"The greatest strength of RHP is the family feeling. Prep molds people in a good way. By senior year I'm confident that all Prep kids feel they can achieve anything, talk to anyone, have a good foundation of who they are, and be successful in life." - An RHP Alum

Fast Facts

List of 5 items.

  • Enrollment

    215 (Grades 6-12)

    Class of 2011: 33
    Class of 2012: 43
    Class of 2013: 42
  • Teaching Faculty

    32 full-time, 11 part-time
    M.A. / M.S.: 28
    B.A. / B.S.: 14
    Doctorate: 1
    Average class size: 16
    Faculty: Student Ratio: 1:9
  • Additional Academic Information

    72% of the senior class will have taken 4 years of Mathematics.
    80% of the senior class will have taken 4 years of Science.
    27% of the senior class will have taken 4 years of Foreign Language.
    100% of the senior class will have taken 4 years of English.
    90% of the senior class will have taken 4 years of Social Studies.
  • Accreditation

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
    California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
  • Memberships

    California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
    National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)


All courses at Rolling Hills Preparatory are college preparatory. Courses are heterogeneously grouped, with the exception of English II Honors, AP English Literature & Composition, AP English Language & Composition, AP European History, Honors U.S. History, AP U.S. History, Honors Economics & Government, AP Psychology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Physics B, Chemistry Honors, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, and all World Language courses at the Honors or AP level.

Diploma Requirements

For graduation, the school requires completion of the following credits (10 credits = 1 school year) for a total of 225 credits:
  • English - 40 credits
  • Mathematics - 30 credits
  • History - 35 credits
  • Economics - 5 credits
  • Science - 30 credits
  • World Languages - 30 credits
  • Arts - 20 credits
  • P.E. - 20 credits
  • Electives - 10 credits
Note: This is a minimum. Competitive colleges and universities expect more.

Colleges Attended by Recent RHP Graduates

Amherst College, Arizona State University, Babson College, Barnard College, Baylor University, Bennington College, Boston University, Brigham Young University, Calif. Lutheran University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CSU Chico, CSU Fullerton, CSU Northridge, CSU Long Beach, CSU Pomona, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Chapman University, chicago Art Institute, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth University, DePauw University, Duke University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Emerson College, George Washington University, Hampton University, Johns Hopkins University, Lake Forest College, Lafayette College, Lewis & Clark College, Loyola Marymount University, Marquette University, Maryland Institute College of Art, NJ Institute of Science & Technology, New School University, New York University, Northwestern University, Occidental College, Ohio State University, Pepperdine University, Purdue University, Reed College, Rhode Island School of Design, St. Lawrence University, San Diego State University, Santa Clara University, Sarah Lawrence College, Smith College, Sonoma State University, Southern Methodist University, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, Syracuse University, Tufts University, University of Arizona, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Diego, University of Connecticut, University of Denver, University of Massachusetts-Boston, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, University of the Pacific, University of Pennsylvania, University of Puget Sound, University of Redlands, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, University of Southern California, University of Washington, Washington University-St. Louis, Wheaton College, Whitman College, Whittier College

Non-Discrimination Policy

Rolling Hills Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnic or national origin, religion, disability, gender, or sexual orientation in the administration of its admission and educational policies, financial aid program, or athletic and other school administered programs.

Download the RHP School Profile

  • 2016-2017 RHP School Profile
    Every college and university to which a Rolling Hills Prep student applies receives a copy of this School Profile, which provides a snapshot of the strength of the academic preparation that each RHP graduate has received. It is in the context of our very strong academic program that colleges consider applicants from RHP.

Signature Programs

Computer Coding
American Sign Language
Outdoor Education
Senior Internships
Human Service Organizations
World History

Rolling Hills Preparatory School

One Rolling Hills Prep Way
1500 Palos Verdes Drive North
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.