Chadwick Day School in Rancho Palos Verdes has a 75-year history of success in developing young people of academic excellence and exemplary character.
The beautiful, 45-acre, K-12 campus overlooks the South Bay. They are one of only four U.S. schools that hold full membership in international Round Square, a worldwide consortium of more than 80 schools that are committed to the Round Square IDEALS: Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service.
They also have an award-winning outdoor education program that includes rock climbing, kayaking, snorkeling, orienteering, backpacking and wilderness camping and culminates in a three-week wilderness backpacking trip for seniors.
Chadwick School: 26800 S. Academy Drive, Palos Verdes Peninsula. www.chadwickschool.org. 310-377-1543.
Runner up: American Martyrs School, 1701 Laurel Ave, Manhattan Beach. 310-545-8559.