Welcome to Palos Verdes High School, the home of the Sea Kings! We are home to 1,770 students. Palos Verdes High School maintains a small school family feel with all of the same opportunities as a larger public high school. We encourage our students to seek every opportunity to find their passions, both in and out of the classroom, and to discover who they are as individuals. Our goal is to customize our students’ high school journey so that they have access to the post-secondary options of their choice.
The academic program at PVHS emphasizes rigor and innovation in the classroom and is supported by a dedicated faculty who strive to inspire and challenge their students. Our Advanced Placement program at PVHS continues to grow and succeed and we had the highest number of AP students last year in our 32 AP course offering with all of our AVID seniors applying to 4 year colleges. Our students’ academic excellence has continually been recognized through numerous awards and accolades. Most recently, our school was awarded the California Distinguished School Award and named the 35th Smartest High School in the Nation according to Business Insider. With school-wide support of our college-going culture, our students experience tremendous success in the college process with over 80% of our seniors matriculating to a 4-year university each year.
Our school is home to PVIT, Palos Verdes Institute of Technology, a nationally recognized STEM program with 13 competition teams. Live from 205 is our student-run news broadcast, which is an award-winning program at a national level. Triton Yearbook has garnered several national awards for design and journalism. Our Academic Decathlon, Model United Nations, and Mock Trial teams are all highly competitive, award-winning teams. From Ceramics to Drama, Choir to Marching Band, Dance to Photography, PVHS has outstanding programs for both the budding and the accomplished student artists. With over 70 student clubs, there is something for everyone. All of these signature programs are just a few of our many extracurricular offerings that allow our students to find their passions.
When you become a Sea King, you will always be linked to our PVHS family, a high-energy, spirited learning community. As you embark on your high school journey, our teachers and counselors will teach you the skills and give you the resources to follow your passions and achieve your goals. I look forward to embarking on this journey with each of you and welcoming you to our beautiful campus.
Charles Park, Ed.D.