Palos Verdes High School

600 Cloyden Road, Palos Verdes Estates  |  310-378-8471  |  |  @PVHS_Seakings

Palos Verdes High School serves more than 1,700 students in grades 9–12. The school received a California Distinguished School Award in 2004 and 2009, as well as a Gold Ribbon Award in 2015 recognizing their college counseling program. 

What are the most important skills for people who want to work successfully with children?

“Dedication and commitment to your students are the keys to being successful in the work of education. As the principal, my decisions are always guided by what is in the best interest of our students, their academic achievement and emotional well-being. I strive to know all of the students on campus, so I make it a practice to be visible and engaged with our kids both in and out of the classroom, at school activities and events.”

How would you describe yourself as a principal?

“I feel like it is not about me as the principal. It’s the dedicated teachers, the compassionate counselors and hardworking classified staff that make all of the difference on our campus. I know how important it is to surround myself with the right administrative team so we can work together in the best interest of our students.”

What would you like kids and parents to know about your school?

“At Palos Verdes High School, we strive to create a family-like atmosphere that encourages both excellence and balance for our students in their academic, athletic and extracurricular pursuits. It is critical that we guide each individual student to his/her best postsecondary goal, as we truly believe there is a college that fits every student.”

How do you encourage parent involvement? 

“Parent involvement is an integral part of the success of our school. We have an amazing Booster Club, and our PTSA is also very active. Both of these phenomenal parent groups collaborate with our school team to ensure that we are offering the best high school experience to our students.”

What do kids love most about your school?

“Our students are passionate about being a part of the Sea King family. We have indomitable spirit for our school and take great pride in the accomplishments ofevery student. It is important that we offer our students a tremendous high school experience. We strive daily to make that happen on our campus.”