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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 14
Application Fee
$125
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$39,100
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
18%
Average Financial Aid
$26,000
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
145 responses
Average ACT
32
79 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Week and Class Colors Day
    44%
  • Theatrics
    19%
  • leaving at the end of the day
    13%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • TROOPS
    6%
  • Wickchella
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    830
    93%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
    79%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    93%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    91%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
    82%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
    82%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 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

    77 reviews
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    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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    Chadwick is a great school community that instills confidence and a global perspective in students. As someone who has attended Chadwick since middle school, I believe Chadwick has prepared me for college and beyond. The school's core values of compassion, fairness, honesty, respect and responsibility are truly emulated in every part of the school and the community. I can genuinely say that I have enjoyed every class I have taken at Chadwick. I learn something new every day, either about the world or myself. Some of the teachers I have had as well as other members of the community are people I can go to for advice and encouragement when I need it. Chadwick has been an amazing space for me and my friends to figure out what our passions are, do something with those passions, and celebrate them with one another. Chadwick is a great place for students who want to take ownership of their learning in a strong community centered environment.
    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.