The Seven Hills School

The Seven Hills School, founded in 1962, is an independent, not-for-profit, day school educating 375-390 students in preschool through 8th grade.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1962

Student Body

Total Students 393 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade The Seven Hills School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 18 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(K-5 wear school uniforms, preschool and Middle School do not)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $21,310
Tuition Notes Rates from $8350 to $23110 depending on grade level. All inclusive tuition except for field trips.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Susanne Goldman


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art, Chess Club, Chorus, Cooking Classes, Drama, Homework Club, Mad Science, Math Counts, Music, Odyssey of the Mind, ROV, Video Production Art, Chess Club, Chorus, Drama, Homework Club, Mad Science, Math Counts, Music, ROV, Cooking Classes,
Odyssey of the Mind,
Video Production,

School Notes

  • The Seven Hills School, founded in 1962, is an independent, not-for-profit, day school educating 375 students in preschool through 8th grade. Accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Seven Hills is also an active member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). and other independent school associations. Seven Hills enjoys a long standing partnership with educational institutions nationwide. At Seven Hills our mission is, "to develop the intellect, engage the spirit and foster respect for, and responsibility to, our world." We are a community of parents, educators and students who are committed to lifelong learning. We enjoy an environment in which a student`s curiosity is inspired, engaged, and rewarded. And we support educators who value professional development, lead each other and their peers to best practices, and accomplish all of this in a spirit of collegiality. Our campus, nine acres of former ranchland set back behind Heather Farm Park, is a student-centered environment that provides a myriad of experiences for our children. Step out of our 21st century classrooms and along a babbling brook which meanders through campus. Stop by our lunch tables and watch children play on our huge outdoor chessboard. On any given day, you might see Shakespeare performed or Beethoven rehearsed; a rocket launched or a volleyball serve perfected. Our spacious library has room for quiet, introspective readers and a stage for gregarious story tellers. We understand that from day one, you have wanted only what is best for your child. At The Seven Hills School, we too want what is best for each child and we look forward to our partnership in your child`s educational journey. We are proud that Seven Hills is a place where each child finds joy in learning and leaves ready for the next academic adventure. 

Profile last updated: 01/11/2016

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5.0 Stars   10/06/12
Seven Hills School offers a fantastic education for little preschoolers through 8th graders. If you walk into any classroom, you''re not as likely to see the teacher at the front of the room lecturing, as you are to see kids in small groups, elbow-to-elbow with their teacher, exploring an idea, discussing something they''ve all read, or doing something hands-on. Two of my kids have graduated and are thriving in high school - they felt really prepared for everything their high school threw at them. They also entered their freshman years ready to lead. Our family loves Seven Hills!
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