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Early Care and After the Bell

At Seven Hills, we know the length of a typical day is different for each of our students and their families. We offer before-school and after-school care programs for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Our Doherty and Hillsdale campuses both open at 7:30 a.m. and don’t close until 6 p.m.

 

BEFORE SCHOOL CARE

Before school care is offered, free of charge, for students age 3 through grade eight starting at 7:30 a.m. For our pre-kindergarten for two-year-olds students, before school care is available beginning at 8a.m.

AFTER THE BELL

Our after school program, After the Bell, offers a variety of enrichment activities that complement the school day for pre-kindergarteners through eighth-graders. Children can choose to participate in Encore Club, enrichment programs, music lessons, or a combination of all three. After the Bell is available from 3:15-6 p.m. on both our Hillsdale and Doherty campuses.

 Our younger Lower School students have a fun place to play, learn, and explore in our programs. Whether they’re learning an instrument, pursuing special interests, or spending time with friends, students will enjoy these after school options. Middle School students staying on campus past 3:15 p.m. have an opportunity to join Encore Club, participate in music lessons, and register for after-school enrichment workshops or programs.

Holiday Care

To learn more about Holiday Care offered by Seven Hills, click here.

Lower School Programs (Pre-kindergarten through Grade 5)

Students keep their minds and bodies active in Encore Club. Early Childhood and Lower School children are grouped by grade-level and our dedicated staff plan an exciting array of activities that include art, games, and active play. Students will have the opportunity to enjoy time with friends following a busy day of learning. Parents do not have to make reservations and we offer a flexible fee schedule with annual, daily, and hourly options.

Lower School Fees

Annual: $3,660
Daily: $31
Hourly: $13.75
Holiday Care: $69 (daily rate)

Is your child an artist? Scientist? Maybe a chess player? Children can explore these passions and others in our specialty enrichment programs. We offer eight-week fall, winter and spring sessions, as well as a mini session.

Fall Session: Sept. 10-Nov. 2

Mini Session: Nov. 5-15

Winter Session: Nov. 26-Feb. 21

Spring Session: Feb. 19-April 26

Doherty Campus – Winter 2018-19

Program Name

Description

Information

Mission2Move

For even the youngest students, movement has the ability to create new neural connections and improve brain function. Join us for 45 minutes of action-packed movement, covering new movement patterns, neural drills, and mindfulness. Our neural drills are a tool for students to make movement a part of their day, no matter where they are. Our mindfulness component begins to teach even the youngest practitioners what emotions are and how we have power over our own.

Grades: Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten

Dates: Mondays

Time: 4-4:45 p.m.

Fee: $140

Taught by M2M instructors

Zumbini

Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst, Zumbini® is an early childhood education program that uses original music and movement to promote cognitive, social, fine/gross motor skills, and emotional development for children. In a Zumbini class your child will sing, dance, play instruments, and more! It is a 30 minute class geared toward pre-school children and kindergarteners. Zumbini classes are a perfect way to help introduce music to your child in a colorful way while giving them the opportunity to socialize with other children and get some of their wiggles out!

Grades: Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten

Dates: Wednesdays

Time: 4-4:30 p.m.

Fee: $120

Instructor: Dana Hill

 

Fun with Physics

Movement, motion…and speed! Young children are often curious about why cars move the way they do, and how planes and trains stay in motion. In this science class about movement and motion children will investigate very simple physics lessons in a fun and inventive way.  Experiments, building, and learning about different modes of transportation will all be part of the class!

Grades: Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten

Dates: Thursdays

Time: 4-4:45 p.m.

Fee: $160

Instructor: Barbara James

Exploring 3-D Art

Join us for exploring and making 3-D forms of art. We will use various media, including clay, model magic, plaster, and foam core. Let your creative spirit soar!

Grades: 1-5

Dates: Mondays

Time: 4-5 p.m.

Fee: $175

Instructor: Donna Breitenstein

Chess Club at Lotspeich (shuttle available to Lotspeich)

This group will meet weekly to learn foundational ideas in the game of chess. We’ll start out with the basics: how the chess pieces move, the three stages of a chess game, and how a game is won. We’ll also focus on some of the life skills chess can teach us, such as learning to make and adapt plans, thinking from someone else’s perspective, and creative problem-solving. Along the way there will be puzzles, mini-games, and fun chess variants. While experienced players are welcome, this group is geared towards students who are new to the game.

Grades: 1-5

Dates: Tuesdays

Time: 4-5 p.m.

Fee: $200

Instructor: Mr. Zimmer

SpinHappy Hoop Dance

Learn to perform circus tricks with a hula hoop! Including the gyro, the vortex, hand, waist, elbow, leg hooping, and more! Hula hoopers will decorate a hula hoop to keep and practice their new moves at home! 

Grades: 1-5

Dates: Wednesdays

Time: 4-5 p.m.

Fee: $150

Instructor: Ms. Morgan

Cinema Classics Club at Lotspeich
(shuttle available to Lotspeich)

Become a film critic for a day and join other children interested in the magic of movies during this new middle school movie club. Each week, students will watch a clip from a “modern classic” like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Star Wars, and The Martian and review the clip together focusing on themes, cinematography, scores, hidden meaning, costumes, directing, CGI, and more!  By the end of the session children will have more knowledge of all that it takes to create the movies that they love so dearly. 

Grades: 4-7

Dates: Wednesdays

Time: 4-5 p.m.

Fee: $200

Instructor: Elliot Glum

Upcycle Art at Lotspeich
(shuttle available to Lotspeich)

Have fun recycling boxes, tubes, tins, broken jewelry, old watches, fabric, and vinyl samples into masterpieces. Using old materials to create something new can teach children the value of reusing and they will build something new in the process!

Grades: 1-5

Dates: Thursday

Time: 4-5 p.m.

Fee: $200

Instructor: Miss P

Fun with Physics

We’ll build our own cars, race boats, fly planes, design roller coasters, and much more, all while exploring relationships between force, friction, gravity, and acceleration.

Grades: 1-5

Dates: Thursdays

Time: 4:45-5:45 p.m.

Fee: $200

Instructor: Barbara James

Hillsdale Campus – Winter 2018-19

PROGRAM NAME

DESCRIPTION

INFORMATION

Author Study

This enrichment program is all about reading! We’ll choose some of our favorite books and learn not only how authors write their stories but also how illustrators make the words come alive. Along with each book, students will have the opportunity to create art, write their very own stories, and even experiment with science. Come jump in to a good book with us!

Grades: Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten

Dates: Mondays

Time: 3:45-4:30 p.m.

Fee: $140

Instructor: Kiki Scavo

Fun with Physics!

Movement, motion…and speed! Young children are often curious about why cars move the way they do, and how planes and trains stay in motion. In this science class about movement and motion children will investigate very simple physics lessons in a fun an inventive way. Experiments, building, and learning about different modes of transportation will all be part of the class!

Grades: Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten

Dates: Tuesdays

Time: 4-4:45 p.m.

Fee: $160

Instructor: Barbara James

Teufel Tennis

Utilizing the Quick Start Tennis format allows children to learn and enjoy the game of tennis right from the start.  The class provides rackets, foam balls and smaller courts that are sized perfectly for young children. The activities will also promote gross and fine motor physical skills, eye-hand coordination and balance.

Grades: Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten

Dates: Thursday

Time: 4-4:45 p.m.

Fee: $160

Instructor: Mr. Tony

Exploring 3-D Art at Doherty
(shuttle available to Doherty)

Join us for exploring and making 3-D forms of art. We will use various media like clay, model magic, plaster, and foam core.  Let your creative spirit soar!

Grades: 1-5

Dates: Mondays

Time: 4-5 p.m.

Fee: $175

Instructor: Donna Breitenstein

Chess Club

This group will meet weekly to learn foundational ideas in the game of chess. We’ll start out with the basics: how the chess pieces move, the three stages of a chess game, and how a game is won. We’ll also focus on some of the life skills chess can teach us, such as learning to make and adapt plans, thinking from someone else’s perspective, and creative problem-solving. Along the way there will be puzzles, mini-games, and fun chess variants. While experienced players are welcome, this group is geared towards students who are new to the game.

Grades: 1-5

Dates: Tuesdays

Time: 4-5 p.m.

Fee: $200

Instructor: Daniel Zimmer

SpinHappy Hoop Dance at Doherty
(shuttle available to Doherty)

Learn to perform circus tricks with a hula hoop! Including the gyro, the vortex, hand, waist, elbow, leg hooping, and more! Hula hoopers will decorate a hula hoop to keep and practice their new moves at home! 

Grades: 1-5

Dates: Wednesdays

Time: 4-5 p.m.

Fee: $150

Instructor: Ms. Morgan

Cinema Classics Club

 

Become a film critic for a day and join other children interested in the magic of movies during this new middle school movie club.  Each week, students will watch a clip from a “modern classic” like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Star Wars, and The Martian and review the clip together focusing on themes, cinematography, scores, hidden meaning, costumes, directing, CGI, and more!  By the end of the session children will have more knowledge of all that it takes to create the movies that they love so dearly. 

Grades: 4-7

Dates: Wednesdays

Time: 4-5 p.m.

Fee: $200

Instructor: Elliot Glum

Upcycle Art

Have fun recycling boxes, tubes, tins, broken jewelry, old watches, fabric and vinyl samples into masterpieces. Using old materials to create something new can teach children the value of reusing and they will build something new in the process!

Grades: 1-5

Dates: Thursdays

Time: 4-5 p.m.

Fee: $200

Instructor: Miss P

Fun with Physics at Doherty

We’ll build our own cars, race boats, fly planes, design roller coasters, and much more, all while exploring relationships between force, friction, gravity and acceleration.

Grades: 1-5

Dates: Thursdays

Time: 4:45-5:45 p.m.

Fee: $200

Instructor: Barbara James

Mini Session Programs (Nov. 5-15)

Program Name

Description

Information

I See the Moon and the Moon Sees Me
(Lotspeich)

Unearth the moon! Is there really a “man in the moon?” Learn how the moon shines and the phases it has. Create the four basic shapes of the moon, in the dark, and with another medium. Be an astronaut, land on the moon, and eat some moon cheese!

Grades: Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten

Dates: Monday, Nov. 12

Time: 4-4:45 p.m.

Fee: $20

Instructor: Mrs. Reenan

Yoga
(Lotspeich)

Yoga is about exploring and learning in a fun, safe and playful way. Join us to learn basic moves to keep your children healthy and happy.

Grades: Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten

Dates: Thursday, Nov. 8

Time: 4-4:45 p.m.

Fee: $20

Instructor: Ms. Amann

Happen Inc.’s Creations
(Lotspeich)

Happen Inc.’s staff will lead two workshops where building “simple machines” is the name of the game. Children will work on “catapult contraptions” and “extender arms” made out of unique materials provided by Happen Inc. Each activity incorporates a technology component as well as a upcycling element. Children will learn how to respect the environment while repurposing materials.

Grades: 1-5

Dates: Wednesday, Nov. 7 and 14

Time: 4-5 p.m.

Fee: $25/class

Instructor: Happen Inc. staff

Glitterific
(Doherty)

We’ll have fun designing one of a kind gems in this 45 minute class. Don’t worry, we’ll spray the project with protective coating to keep the glitter in place!

Grades: Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten

Dates: Monday, Nov. 5

Time: 4-4:45 p.m.

Fee: $20

Instructor: Mrs. Brackett

Craft Club
(Doherty)

Come make marbled mugs and a clay coaster set! They make a perfect gift for friends and family.

Grades: 1-5

Dates: Monday, Nov. 12

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Fee: $50

Instructor: Mrs. Brackett

The Curious Writer in Me: Find the Writer in You
(Doherty)

Come and explore your writing talents. We will provide a safe and inspiring environment for girls and boys to explore self-expression, for writing, reading their words out loud, and listening to one another. Participants will experience themselves as a community of writers.

Grades: 3-5

Dates: Tuesday, Nov. 6 and 13

Time: 4-5 p.m.

Fee: $25 per class

Instructor: Janie Bauer

Yoga
(Doherty)

Yoga is about exploring and learning in a fun, safe and playful way. Join us to learn basic moves to keep your children healthy and happy.

Grades: Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten

Dates: Nov. 15

Time: 4-4:45 p.m.

Fee: $20

Instructor: Ms. Amann

Students can participate in special, one-day events that take place on both our Hillsdale and Doherty campuses through our mini sessions. Students must register and can participate in programs regardless of the hosting campus. The Seven Hills shuttle bus is available to transport students in kindergarten through fifth-grade between our campuses to the mini session. Return transportation is not available.

Students with an interest in music can register for a variety of lessons, including drums, guitar, piano, violin, and voice. Music lessons are available for students starting at 5 years of age through fifth grade. Our talented teachers offer lessons on a weekly basis during the school year. Lessons are scheduled based upon teacher availability. Sessions are $30 for each 30-minute, private session.

Download our lesson request form

MIDDLE SCHOOL (GRADES 6 THROUGH 8)

The Middle School Encore Club provides students an opportunity to gather with friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Students can choose to do homework or other quiet activities in the Middle School commons.

A variety of enrichment workshops and programs are offered throughout the school year. All program information is included in the weekly Middle School email blast.

Middle School students can explore their musical passions at after-school music lessons. Our teachers share their talents for drums, guitar, piano, violin, and voice in classes held on a weekly basis during the school year. Lessons are scheduled based upon teacher availability. Sessions are $30 for each 30-minute, private session.

Download our lesson request form

CONTACT US

Hillsdale Campus, Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

Jill Romerill
513.728.2380

Jill.Romerill@7hills.org

Hillsdale Campus, Middle School (Sixth through Eighth Grade)

Christina Zaffiro

513.728.2442

Christina.Zaffiro@7hills.org

Doherty Campus, Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

Julie Brackett
513.728.2336

Julie.Brackett@7hills.org