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General Admissions FAQs

When it comes to your child’s education, every detail matters. From lunch options to curriculum specifics, we’re always here to answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, here are some of the ones we get the most.


General School Questions

We have two campuses: the Hillsdale Campus (pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds through grade 12) on Red Bank Road in Madisonville and the Doherty Campus (pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds through grade five) on Madison Road in East Walnut Hills.

We believe that students learn, grow, and thrive when they work closely with people from all races, ethnicities, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We strive for a multicultural learning community, and that’s reflected in the fact that we have 38% students of color.

Learn more about our commitment to diversity.

Yes. We’re a 21st-century learning environment, and our school embraces modern tools and technology. Seven Hills has wireless network coverage throughout both campuses. Students in all of our divisions use Apple devices and other forms of hardware and software. In the Middle and Upper Schools, each student’s tuition covers the use of an individual iPad during the school year, as well as access to fully equipped computer labs with iMac desktops. Lower School students attend technology classes in labs that are fully equipped with iMac computers, and they use iPads and MacBooks in their classrooms. In addition, all Lower School and Middle School classrooms are equipped with smartboard technology.

Seven Hills students come to us from more than 30 neighboring counties across the tri-state area. While many families drive their children to and from Seven Hills, some families living in participating school districts make arrangements for their children to access bus transportation. Please contact your local school district’s  Transportation Office to learn more about options for your family. 

Alternately, an independent transportation service called Trusted Rides may be another source of transport to and from Seven Hills. Please contact Trusted Rides at 888.597.1659 or at

Lunch is included in the tuition of pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds and pre-kindergarten for students who are on campus after 11:30 a.m. It is not included in the tuition for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Students may purchase or bring their lunch. Parents use a declining balance account for their child’s lunchroom charges.

View the monthly cafeteria menu.

Seven Hills graduates attend a variety of colleges and universities throughout the United States and the world, which they individually identify with the assistance of our four college counselors.

See our latest college acceptance list.

In a word: absolutely. We love when parents get involved, and we welcome and encourage them to become active within our school community as room parents, team parents, library volunteers, athletic and art boosters, coaches, and more (as their time permits, of course). In addition, many families keep up with the latest Seven Hills developments and connect with other parents by attending parent association meetings.

To learn more about some of the many ways parents can get involved, click here.

Dates, Schedules, and Timing Questions

The first day of school for the 2023-24 school year is Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023, for both our Hillsdale Campus (grades pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds through 12) and our Doherty Campus (grades pre-kindergarten through 5). Head to the Parent Tab for more start of school information.

Children who are 24 months by the first day of school may apply for our pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds. Pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds is offered as either  a 3-day or 5-day option at our Doherty Campus Lower School, and five days a week on our Hillsdale Campus at our Lotspeich Lower School.

Children who are 36 months by the first day of school may apply to our pre-kindergarten program, which is offered five days a week at both Doherty and Lotspeich Lower Schools.

Learn more about program options and school hours for both pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds and prekindergarten.

Our start and end times depend on the program.

  • Our Lower Schools begin each day at 8:30 a.m. Pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds through fifth-grade students may arrive for Early Care beginning at 7:30 a.m. The school day ends at 3:15 p.m., with the exception of pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds and pre-kindergarten, which end at 11:30 a.m. or 3:15 p.m. Students may remain at school in our After the Bell programs until 6 p.m.

    Learn more about program options and school hours for pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds and pre-kindergarten.

    Learn more about our After the Bell programs for Lower School families.

  • Middle School and Upper School begin at 8:10 a.m.; we recommend that students be on Campus no later than 8 a.m. Students can arrive at school any time after 7:30 a.m., and can stay on Campus until 6 p.m. Middle School students may participate in our After the Bell program until 6 p.m. Most Seven Hills athletics team practices (grades 7-12) take place immediately after school.

    Learn more about our After the Bell programs for Middle School families.