"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

    194 (Grades 6-12)

    Class of 2015: 40
    Class of 2016: 35
    Class of 2017: 48
  • Teaching Faculty

    28 full-time, 11 part-time
    M.A. / M.S.: 16
    B.A. / B.S.: 19
    Doctorate: 2
    Average class size: 16
    Faculty: Student Ratio: 1:7
  • 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

Academy of Art University
American University
Azusa Pacific University
Belmont University
Beloit College
Berklee College of Music 
Birmingham-Southern College
Boston College
Brooks Institute of Photography
Butler College
Butler University
California Lutheran University
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University, Channel Islands
California State University, Chico
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Long Beach
Case Western Reserve University
Chapman University
Clark University
College of Charleston
College of Saint Benedict
College of Wooster
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Cornish College of the Arts
DePaul University
Drexel University
Duquesne University
El Camino College
Elon University
Emerson College
Fairfield University
George Washington University
Hawaii Pacific University
Ithaca College
Knox College
Loyola Marymount University
Marist College
Marymount California University
Miami University, Oxford
Mills College
Montana State University, Bozeman 
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Ida College
New York University
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Occidental College
Oregon State University
Pace University, New York City
Parsons School of Design – The New School
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Point Park University
Quinnipiac University
Saint John's /Saint Benedict 
Saint Mary's College of California
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Seattle University
Sonoma State University
Southern Methodist University
Southern Oregon University
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Texas Christian University
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Kentucky
University of La Verne
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Mississippi
University of New Hampshire at Durham
University of Oregon
University of Pittsburgh
University of Portland
University of Redlands
University of Rhode Island
University of San Diego
University of Southern California
University of Tampa
University of the Pacific 
University of Washington
University of Washington, Bothell
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Weber State University
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

  • 2017-2018 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: (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.