Rolling Hills Preparatory School has embraced and exemplified what it means to be a green campus since 2007 when the school moved to its spectacular location on Palos Verdes Drive North. Reducing the carbon footprint and encouraging the campus population to embrace an environmentally sound lifestyle is a distinguishing RHP characteristic. The construction of the campus in 2007 included numerous green initiatives such as maintaining the proper ratio of trees to people and recycling demolished structures. These efforts distinguished RHP as the first green campus in the US (built from the ground up) west of the Mississippi River. RHP continues to explore ways to incorporate other environmental initiatives that will reduce the school’s carbon footprint. This initiative recently led to our installing 700 solar panels in order to reduce the school's energy bill by an estimated 93%. At certain times of the year, the school pumps energy back into the Southern California grid, becoming a source of power for others.

Nature Spaces

Being environmentally conscious is a priority at RHP and we have designed several spaces on campus to connect students with nature.
  • Production-sized Greenhouse
  • California Native Plant Walk
  • Husky Garden
  • Outdoor Kitchen & Classroom

Husky Garden

Our new garden is located in the West Wing of our campus. It features an outdoor kitchen, outdoor classroom, 16 raised beds, and a wide variety of flowers, vegetable plants, and fruit trees. Learning in the garden is incorporated in many aspects of Renaissance's curriciulum, especially in middle school.

Rolling Hills Preparatory School

One Rolling Hills Prep Way
1500 Palos Verdes Drive North
San Pedro, CA 90732

T: (310) 791-1101 | F: (323) 310-9973 
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.