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Who we are
Peninsula Heritage is more than a school; it is a gathering of people — a community of parents, children, and teachers — who care enough about education to work together. Our children are immersed into learning through academics and the arts in small classes and full days, with exceptional teachers who are passionate about education. As you walk on our campus, you will discover a warm and loving school where children and adults are honored for who they are. We are a special place that not only challenges, but appreciates children and their diversified talents — child specific learning.
Where we are
Peninsula Heritage School is nestled on a spacious three acre campus on the Palos Verdes Peninsula surrounded by nature. Our California ranch style campus provides an idyllic setting for children to enjoy a safe, challenging, individual-centered learning community that allows for a memorable childhood. The excitement of learning, small classes, and the park-like atmosphere — all make Peninsula Heritage a unique place to learn and grow.
What we are proud of
Here at Peninsula Heritage School we emphasize our six character qualities to promote future leaders not only in intellectual prowess but with profound moral and ethical values. Our Character Education program has been in existence for over forty years. Our alumni, regardless of age, returns to comment how these values have assisted them throughout their lives. Our foundation not only in academics, but in ethics, is a lifelong gift.
Our Librarian/Character Quality Coordinator- PJ Charnofsky summarizes our six character qualities with the following:
“I honestly believe that if they are caring and respectful, show self-control, have a positive attitude and persevere and are grateful for all they have, they cannot fail.”
In June of 2013, Peninsula Heritage School received a full, six-year accreditation from the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), the premier private school association in California. Following are the major commendations from the CAIS Visiting Committee that spent four days on our campus in March of 2013.
The CAIS Visiting Committee Commends:
The [Peninsula Heritage School] Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff, parents and children for their passionate commitment to the school’s mission that is lived throughout the school’s curriculum and community.
The Head of School for her extraordinary and inspirational leadership of Peninsula Heritage School and for working effectively with all school constituencies.
The administration and faculty for establishing a caring, diverse community of learners.
The administration, faculty and staff for fostering a loving environment that supports character development and academic success for all students.
The students for their joyful love of learning, remarkable respect and compassion for others, their desire to serve, and their appreciation of their school and the world around them.
The Head of School, Director of Advancement, Director of Admissions and the Board’s Marketing Committee for the breadth and depth of their efforts to involve and inform all internal and external communities, via such initiatives as the Head of School Blog, about the programs and values of Peninsula Heritage School.
The administration, faculty, staff and students for creating a school that fosters a strong tradition of academic excellence along with an individual character development program that is integrated into the performance program.