Chadwick School

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    Chadwick School is the only K-12 independent coeducational day school in the greater South Bay Area.

    26800 Academy Drive Palos Verdes Peninsula, California 90274

    view phone(310) 377-1543


    Grade: DK - 12
    20 students
    Established in: 1935
    Student Teacher Ratio: 8:1
    Uniforms Required: No
    Average Class Size: 20


    Our 45-acre campus sits atop a hill on the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula - a tranquil setting conducive to serious study, opportunities for self-discovery and companionship among friends. With a commitment to economic, social and ethnic diversity, Chadwick draws students from approximately 30 Los Angeles-area communities. The school community remains true to founder Margaret Chadwick’s guiding principles, blending them with the innovations of the ensuing years. Chadwick School emphasizes academic excellence, personal growth opportunities and development of character, as represented by our five core values: Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Compassion and Honesty.

    Mission Statement
    Chadwick, a K-12 school founded in 1935, is dedicated to the development of academic excellence, exemplary character, and self-discovery through experience. We live in accordance with our core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, fairness, and compassion.
    Through active participation in a diverse school community, students prepare to contribute meaningfully to their local, national, and global communities. Talented and caring faculty and staff cultivate in each student the joy of learning, self-confidence, well-being, and the individual gifts that each possesses. By living and learning in an atmosphere of integrity and trust, students come to expect the best of themselves and others.

    More Information:

    Accreditations: California Association of Independent Schools, National Association of Independent Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    Tuition: $24,800
    Financial aid: Other
    Top 3 universities graduates attend: Harvard
    Religious programs: Not Applicable
    Percentage of teachers with advanced degrees: 60
    Day Care: Yes
    AP classes: Art History, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Culture, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Compostion, Environmental Science, French Language, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statisctics, Studio Art, US History
    Foreign languages taught: French, Spanish
    Athletic programs: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Physical Education, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball
    Fine Arts taught: 3D Art, Acting, Art, Band, Ceramics, Choir/Chorus, Computer Graphics, Computer Lab, Creative Lab, Creative Writing, Dance, Debate, Design, Drama, Draw, Ensemble, Improv, Instrumental, Journalism, Kindermusic, Literature, Music, Music Appreciation, Orchestra, Orff Instruments, Painting, Percussion, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Speech, Theatre, Video, Visual Arts, Vocal, Writing, Yearbook, Other
    Special Service: Gifted
    Standardized tests given: Educational Record Bureau, Independent School Entrance Exam
    Academic and Enrichment programs: Domestic Field Trips, Exchange Students, Honors Level Classes, International Field Trips, Summer Camps, AP Classes

    SAT Scores

    Math 702
    Reading 681
    Writing 712

    ACT Scores

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