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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
26800 Academy Dr
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
Telephone
(310) 377-1543

Applying

Application Deadline
January 8
Application Fee
$125
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$37,420
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
19%
Average Financial Aid
$27,800
From Chadwick School

Chadwick School is a private, K-12 co-educational day school dedicated to developing global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge, and the ability to lead. Our emphasis on our core values of honesty, respect, responsibility, fairness, and compassion prepares students to succeed throughout school, college, and in life.

We bring out the best in our students through experiential learning, challenging academics, unparalleled global experiences, a nationally distinguished outdoor education program, outstanding athletics, and an award-winning visual and performing arts program.

Chadwick School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1350
134 responses
Average ACT
31
73 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Week and Class Colors Day
    64%
  • leaving at the end of the day
    9%
  • Theatrics
    9%
  • TROOPS
    9%
  • Wickchella
    9%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    830
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
    58%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
    Poll
    77%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    89%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
    78%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
    78%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
    Living in the Area
    B
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D-
    2. Good for Families
      B-
    3. Housing
      D-
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $61,015
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,322
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $495,800
    National
    $184,700

    Chadwick School Reviews

    73 reviews
    All Categories
    Chadwick has academically prepared me for college. Most of my teachers have been GREAT! My college counselors have been THE BEST! The friends I’ve made will be my friends for the rest of my life.

    Chadwick is not PERFECT! Their sports programs aren’t the best. Sure our 8-man Football Team has had two undefeated regular seasons. That success is due to a special team of coaches that came in a few years ago. They’ve instilled the TEAM concept into the players and have also held them accountable. Their coaching principles should be implemented to the other sports coaches.

    The diversity on campus has always been MIA. We are on our third Director of Equality & Inclusion since I’ve been here. With all the talk of tradition and wanting to adhere to Margaret Chadwick’s visions, there's A LOT of work to be done. Many of the adults on campus claim to hold our core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, fairness, and compassion into their daily lives. I beg to differ.
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    Recent Alum here. At Chadwick, I chose to challenge myself as much as possible when it came to academics or extracurriculars, and I experienced an amazing amount of growth. Teachers and college counselors genuinely want students to succeed, and students who capitalize on their opportunities at the school will surely experience significant personal growth. I grew as both a student and person during my time at the school. I have yet to find a community as close knit as the one at Chadwick. I was able to do incredibly well my first semester of college, and I honestly attribute my success to my challenging academic experience at Chadwick.
    What an amazing place Chadwick is! Academically, the small class sizes allow the teachers time to adapt to the needs of the kids. In my own experience at the school I was amazed when I went to college and found classes almost universally to be a breeze thanks to Chadwick. The school entirely subscribes to a whole child philosophy, where you can load up your schedule with as many challenging classes as you like with a talented group of students, but they strongly encourage going beyond traditional academics: Outdoor ed – Each year your child will embark upon an outdoor education trip as a class where they form friendships and lifelong bonds and challenging themselves mentally and physically in ways you just can’t in the classroom. Performing and visual arts – Your child will be strongly encouraged to get outside of their comfort zone and participate in a rigorous, well-developed arts curriculum. I can confidently say Chadwick is a very special place.