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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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 393 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,050
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

Top Rankings

The Seven Hills School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1962

Student Body

Total Students
393 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
The Seven Hills School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
90 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(K-5 wear school uniforms, preschool and Middle School do not)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Rates 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
19%
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Susanne Goldman, Dir. of PS-5th Grade Admissions
Admissions Associate
Rebecca Cushing, Dir of MS Adm
Endowment Size
$4.5 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

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. 

School Reviews

5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 393 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,050
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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