It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Rio Hondo Prep faculty member, Mr. Orrick W. Hampton Jr. 


Mr. Orrick Hampton shared his passion for math, science and astronomy with his students at Rio Hondo Prep for over 50 years. He was a mentor to hundreds of students in the classroom and a father figure to many international students, who had the wonderful privilege of staying at the Hampton home with Orrick and his wife, Marla. In the early days of Boys' Christian League, Orrick was a vibrant leader who inspired boys to reach for the stars! He saw the greatness in each player and was a huge part of RHP's football program over the years. Orrick was also a Bible scholar and loved to challenge boys with Bible basketball games. As technology continued to develop, Orrick was always at the forefront inspiring students to learn programming skills and providing a vision for the RHP technology department. One of his favorite times of year was at science camp, where he could share the wonders of God's universe with his astronomy students at Mount Kare. If you would like to read more about the life of Mr. Orrick W. Hampton Jr. please click here.

If you would like to share your favorite memory of Mr. Orrick, we encourage you to post your story on Rio Hondo Prep's Facebook Page. You can also send your memories to [email protected] or send a direct message to the Hampton family at [email protected] For those who would like to send a personal card to the Hampton family, you may send them to the RHP school office and we will be happy to deliver them to the family for you. 

A Scholarship fund has been created in memory of Mr. Orrick Hampton to help boys and girls in the KYL Upland program attend Rio Hondo Prep. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you donate to this fund to allow more students to share in the Rio Hondo Prep heritage that Mr. Orrick helped to inspire!


Rio Hondo Prep is accredited by the Western Association of schools and Colleges. Our caring and committed teachers create an atmosphere conducive to learning, characterized by discipline, high moral standards and respect. Schedule a tour today to become part of the action. We look forward to helping you through the application process. 

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RHP's dynamic educational experience allows students to engage in an enriched learning environment with small class sizes and high expectations. Our Advanced Placement courses coupled with positive peer pressure and class competition brings out the best in our students, enabling them to earn a year's worth of University level credit prior to graduation.

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Competitive sports build character! All RHP students are part of an athletic team and have the opportunity to strive for excellence while learning the value of teamwork, self-discipline and sportsmanship. We have a proud tradition of CIF competition with fourteen football championships, five basketball championships and two volleyball titles.

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The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a public health directive effective January 25, 2021, which requires every local educational agency (school district, county office of education, and charter school) and private school in California to notify CDPH whether it is serving students in-person.


COVID19 School Guidance Checklist for Rio Hondo Preparatory School 

COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP) for Rio Hondo Preparatory School

6th grade County of Los Angeles Appendix T-1 - Reopening Protocols for K-12 School

7-12th grades  County of Los Angeles Appendix T-1 - Reopening Protocols for K-12 School

RHP Summer Tours

RHP students have the opportunity to travel throughout our great nation and even into Europe on summer tours ranging from two to five weeks. Our tours are an educational trip of a lifetime where students are immersed in an environment of physical, spiritual and academic growth. These tours are a requirement for graduation.

Integrated Arts Program

RHP offers an array of programs in both the visual and performing arts, including marching band, symphonic band, choir, handbells, choreography, sculpting, sketching, Photoshop courses and more. Our students' work is showcased in our Christmas Program and Spring Festival along with our annual Drama Production at the end of the year.

Class Trips

All students at RHP take a class trip during the school year.  In Middle School the students take educational trips to places such as Monterey, Sacramento, or fine arts events. Ninth, eleventh and twelfth grade students go to Mount Kare for Natural History, Astronomy and Survival Classes. Tenth graders go to the Grand Canyon to study Geology.

STEM Education

Our curriculum has been designed to meet the Next Generation Science Standards, including a collaborative robotics program, integrating physical science, mathematics and art along with programming, engineering, hands‐on circuit design and invention. We utilize Vernier sensors, along with Arduino and Raspberry Pi boards. 

Assistant Leadership

RHP students have the opportunity to serve the youth in our community through the Kare Youth League program. Many of our students went through the Kare program themselves as young children and are now serving the younger boys and girls through our assistant leadership program. Click here for more information about Kare Youth League.

Renaissance Learning

We use the Accelerated Math and Reading programs from Renaissance Learning to help enrich our curriculum. We offer a special Accelerated Reader class period to promote life long learning through reading. Our math department utilizes the Accelerated Math program extensively in each course to test students for understanding.


RHP's Physics class wins the Regional Sea Perch Underwater Competition with their robotic submarines. Congratulations to these amazing students!

Alma Mater

A Charge to Keep I Have

A charge to keep I have,
A God to glorify,
A never-dying soul to save,
And fit it for the sky.

To serve the present age,
My calling to fulfill;
O may it all my powers engage
To do my Master’s will!

Arm me with jealous care
As in Thy sight to live,
And oh, Thy servant, Lord, prepare
A strict account to give!

Help me to watch and pray,
And on Thyself rely,
Assured, if I my trust betray,
I shall forever die.

- Charles Wesley

Contact Us

RHP Email
[email protected]

RHP School Office
(Grades 6th -12th)
Telephone: (626) 444-9531
FAX: (626) 442-1113

RHP Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 662080
Arcadia, CA 91066-2080

RHP Physical Address:
5150 Farna Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006

Pearl Prep Elementary
(Grades K-5th)
Telephone: (626) 442-7737

Kare Youth League
Our Year-Round After School Program
(Grades K-6th)
Telephone: (626) 442-1160
FAX: (626) 442-1113
E-mail: [email protected]