RHCDS is a great school. They concentrate on the whole child. The way I've seen that translate in my experience, has been that there is a major focus on studies and character. I have two daughters that have been to RHCDS. One is recently graduated. The other has been there since K and is now in 7th. Our family liked the overall philosophy of the school and bought in straight away. It's all about the kids and helping them evolve into good, intelligent human beings. Public speaking is something that gets special attention early on and continues to progress from Kindergarten through 8th grade. By the time the kids graduate, they are well versed in being up, speaking, in front of large groups. Yes, there is homework. Yes, the tests are challenging. There is also a lot of camaraderie and connections that are made that our families finds invaluable. For example, on any given day, there may be a soccer match being played on the field, and a volleyball game being played on the court. Families, teachers, administration are about rooting on the kids. But you will also find playground staff and cleaning crew rooting as well alongside everyone else. For me, that moment sums up our experience at RHCDS: a genuine sense of caring from the top down. It was one of those decisions that we reflect on and know that we would do it all over again in a second.
This is the best school in Palos Verdes. The teachers and administration truly care about the school and each individual child. My children went to neighboring public schools and programs kept getting cut due to funding and class sizes kept getting larger. Since coming to RHCDS they are receiving fabulous well-rounded education. I'm so happy my friend told me about this school. Our family couldn't be happier.
The school ranks very low academically, school administration needs overhaul and change is needed. The leader is not the right person to run the school...pity to see the existing students in the school....there's better schools around the RPV area. Even those not in the school has nothing good to comment about the leadership of the school. Pity those parents who are in the school.
Teachers are of poor quality and the leader of the school is out of touch with the developments of the world. Time for her to be moved out. A leader too long is not healthy for the school, both academically as well as the morale of the school.
We are very fortunate to send our children to RHCDS. We have been attending this school for almost eight years. After touring the school (prior to starting Kindergarten), I distinctly remember my husband looking and asking him "what do you think?" He looked at me and said "why wouldn't we send our kids to this school?" It was the BEST decision we made! The students are academically challenged, encouraged to be thoughtful, considerate and good people. They are constantly challenging their minds and promoting good core values. At the end of each school year, I keep thinking that it can't get any better and it does! This school truly values their students and wants them all to strive and challenge themselves. My parents would always say "education is the greatest gift you can give a child" and this is constantly being fulfilled at RHCDS.
This has been the best investment for my children. Even though we live in a community with great schools, we decided to give them them more, that is why we chose RHCDS. They continue to amaze my wife and I with their high level of teaching. The faculty is of the highest caliber and they know how to challenge and inspire my children every single day. They really care and work with their families to help achieve positive, respectful and confident children. RHCDS also instills good old fashioned traditional values but also well prepares them for the 21st century. I am confident that both of my kids will be well prepared for their future endeavors.
I cannot say enough good things about Rolling Hills Country Day School. From the PE (volleyball, soccer, basketball, swimming, yoga, badminton, etc.), art, music, Mandarin, Spanish, science lab, computer lab and library to the traditional academics, RHCDS educates the whole child. My child is happy, well adjusted, and enjoys going to school. He likes his teachers, playground staff and his friends. The parents are involved, down to earth and fun to be around. I have had nothing but positive interaction with the administration, staff and teachers. The reason I like RHCDS is my child gets more than a traditional education of reading, writing and math. He is exposed to so much more and I feel that this environment creates a more well rounded person. I feel lucky to provide my child with this education.