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Chadwick At A Glance

Chadwick School is the only K-12 independent coeducational day school in the greater South Bay Area. 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.
  • Year Founded: 1935
  • Headmaster: Frederick T. "Ted" Hill, installed in 1998
  • Student Population: 830 students from approximately 30 communities
  • Village School (K-6): 320 students
  • Middle School (7-8): 150 students
  • Upper School (9-12): 360 students
  • Students of color: 44 percent
  • Faculty:
  • K-12 Faculty: 109
  • 62 percent with advanced degrees
  • Eight-to-one student-to-faculty ratio
  • Campus:
    • 26800 S. Academy Drive, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
    • 45 acres; 22 school buildings and 31 faculty residences
  • Tuition for the 2013 - 2014 School Year:
Grades K-6 $25,940
Grades 7-8 $29,070
Grades 9-12 $30,640

Financial Aid: Just under $3 million in need-based aid (including the need/merit-based Malone Scholarship and MacFarlane Leadership Scholarship) is distributed for the school year 2013-2014 to 16.5 percent of the student body.

Annual Fund: 2012-2013 school year: $1.28 million

Academic Facilities:

  • Seeley Mudd Building (includes science classrooms, labs and preparation rooms, foreign language rooms, offices and the Roy Nutt Lecture Hall)
  • Roessler Hall, John Fiske Middle School Building, Gladys Quinlin Middle School Science Laboratory and Botanical Garden
  • Village School Complex including the Village Science Center, art rooms, music facilities, playgrounds, administrative offices

Arts Facilities:

  • The Geoffrey Alan Laverty Center for the Performing Arts with indoor theaters, classroom space and studios, the Stephens Theater, an art gallery, a technical theater and the Rosenwald Amphitheater
  • Fine arts studios and photography studio with digital equipment

Leavenworth Library Learning Center:

  • 28,000 volumes, four classrooms, audio-visual room, reading and periodical lounges, three study rooms and lounge, technology area with desktop computers and wireless lab
  • Separate library for Grades K-6 including a research area and a story corner

Technology Center:

  • Eight fully-equipped computer labs, network and internet access in all classrooms and the library
  • Computers in all Village School classrooms

Athletic Facilities:

  • Pascoe Pavilion Gymnasium, the Commander Chadwick Football/Athletic Field, swimming complex, baseball and softball fields

Student Services Facilities:

  • Administration Building, Brogan Hall, Christensen Dining Hall (serving lunch daily), Health Office (staffed by registered nurse and athletic trainer during school hours)
  • College Counseling Center
  • Guidance Counseling Center



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With a sprawling 45-acre campus in Palos Verdes, some might say Chadwick School is off the beaten path ― at least when it comes to the average L.A. commute. Even so, we’re proud that more than 800 students from 30 SoCal communities, from Long Beach to El Segundo and beyond, have chosen to call Chadwick home. Click here to see a map of our bus stops.

Chadwick School / 26800 South Academy Drive, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, 90274 / 310-377-1543
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