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Palos Verdes Peninsula Schools                                  

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The Palos Verdes School District serves the four cities of the Palos Verdes Peninsula (Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, and Rolling Hills). The school district currently has an enrollment of approx. 11,900 students and consists of 3 high schools, 3 intermediate schools, 10 elementary schools, and one early childhood development center. The school district enjoys an excellent reputation, which attracts many families to the Peninsula. The schools enjoy a high parent participation rate (particularly in the two elementary schools which require parental participation in the school room)

Many of the schools are California Distinguished Schools, and the schools in the District consistently rank among the top in California on standardized state test scores, such as the API and Star 9 tests. During 2003-2004, the Palos Verdes Unified School District ranked third (behind San Marino and La Canada) for all Los Angeles County School Districts in SAT results. 

In their December 10, 2007 issue , U.S. News & World Report ranked both Palos Verdes Peninsula High School (#89) and Palos Verdes High (#93) in the top 100 high schools in the United States. Federal officials have honored Peninsula High as a Blue Ribbon School (one of 35 nationwide), and also designated it as one of just 10 "New American High Schools". In addition, the Wall Street Journal ranked Peninsula in the top 10 of all public and private high schools.

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School is located in Rolling Hills Estates, and Palos Verdes High is located in Palos Verdes Estates and both high schools are California Distinguished Schools, with open enrollment to students on the Peninsula (they do not have enrollment boundaries). Palos Verdes High has a newer class scheduling structure, great for athletes, called block scheduling, where students attend three extended periods each day, alternating with their other three classes each day. Peninsula High has same periods for all classes each day. Over 97% of graduating seniors go on to continue their education. Palos Verdes Unified School District has some of the highest test scores in the state.


Cornerstone Elementary (Parent Participation)
6069 Groveoak
Place Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275-2261
(310) 378-0324 - (310) 378-1484 FAX
Mrs. Jody Pastell, Principal

Dapplegray Elementary
3011 Palos Verdes Drive North
Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274-7303
(310) 541-3706 - (310) 541-8265 FAX
Mr. Fred London, Principal

Lunada Bay Elementary
520 Paseo Lunado
Palos Verdes Estates CA 90274-4377
(310) 377-3005 - (310) 544-1265 FAX
Ms. Joan Romano, Principal

Mira Catalina Elementary
30511 Lucania Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275-6272
(310) 377-6731 - (310) 541-4220 FAX
Mr. Todd Mirsky, Principal

Miraleste Satellite & Early Learning Academy
6245 Via Canada
Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275-6540
(310) 732-0922 - (310) 732-5660 FAX
Mr. Todd Mirsky, Principal

Montemalaga Elementary
1121 Via Nogales
Palos Verdes Estates CA 90274-1671
(310) 378-5228 - (310) 375-7484 FAX
Mrs. Patricia Stewart, Principal

Point Vicente Elementary
30540 Rue de la Pierre
Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275-5364
(310) 377-6972 - (310) 377-7692 FAX
Mrs. Karen Jaconi Fleming, Principal

Rancho Vista Elementary (Parent Participation)
4323 Palos Verdes Drive North
Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274-1576
(310) 378-8388 - (310) 378-4980 FAX
Ms. Debra Loob, Principal

Silver Spur Elementary
5500 Ironwood Street
Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275-1739
(310) 378-5011 - (310) 378-7674 FAX
Mrs. Meriam Wilhelm, Principal

Soleado Elementary
27800 Longhill Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275-3909
(310) 377-6854 - (310) 544-0916 FAX
Mr. Kevin Allen, Principal

Vista Grande Elementary
7032 Purpleridge Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275-3059
(310) 377-6066 - (310) 541-4692 FAX
Dr. Patricia Vincent, Principal

3801 Via La Selva
Palos Verdes Estates CA 90274-1119
(310) 791-5078 - (310) 791-7684 (FAX)
Mrs. Shirley Resich, Director

Intermediate and High Schools 

Miraleste Intermediate
29323 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275-6470
(310) 732-0900 - (310) 521-8915 FAX
Mr. John Letcher, Principal

Palos Verdes Intermediate
2161 Via Olivera
Palos Verdes Estates CA 90274-1983
(310) 544-4816 - (310) 265-5944 FAX
Mrs. Diawn Stanley, Principal

Ridgecrest Intermediate
28915 Northbay Road
Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275-4902
(310) 544-2747 - (310) 265-1716 (FAX)
Mr. Patrick Corwin, Principal

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
27118 Silver Spur Road
Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274-2300
(310) 377-4888 - (310) 544-4378 FAX
Mr. Kelly Johnson, Principal

Rancho Del Mar High School (Continuation High School)
38 Crest Road West
Rolling Hills CA 90274-5058
(310) 377-6691 - (310) 544-5526 FAX
Mrs. Rosemary Humphrey, Principal

Palos Verdes High School
600 Cloyden Road
Palos Verdes Estates CA 90274-1869
(310) 378-8471 - (310) 378-0311 FAX
Mr. Christopher Bowles, Principal 
Private Schools:


Rolling Hills Country Day School in Rolling Hills Estates, CA

26444 Crenshaw Blvd RHE

310-377- 4848, K-8


Peninsula Heritage School in Rolling Hills Estates, CA

26944 Rolling Hills Rd RHE

310-541-4795, Pre-K - 5


Chadwick School

26800 S. Academy Drive Palos Verdes Peninsula

310- 377-1543, K-12


International Bilingual School:

Japanese, 300 B Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates 90274

310-373-0430 K-12th


Rolling Hills Preparatory:

300 A Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

310-791-1101, 6-12th grade


Brighter Days Montessori School in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 1903

W Summerland St. RPV    


Montessori School Of RPV in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

32201 Forrestal Drive RPV



Peninsula Montessori School in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

31100 Hawthorne Blvd RPV



Christ Lutheran Church & School in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

28850 S Western Ave RPV

310-831-0848, K - 8


St John Fisher in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

5446 Crest Rd RPV

310-377-5571, K - 8

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