Connecting and collaborating across continents

Chadwick School is our proud sister campus located on 45 stunning acres atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California. It’s where Margaret Chadwick’s vision first came to life back in 1935. While it’s grown significantly since then, it remains the only K-12 independent co-educational day school in the South Bay area. With a commitment to economic, social and cultural diversity, Chadwick School serves over 860 students from approximately 50 communities throughout greater Los Angeles.


Despite many distinctions between them, both Chadwick School and Chadwick International share the same guiding principles and Core Values of Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Fairness and Compassion. They also share priceless connections over Telepresence video and in person. The Telepresence conferencing system allows students to meet and discuss common coursework in real time. Student exchanges between campuses and international conferences throughout the world give students from both sides of the globe a chance to build meaningful relationships face to face.

Having mutual accessibility between campuses means an expanded community and even more opportunity for global connections. Chadwick International students are instantly part of the worldwide Chadwick family, which includes our 5,000 alumni throughout the world. For students who want to attend college in the United States, the cultural experience and personal connections they gain from their counterparts at Chadwick School can be priceless.

Global community & collaboration in action

  • Students in Grades 7-9 exchanged places twice in the winter and spring of 2014 to share in the schools’ emerging Outdoor Education program.

  • In the spring of 2015, CI’s entire senior class of 2016 traveled to Chadwick School participating in service learning, outdoor education and academic courses for three weeks on the “Wickabout Trip.”

  • Faculty at both campuses continue joining forces to create collaborative coursework and experiences.

Chadwick School by the numbers


  • Year Founded: 1935

  • Head of School: Jessica Donovan

  • Student Population: 865 students from approximately 56 communities

  • Village School (K-6): 315 students

  • Middle School (7-8): 160 students

  • Upper School (9-12): 360 students

  • Students of color: 45 percent

Chadwick School

Students sitting in a field.