM Showcase 2021 Playlist
STEM Student Podcast 2021
Our annual visual arts show is a significant event at Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance that provides a venue for our visual arts students to highlight their work, artistic processes, and personal progress developed throughout the school year. The playlist below features work from AP arts students as the artists discuss their approaches over soundtracks composed by students from our music composition classes.

Participation in the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) is a yearly event at Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance, encouraging students to explore various topics surrounding diversity, equity, inclusion, and peer leadership. The following video is a student-led recap of their involvement at the conference.
At the beginning of each academic year, we host a visual and performing arts invitational to highlight the creativity of our dedicated art students and work that was created over summer and the first months of school. This playlist consists of videos of student artwork with explanations regarding process, workflow, and their inspiration.

Our science faculty and students collaborated on a virtual STEM Expo and science fair in 2020 to turn the obstacle of COVID into an opportunity for learning and creativity through engaging video experiences. Enjoy the following playlist of STEM Expo 2020 below!

Arts Week 2020 was developed to give visual and performing arts students a virtual venue to display their work and perform in a safe and inclusive way. The following playlist contains a variety of videos from Arts Week 2020 containing student work and virtual performances.

Classical Night is a yearly performance that provides a formal setting for performing arts students to show off the work they have done in courses and individually throughout the year. For many students, it's their yearly opportunity to highlight growth and change as they pursue their artistic practice.
International Week is a beloved tradition at Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance that allows our community to celebrate diversity and various cultural traditions. The week includes some of our community's favorite events, including Quiz Bowl, the International Luncheon, and our International Week Coffee House Talent Show. 
Collaboration is a facet of our community that we value and prioritize throughout our programming and curricula. The video below depicts two groups of Global Studies classes presenting projects to students in different grades or programs. 
Our talent shows, referred to communally as "Coffe Houses," are held throughout the year to allow students to show off skills, abilities, or performances that they spend time and effort on. The video below is a brief recap of Trimester I's Homecoming Coffee House, followed by community activities and our football and cheer teams' Homecoming game.

Our annual Back To School Night is an immersive experience for parents and guardians that allows them to see the campus, meet teachers, and learn crucial details about our programs and the year ahead. The evening allows parents and guardians the opportunity to run through their student's entire class schedule, providing fifteen minutes in each classroom to meet instructors and learn about each course.

We love kicking-off each year with our Husky Pride Picnic, a fun community event that allows everyone to connect and enjoy the last remaining days of summer. The day includes great food, fun activities, and an "Information Alley" that allows families to learn more about numerous opportunities throughout the school year, including extra-curricular activities.

Student Spotlight Videos
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Matt, the valedictorian for the class of 2018, was one of our first students to receive our specialized diploma for math and science. If you'd like to learn more about our specialized diploma programs, click here.
Sierra was the head of our student design staff and one of the first recipients of our specialized diploma in the arts. If you'd like to learn more about our specialized diploma programs, click here.
Drea was the captain of the sailing team and one of our first recipients of our Global Studies specialized diploma. If you'd like to learn more about our specialized diploma programs, click here.
We are extremely fortunate to have a diverse community that's equally inclusive of international students from all over the globe. Yao was an international student from China and she had ambitious academic goals, enjoyed cross-country running, and shared her love of the arts as co-president of Art Club. Matt, the valedictorian for the class of 2018, was one of our first students to receive our specialized diploma for math and science. If you'd like to learn more about our international program, click here.
Middle school is a foundational social moment for young people and we recognize that building lasting friendships is an important aspect of our students' experience.