Explore the Middle School Curriculum

At Rolling Hills Prep School, we provide a rigorous academic curriculum in a stimulating and exciting learning environment where all teachers integrate multiple learning approaches and emphasize hands-on educational experiences.

In meeting our mission, we develop students’ disciplined minds in all academic areas including English, science, history, world language, math, PE, and the arts. Rolling Hills Prep School develops students’ creative spirits through robust arts and science opportunities which include music, drama, horticulture, computer coding, and Lego robotics instruction and competitions, as well as art gallery, museum, and theatrical production experiences.

All students, regardless of previous experience or ability, are encouraged to develop their healthy bodies through participating in the school’s multifaceted PE and athletic program which offers basketball, volleyball, and soccer for both girls and boys, as well as diverse activities such as cardio smash, swimming, skateboarding, flag football, hip-hop, walking, biking, circus sports and nutrition classes.

Rolling Hills Prep prides itself on developing in its students sound character through the outdoor education program, service learning opportunities, and advisory system. We challenge students to explore their particular strengths as they become aware of their individual, social, and intellectual gifts. To foster each student's growth we use a strong advisory program in which teachers work directly with small groups of students and their parents to mentor students during this transitional and exciting phase of becoming a young adult.

The sixth grade curriculum initiates students into the expectations of the Middle School. The faculty works with the students carefully as they make the transition from a self-contained elementary school program to a departmentalized middle school. Students develop an increased sense of responsibility and are encouraged to take the initiative for their learning.

The seventh grade curriculum builds upon the foundations laid in the sixth grade to develop highly motivated, high achieving learners who excel in the classroom and gain confidence in their social interactions with peers.

The eighth grade curriculum prepares students for the rigors and independence necessary for success in the Upper School by cementing organization skills as well as group cooperation and collaboration strategies.

Message from Director of Middle School

In the RHP middle school, we continue to pride ourselves on creating an environment where students are pushed to reach their greatest potential while maintaining a balanced and fulfilled life. Through our academic program, students complete a rigorous series of course requirements that deepens their knowledge and expand their critical thinking skills to prepare them to achieve at their fullest potential at competitive colleges world wide. We work in partnership with parents to develop in our college-bound students Disciplined Minds, Sound Character, Healthy Bodies, and Creative Spirits. Achieving our mission requires learning experiences that go beyond the classroom.  We provide each child diverse educational opportunities that may take place during an advisory discussion, or through a Service Learning project, or on an Outdoor Education trip. Transformative experiences do not always happen within a classroom, and we are committed to educating your children through many avenues.

Heidi Morris
Director of Middle School

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  • Heidi Morris 

    Director of Renaissance, Director of Middle School
    310-791-1101 ext. 147
    University of Oregon - BA
    CSU Dominguez Hills - MA

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.