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. 11,500 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.The State of California now has a website to review information about the Palos Verdes School District.

Schools Attendance Boundaries:   Note: The two comprehensive high schools do not have attendance boundaries).  Click on 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 Dapplegray 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. 

For information on the Palos Verdes individual schools go to the elementary school info, intermediate school info and high school info.

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. 


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  
Maureen Megowan
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