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Homemade Papyrus Paper Video

December 5, 2014
By Ms. Klimp

Students in Grade 6 are studying Ancient Egypt in history class. This student created homemade paper using papyrus strips and created this fantastic time-lapse video to accompany a class presentation. Great job, Riley!


Grade 2 Visits Experium

November 21, 2014
By Mrs. Hardy

Second graders had a blast with hands-on experiments during their field trip to Experium Science Academy.  Students explored the world of acids and bases and also made edible florescent gummies they were able to enjoy!

Musical Rehearsal

November 17, 2014
By Mrs. Parker

Middle School students are busy rehearsing for this year's musical, Guys and Dolls, which will premiere on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Every year, seventh and eighth grade students have the opportunity to audition for the musical, which is directed and produced by Mrs. Peggy Johns-Campbell with music by Mrs. Diane Parker. Students are involved in all aspects of the production, from sound and lighting to set design.


November 14, 2014
By Mr. Baran

A Middle School student shot a hole-in-one during the Golf Elective last Friday. Country Day School offers three elective periods every school year. Middle School students are offered a wide array of elective opportunities, including Photography, Art Journals, Tennis, and Debate & Public Speaking, to name a few.

Weight Distribution in LS Science & Engineering

November 4, 2014
By Dr. Nyberg

Grade 2 students learn about weight distribution and surface area in the Lower School Science & Engineering Lab. Students used empty paper cups layered with cardboard to see which arrangement would hold the most weight. They built the layers up gradually, and some students were able to stand on as few as three cups, which was an interesting surprise for them. It was also a lesson in teamwork--the tricky part was getting on and off the cups and staying still once the student was standing on top.


Welcome to RHCDS

RHCDS is a premier Kindergarten through Grade 8 school on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Our Lower School (Kindergarten to 5th Grade) and Middle School (6th through 8th grades) offer small class-sizes and specialized educators in multiple subjects. We are an independent, WASC accredited school serving families in Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, San Pedro, and several other communities in the South Bay. 

Student Quote of the Week

I like to go to the Science Lab during recess. You always learn new things, and there are lots of animals.

~Grade 1 Student