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) as well as an unincorporated area known as Palos Verdes Peninsula. The school district currently has an enrollment of approx. 11,900 students and consists of 3 high schools (two comprehenxive high schools and one continuation school) , 3 intermediate schools (grades 6-8), 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). Palos Verdes Unified School District web site. 

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 (see results below). The State of California now has a great website to compare information about the schools in an area, with information about test scores, Advanced Placement Courses, student/teacher ratio, per student spending, and much more!

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.

Schools Attendance Boundaries:   Note: The two comprehensive high schools do not have attendance boundaries).  Click on school boundary map to see PVPUSD school boundary maps or the Palos Verdes Unified School district school locator to input your address to show your local schools.Those students who live in the Eastview area ( Area 88 in the boundary matrix in the link above ) have a one-time election to enroll in either the Palos Verdes School District ( attending Dapplygray Elementary and Miraleste Intermediate ) , or the Los Angeles Unified School District (  Dodson Middle School and Crestwood Elementary School. ). Those living in the Eastview area do not pay the bonded indebtedness on their property tax bills ( 2009/2010 of $21.64 per $100,000 valuation ) for the Palos Verdes School District, but instead are billed for the Los Angeles Unified School District boded indebtedness on their property tax bills  (2009/2010 of $151 per $100,000 valuation ). Eastview residents vote only on School Board elections for Los Angeles Unified Schools regardless of whether they have elected to attend the Palos Verdes School District. 

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

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

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

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

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

Miraleste Satellite & Early Learning Academy 
6245 Via Canada
Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275-6540
(310) 732-0922 - (310) 732-5660 FAX

> About the Academy

> Request for Enrollment

> Philosophy

> Mission Statement & Goals

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
Edline Site

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
Edline Site | School Web Site

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

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

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

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

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
Edline Site


Intermediate and High School

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

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

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

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
Edline Site - School Web Site

 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
Edline Site | School Plan

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

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 Distinquished Schools, with open enrollment to students on the Peninsula (they do not have enrollment boundaries). Palos Verdes HIgh has a unique class scheduling structure, called block scheduling, where students attend three extended periods each day, alternating with their other three classes each day. Peninsula High has a more traditional structure of the 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. 

School Accountability Report Cards ( Click on the link to the left to search for your local school location )

The PDF versions of each School Accountability Report Card, or Profile, requires Acrobat Reader for online viewing. The PDF version can be printed. 

School Test Scores can be seen by Clicking Here


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, CA 90274, 310-373-0430. K-12th 

Rolling Hills Preparatory: 
   300 A Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274, 310-791-1101, Sixth-12th grade

Brighter Days Montessori School in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
1903 W Summerland St. RPV  (310) 831-2600

Montessori School Of RPV in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 
  32201 Forrestal Drive RPV 310-541-0444

Peninsula Montessori School in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 
31100 Hawthorne Blvd RPV 310-544-3099

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

Preschools and Nursery Schools:


Town and Country Nursery School,

2200 Via Rosa 2201 Palos Verdes, CA 90274 (310) 375-2829

Contact: Rose Marie Mumby


Peninsula Community Preschool,

5640 W. Crestridge Road RPV, CA 90275 (310) 377-4391

Contact: Lisa Nicolello, Director    
Ascension Lutheran PreschoolAscension Lutheran Church Elca: Ascension Lutheran Preschool
26231 Silver Spur Road Rolling Hls Ests, CA 90275-1517  (310) 373-6083

Peninsula Montessori School  
31100 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 | (310) 544-3099

Rancho Palos Verdes Pre-School

28451 Indian Peak Road, Palos Vrds Pnsla, CA    (310) 541-2405

Palos Verdes Hills Co-Op  

6 Lariat Lane, Rolling Hls Ests, CA (310) 377-8839

Discovery World Early Education Center550 Deep Valley Dr # 217, Rolling Hls Ests, CA (310) 265-6650 

New Horizons Child Development Center26945 Rolling Hills Road, Rolling Hls Ests, CA (310) 377-4349

Portuguese Bend Nursery School Abalone Cove 
1228 252nd St  Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 (310) 377-4788   

Children's World Learning Center
5621 Montemalaga Dr RPV, CA 90275  (310) 378-9611  
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