As you and your family make plans to study in the US, we'd like to make you aware of the specialized admission process needed for International Students. 

International Admission Process

List of 12 items.

  • Requesting Information

    Thank you for your interest in Rolling Hills Prep School. Please use our inquiry form or email our staff directly to request information.
  • Application for Admission

    Application pages: Please complete the online application.
  • Parent Perspective

    This must be filled out in English (or translated into English). RHP enrolls families and we value your view of your child very much. The parent's statement is very important to our process.
  • Candidate's Statement

    The student in his or her own handwriting must complete this form. We understand that the student may not be fully fluent in English.
  • Official Transcripts

    We require official transcripts from the past three years of schooling. The transcripts must be translated and have the appropriate dates, stamps and credentials. If the student has studied in the US previously, transcripts must be provided from the US school as well.
  • Teacher Recommendation For Math

    The recommendation must come from the student's current teacher and must be in English (or be translated). Tutors, family friends, and other relatives should not fill out these forms. You will need the Math Teacher Recommendation for International Students.
  • Personal Recommendation

    A family friend, mentor, coach or guardian may fill out this form.
  • International Testing

    All international students applying for admission to upper school, grades 9-12, must take the TOEFL IBT to be considered for admission. This test is widely available internationally. The TOEFL score requirements for Rolling Hills Preparatory school are below. For more information and to register for the TOEFL, please click here.

    Grade LevelTOEFL-IBT
    11th79 or above
    10th70 or above
    9th55 or above

    Middle School Applicants
    Applicants to middle school, grades 6-8, must take the TOEFL Jr. or TOEFL test.   For more information and to register for the TOEFL Jr., please click here.
    The RHP school code  for TOEFL and TOEFL JR. is 322
  • Student and Parent Interviews

    This is an extremely important part of the application. All applicants must be interviewed by an admission representative. Although we prefer to meet all applicants in person, skype interview will be arranged if the student or parent cannot travel to the US, In cases where the student will be living in the US with another family member/guardian/host family, we require they also visit the school and be interviewed as well. Please contact the admission office directly to make interview arrangements.
  • Tuition Payment

    When a student is accepted, an acceptance letter and enrollment contract will be sent by mail or email. If the student decides to enroll, a 10% tuition deposit is required. This can be wired from the home country or a US check can be written. All funds must be in US dollars ($). After the deposit is paid, tuition must be paid according to the school's tuition schedule. If the tuition is not paid in accordance with the school's schedule, the I-20 will be terminated.
  • I-20 Form

    Download the 1-20 Questionnaire here. Once the tuition deposit is received, the office of admission will prepare and send the I-20 form by Federal Express to the student in his or her home country. Confirmation letters of admissions and copies of acceptance letter will also be included in this packet to make certain that travel to the US goes smoothly. It is the responsibility of the student and family to make arrangements for a visa interview in the home country. RHP does not know each government's regulations and does not assist in scheduling these appointments.

    Once the student enrolls, RHP expects him or her to be a part of the complete academic and social curriculum. This includes participating in new student orientation, Upper or Middle School campus retreats and all outdoor education programs.

    We also expect to be informed of any changes to living arrangements. If we find that a student's arrangements have changed or are hindering the student's academic progress, we will reevaluate the student's enrollment at RHP. The school must approve any changes in living arrangements in advance of such changes, and reserves the right to terminate enrollment and cancel an I-20 visa if a student changes living arrangements without informing the school in advance.
  • Homestay

    When an International student joins RHP we are happy to assist in finding a qualified, committed family in our local area for our International students to live with.  It’s our goal to place with similar values, interest and more importantly an understanding that both the student and host family operate as a family unit in many, if not all aspects of their lives inside and outside the classroom. Once we have successfully matched students and hosts, we provide ongoing guidance, cultural resources and local support to ensure that all parties have the tools and communication they need to succeed in in their American homestay and develop the deep and lasting relationships that give them this Global experience.

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.