For 32 years, Rolling Hills Prep has offered a small, collaborative environment where engaged teachers connect with their students, building lifetime relationships in and out of the classroom. Located off Palos Verdes Drive North, our beautiful, green campus is a great place to spend your Middle and High School years. Offering a challenging academic program, our school allows students to excel in their studies while at the same time leading a balanced, meaningful life. From adventurous Outdoor Education trips that bond classes early in the year to a thriving arts and solid athletic program, our goal is to provide RHP students with a safe environment in which they can try new things that often become new passions in life.

Admission Events

Discovery Days
During a Discovery Day, parents have the opportunity to meet current faculty members, students, and administrators during a school day. Information on academic programs, admission, financial assistance, and extracurricular programs will be provided. 

Middle School Discovery Days:
Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Upper School Discovery Day
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 9:00-10:30 a.m.

All-School Open House:
January 20, 2018
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
At our All-School Open House, families can tour our campus, meet current students and teachers, participate in mini lessons, and learn about the admission process. 

Email Shannon Kitani to RSVP for our Open House.

ISEE Testing:
December 9, 2017
January 6, 2018
April 21, 2018

Priority Application Deadline

To be included in the first round of admission decisions, applications must be received by
Friday, February 2, 2018.

First Round Admission Decision Dates

Upper School (9-12) decisions are mailed on Friday, March 9, 2018. Contracts due back for new students by Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Middle School (6-8) decisions are mailed on Friday, March 16, 2018. Contracts due back for new students by Monday, March 26, 2018.

We request applicants offered contracts for enrollment respond by the dates listed above so the school may keep those listed in the wait pool updated on their status. Admission continues through August on an as-available basis only.

Flexible Tuition Deadline

The deadline to be considered for Flexible Tuition is February 2, 2018.

We recommend families interested in financial assistance apply for admission and flexible tuition as early as possible. We have a limited pool of money available for tuition assistance. As the admission season passes, our ability to offer flexible tuition decreases considerably.

We encourage you to attend one of our admission events or contact us to schedule a private tour.
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.

Message from the Director of Admission

Our admission philosophy is to educate students and families on our academically rigorous, forward-looking college prep school so that when you arrive on campus the following fall you will join a diverse student body, excited, engaged and ready to make a difference during your years with us. We offer tours daily and have several opportunities throughout the year for you to learn more about our programs, meet our teachers and students, and see how RHP and our campus make this a great place to come to school each day. Come see what it means to attend a school with “Rigor and Soul.” We look forward to meeting you soon.

Peter McCormack
Head of School, Acting Director of Admission

Admission Department

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About our Sister School

Our sister school on campus, Renaissance School for Arts and Sciences, is Southern California’s premier school for students in grades 5-12 who thrive in non-traditional learning environments. Please feel free to request and pass on information about Renaissance to families or friends who might benefit from that approach. We are “Two Great Schools. One Vibrant Community.”

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.