Middle School Horticulture Arts

6th Grade
Students learn the basic concepts of how to plant and take care of edible and non-edible plants. They also learn the fundamentals of cooking in the kitchen. During the class, we also cover the basic relationship between horticulture and art.

7th Grade
Students learn about garden design and create a landscape design project using the elements of art they learned in the sixth grade. In the outdoor kitchen, the students cook seasonal dishes and use ingredients from the garden.

8th Grade
Students learn and execute advanced garden skills, including propagation, grafting, and companion planting. As a class, we design and plant the garden beds. In the outdoor kitchen, the students cook seasonal dishes and use ingredients from the garden.

Upper School Horticulture Arts

Culinary Arts
Set in the beautiful Husky Organic Garden, students learn to cook and create unique dishes with freshly-picked organic ingredients.

Habitat and Environmental Restoration for Service Learning (X and Y Blocks)
Students study native plants and habitat restoration, grow a variety of unique plants, and learn about sustainable landscaping. Students work with the Palos Verdes Land Conservancy to help preserve the Peninsula's natural habitat through volunteer days and working in the nearby native plant nursery.

Garden to Table

The Garden to Table club meets every Thursday and is open to both middle and upper school students. Each week, a student plans a healthy, easy-to-make lunch recipe that we create right in the kitchen. The student can use ingredients from the garden and/or bring in their own ingredients. During the year, each student experiences over 20 different healthy and delicious recipes. 

Husky Organics Garden

Our campus features a garden, outdoor classroom, and kitchen.  Click here to read more about the Husky Organics Garden. 

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.