The Seven Hills School

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  • The Seven Hills School, founded in 1962, is an independent, not-for-profit school educating 400 students in Preschool through 8th grade.
  • The school's mission is to "develop the intellect, engage the spirit, and foster respect for, and responsibility to, our world" and believes in the whole child philosophy of educating young minds.
  • Nestled in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Seven Hills campus sits on 9 acres of former ranchland, in the shadow of Mt. Diablo.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1962

Student Body

Total Students393 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade The Seven Hills School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(K-5 wear school uniforms, preschool and Middle School do not)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$16,050
Tuition NotesRates from $16,050 to $30,965 depending on grade level. Robust financial aid program to ensure accessibility to families for whom Seven Hills is a great fit.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSusanne Goldman, Dir. of PS-5th Grade Admissions
Admissions AssociateRebecca Cushing, Dir of MS Adm
Endowment Size$4.5 million


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Golf, Rock Climbing, Swimming, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
GolfRock Climbing,
SwimmingTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Cooking Classes, Odyssey of the Mind, Video Production

Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Homework Club, Mad Science, Math Counts, ROV

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Chorus, Drama, Music

School Notes

  • The Seven Hills School, founded in 1962, is an independent, not-for-profit, school educating 400 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. 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. 
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  • San Ramon
    Grades: PK-8 | 370 students
    10.7 miles
    One Annabel Lane
    San Ramon, CA 94583
    (925) 930-9000
    10.7 PK-8
  • Walnut Creek
    Grades: PK-12 | 288 students
    2.1 miles
    2721 Larkey Lane
    Walnut Creek, CA 94597
    (925) 934-4964
    2.1 PK-12
  • Walnut Creek
    Grades: NS-8 | 507 students
    0.7 miles
    2303A Ygnacio Valley Road
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598
    (925) 954-6322
    0.7 NS-8
  • Walnut Creek
    Grades: PK-8 | 219 students
    1.7 miles
    2336 Buena Vista Avenue
    Walnut Creek, CA 94597
    (925) 935-1587
    1.7 PK-8
  • Antioch
    Grades: K-12 | 381 students
    15.4 miles
    1745 E 18th St
    Antioch, CA 94509
    (525) 779-2010
    15.4 K-12

School Reviews

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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The average private school tuition in California is $11,569 for elementary schools and $20,000 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in California is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).