Q. When and where can I pick up admissions information/application?
A. Applications are available in August of each preceding school year and can be completed either online or in person. Contact the Admissions Office at (310) 377-4848 ext. 7022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Q. When can we visit the campus?
A. Prospective applicants and their parents are encouraged to attend Country Day’s Open House on Sunday, January 31, 2016, from 1:00-3:00 P.M. Reservations are not required. We also provide tours by appointment. You may schedule a campus tour by reserving a time online, by clicking here, or by calling the Admissions Office at (310) 377-4848.
Q. What is the enrollment at Rolling Hills Country Day School?
A. We are a Kindergarten through Grade 8 facility with a total enrollment capacity of 400 students. Each fall, approximately 32 Kindergartners are enrolled, two classes with a maximum of 16 students per class. Grades 1-5 each have two classes with 20-24 students in each class. We enroll a maximum of 52 students in each of the Middle School grades with class sizes averaging 20 students. Middle School math and English classes are further reduced to an average of 12 students per class.
Q. Who are the Rolling Hills Country Day School faculty?
A. The RHCDS faculty are highly educated and experienced educators, over 50 percent of whom have achieved a Masters or PhD. Our teachers are expected to have at least six years of teaching experience before joining our staff. Some are veterans of other independent schools, including international schools, while others have worked in public schools prior to joining RHCDS. What they have in common are strong preparation in their fields of study, a commitment to professional growth, and a desire for meaningful and productive relationships with students.
Q. Where do Rolling Hills Country Day students go to high school?
A. Our graduates matriculate to over 15 different high schools across the South Bay and the country with approximately half remaining in the private sector and the other half moving on to the public high schools in the district. Students who enroll in private high schools look to Loyola, Chadwick, Marymount, Bishop Montgomery, St. John Bosco, and Mary Star. Country Day graduates have matriculated at many prestigious boarding schools, including Cate, the Webb Schools, Deerfield Academy, and Choate Rosemary Hall, among others.
Q. How does Rolling Hills Country Day School select students for admission?
A. RHCDS seeks to admit the following:
Students who have demonstrated a readiness for challenging curriculum that focuses on creative and critical thinking.
Students whose families support the mission, purpose and values of the school.
Students who are interested in learning beyond the classroom and becoming members of the global community.
Q. What are the tuition and fees for Rolling Hills Country Day School?
A. Click Here to go to the tuition information page.
Q. Is the school accredited?
A. Rolling Hills Country Day School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We are also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Educational Records Bureau (ERB), and the California Kindergarten Association.
Q. Is it too late to apply?
A. We offer “rolling enrollment,” which means we accept applications and conduct small group entrance evaluations until each class is full. Call to inquire about possible openings.