SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY

Rio Hondo Preparatory School is a coed independent college preparatory school located in Arcadia, California. We seek to provide a college prep program for students and to train Christian leaders. The student body consists of approximately 170 students in grades seven through twelve and was founded in 1964. 

The school has a strong Christian tradition, emphasizing character development and service to others. Students have the opportunity to participate in athletics, serve in their community and enjoy an action-packed student life.

The curriculum at Rio Hondo Prep is designed to ensure that each student receives a foundation based on a mastery of core courses, enhanced by additional course work and hands-on learning experiences. The curricular program is designed around graduation requirements based on the California university a-g standards.

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STUDENT LIFE

The RHP experience is filled with rigorous academic challenges, intense athletic competition and a broad spectrum of student life activities that every family wants for their children. We encourage multi-sport athletes and expect each student to participate on either an athletic, academic or fine arts team during their afterschool hours. RHP also offers students the unique experience of becoming mentors to elementary school aged children in our after-school program, Kare Youth League. Building on the team concept, RHP has recently adopted a House system throughout the entire student body to help inspire school spirit, build character, grow the Kare community and build bonds of friendships that will last a lifetime.

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EDUCATIONAL TOURS

RHP students travel together on unique summer tours and class trips, gaining first hand experience in history, government, science and fine arts. Over the years, our tours have explored every state in the nation, from the Hawaiian islands, to the inner passage of Alaska, to the majesty of Yellowstone, the Great Lakes, and more! Our students have seen the northern lights in Canada and served on outreach missions in Mexico. Our choirs have performed in the White House and our athletic teams have played teams from across the country. Many of our students have also travelled through Europe, experiencing diverse cultures and growing in their appreciation for our nation and the fabric of our society.

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WE ARE THE "KARES"

We are the Rio Hondo Prep "Kares". This is a unique nickname, not only because of its creative spelling but because a Kare is more than a mascot; it is a way of life. Rio Hondo students are expected to represent "Kare" not only on the field or court, but in everyday life. They Kare about their relationship with their Creator. They Kare for others, putting their own interests aside and learning to serve. They also demonstrate Kare in the classroom which encourages them to excel in academics, creating a Karing environment on campus and a place where the younger students are encouraged and supported. At RHP we don't have a picture or a costumed mascot to represent us, we just have our students. They are the “Kares.”

THE 2019 RHP BOYS SUMMER TRIP TO EUROPE INCLUDED A VISIT TO THE COLOSSEUM

RHP GIRLS ENJOYING A TOUR OF OUR NATION'S CAPITAL ON THE 2018 SUMMER TRIP

RHP SCHOOLWIDE LEARNER OUTCOMES

 

  1. Read and think critically.

    Students discover, analyze, evaluate and interpret information and ideas as critical readers, thinkers and problem solvers.

 

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively.

    Students express ideas and knowledge using writing, speaking, listening, technological, and artistic skills.

 

  1. Demonstrate personal, moral and social responsibility.

    Students are honest, accept responsibility for their actions, and show respect and concern for their spiritual lives, others, and self.

 

  1. Develop skills to be lifelong learners.

    Students establish goals for the future and become motivated, self- directed learners beyond the classroom and throughout life.

 

METHODS OF DEMONSTRATING THE PEARL/RHP SCHOOLWIDE LEARNER OUTCOMES

 

Students may demonstrate mastery of the schoolwide learner outcomes by:

READING AND THINKING CRITICALLY

  • Analyzing, evaluating and interpreting information.

  • Designing and implementing a plan to solve a problem.

  • Collecting, tabulating, charting and analyzing data.

  • Writing an analytical paper using various resources.

  • Making inferences from what is read.

  • Applying what is learned from reading.

  • Using technology and the library to access and synthesize information into a research paper.

  • Exploring questions about the natural world by utilizing the scientific method.

  • Applying algorithms and mathematical concepts in solving problems.

 

COMMUNICATING CLEARLY AND EFFECTIVELY

  • Speaking within and to a group on a specific topic.

  • Using the writing process to create, edit, and evaluate.

  • Presenting dramatic/oral presentations that demonstrate poise, command of language, and clear communication.

  • Writing a coherent essay with logical structure, evidence, and supporting statements.

  • Describing orally, or in writing, procedures, results, and conclusions of a lab experiment.

  • Demonstrating ideas and feelings through visual or performing arts.

  • Using technology to communicate ideas and information.

  • Expressing views effectively, respectfully and responsibly.


DEMONSTRATING SOCIAL, MORAL & SPIRITUAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • Taking responsibility for his or her own actions.

  • Being positive, ethical role models for others.

  • Contributing time, energy and talents in the community.

  • Demonstrating respect for authority.

  • Being aware of and respecting differences.

  • Taking and carrying out responsibilities.

  • Respecting God and country.

  • Demonstrating fairness, honesty and integrity.

  • Demonstrating integrity in reporting scientific data and results.

  • Understanding the importance of physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

  • Constructively handling conflict and disagreement.

  • Positive interaction with the public on trips.

  • Loyalty and participation on sports teams, and musical and theater groups.

  • Participating in collaborative classroom and laboratory activities.

  • Planning and executing activities for the student-body.

 

DEVELOPING LIFELONG LEARNING SKILLS

  • Setting priorities, pursuing goals and having a plan for the future.

  • Being prepared for college.

  • Enjoying reading and being literate.

  • Being technologically skilled.

  • Applying the past to the present and future.

  • Demonstrating good time-management and study skills.

  • Being good financial managers.

  • Demonstrating an appreciation for the arts.

  • Having a thirst for knowledge.

RHP THROUGH THE YEARS

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