PRLog - Nov. 22, 2010 - PALOS VERDES PENINSULA, Calif. -- We as Administration, faculty, and staff are thoughtful and purposeful as we embrace with compassion our global community. Our intention is to inspire children to be passionate about being “participants in the world” caring for our fellow human beings and living successful, happy, and joyful lives. We are committed to supporting diversity and tolerance in our hearts and minds.
At Rolling Hills Country Day School, founded in 1961, we offer an educational environment that pursues excellence in the intellectual, moral, physical, and social development of our students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. While we present a forward-thinking curriculum, we are steeped in traditional educational values that foster ethical and independent work habits, community involvement, and strong interpersonal skills.
We provide an academic environment that challenges our students while nurturing them socially and emotionally. Our teachers create lessons that address varying auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning styles. Teachers encourage curiosity, acknowledge responsibility, support creative ideas, and appreciate different points of view. Small group activities, together with shared learning exercises, allow for a healthy balance of cooperative, competitive, and individual experiences.
Country Day is more than a school; it is an outlet of expression and interest where students are taught more than concepts. Students actively engage others in effective and purposeful communication with empathy, clarity, and contact.
As our students develop their skills and enhance their natural abilities using the tools we provide, they come ever closer to achieving, and often surpassing their goals. Students leave Country Day School with a sense of personal confidence, a global perspective, and a true commitment to grounding principles such as integrity, social awareness, and ethical leadership, all of which will help them succeed both as individuals and as members of the global community.
The leadership team at Country Day School is proud and humbled by both the responsibility of upholding the school’s strong legacy and the opportunity to shape its future.
As a private institution, Country Day School has the great benefit of being able to balance the need for strong test scores and foundational learning with the importance of teaching children how to conceptualize, process, respect, and define their shared world experience. Whereas many schools focus on preparing children for standardized achievement tests, Country Day School believes strongly that there is an equal if not greater need for things like experiential learning, the arts, and physical education. Our focus is, and always has been, the age-appropriate development of well-rounded, introspective, thoughtful, and engaged young people who will make a difference in the world, now and in the future.
To ensure that Country Day School succeeds in fulfilling these goals, its leaders work together as a team to explore the relevance and effectiveness of not just subject matter, but the exercises and experiences through which the children are introduced to them. We want them to develop a love for learning from the moment they step onto our campus – one that will follow them their entire lives through.