About the School
Rolling Hills Preparatory School (RHP), Renaissance and REACH Schools, a blend of three great schools in one vibrant school community, is a model unique in the independent school world. The schools are able to help students meet their potential as learners, innovators and global citizens. Students are drawn from a diverse economic, ethnic, religious and social background.
Every individual who steps foot on the RHP campus is encouraged to observe The Four Pillars: Disciplined Minds, Sound Character, Healthy Bodies and Creative Spirits. These core values provide the RHP students with the tools they need to be thoughtful, ethical and healthy citizens wherever they go.
Rolling Hills Prep School was founded in 1981 as an independent not-for-profit coeducational day school for grades six through 12 located in a residential community outside of Los Angeles. The founders wished to create “an academic powerhouse with a soul, ” believing firmly that, given talented, committed teachers, passionate about their disciplines and supportive of the whole child, a school can prepare young people for success and happiness in college and beyond without burning them out in the process.
In 1992, RHP added middle school grades, moved and added programs in academics, the arts, athletics and outdoor education as the enrollment grew to well over 200 students.
In April 2004, the trustees of Rolling Hills Preparatory School established the Renaissance School, which was specifically created to give the gift of time to middle school students who face challenges learning in a traditional classroom setting. The Renaissance School was intentionally designed to incorporate flexibility in the student’s program of study, allowing them to understand and master a skill before moving on to the next application or concept. The teaching approach of Renaissance School was, and continues to be, based on an educational therapy model, meaning teachers meet each student where they are currently in the learning process, teach in the moment, and have a responsibility to respond to the immediate needs of each student while building a strong foundation for future learning. As an evolution of the Renaissance teaching model, the school developed the Career, Life, Academic, and Social Skills (CLASS) program that fosters and integrates life and career skills to prepare students for their transition into young adult.
The Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools Board of Trustees seeks an experienced educator who embraces the school’s mission, who appreciates its core values and who can help build and realize a vision for the school’s future.
How to Apply
Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following documents:
- EC Candidate Summary Sheet (contact Marcus Hurlbut and Joan Beauregard for this document)
- Letter of Interest addressed to the Search Committee
- Current Resume
- Statement of Educational Philosophy
- A Diversity Statement describing your specific skills/experiences working with diverse populations, your values related to diversity and inclusion issues, and how you see yourself contributing to achieving equity and enhancing diversity at RHP
- A list of five or more references with contact information (name, relationship to candidate, phone and email addresses)
- Up to three letters of reference (optional) Application materials are to be sent in a single Word document or PDF.