Greetings from Chadwick School! Whether you are a prospective student, parent, or simply interested in learning more about our people and programs, I’m pleased to welcome you.
For more than 80 years, Chadwick has been so much more than just a place to go to school. Generations of proud alumni, our current faculty, students and their parents will tell you about the Core Values of a Chadwick education that shape all that we do within and outside the classroom.
We believe those Core Values of honesty, respect, responsibility, fairness and compassion are essential building blocks for success in school, college and later life.
Chadwick School has always emphasized the importance of excellence in the classroom, labs, studios, and playing fields. But our students are so much more than a collection of high grades, standardized test scores and lists of admission to selective colleges and universities. As our founder Margaret Chadwick said, “We believe there is a marked distinction between thinking and memorizing.“
Starting in our Village School and continuing right up to graduation, our curriculum directly supports the value of students spending time out of the classroom, learning by doing and challenging themselves in our outstanding athletics, visual and performing arts, outdoor education, STEM and nationally recognized community service programs.
For us, global studies are not simply an academic exercise. Our faculty and students interact regularly with faculty and students at Chadwick International, our sister school in Songdo, South Korea. Whether through faculty and student exchanges, extended visits, or electronically using our state-of- the art Cisco Telepresence Communications Center, Chadwick students develop relationships with their peers in Korea and learn first-hand about cultural differences, norms and traditions. In addition, our student leadership councils, athletic teams and multiple student groups travel to Songdo and host our Korean counterparts when they come to Palos Verdes.
At the heart of Chadwick, you will find talented faculty and staff who have high degrees of expertise in their field, communicate well with students, and are committed to helping all students grow academically, socially and personally. Chadwick students create meaningful relationships with teachers, advisers, coaches and peers. Surrounded by peers who share their values, Chadwick students are eager to come to school each day, develop lifelong friendships and actively support one another’s success.
I invite you to explore further the multiple sections of the webpage. Please come for a visit, open house or campus tour and meet our students, faculty and families. We want you to experience Chadwick first-hand, to learn by doing as we encourage our students to do.
I hope to see you on campus soon so we can share with you the remarkable teaching and learning that occurs each day here at Chadwick.
All the best,