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The Seven Hills School is located in two eclectic suburban neighborhoods in Greater Cincinnati. Our Hillsdale Campus is located at 5400 Red Bank Road in Madisonville and our Doherty Campus is located at 2726 Johnstone Place in East Walnut Hills.



The Seven Hills School has roots reaching back to 1906, with the founding of the College Preparatory School by Mary Harlan Doherty. Just a decade later, Helen Lotspeich founded the Clifton Open-Air School to foster natural curiosity and the joy of learning in children around Cincinnati. In 1928, community leaders founded the Hillsdale School as an alternative private education. In 1974, the merger of the College Preparatory School and the Hillsdale-Lotspeich School brought these learning institutions together to form the modern incarnation of The Seven Hills School.


At Seven Hills, our mission is to engage hearts and minds, challenging students to develop their unique capacities and preparing each for a meaningful role in a rapidly changing world. Seven Hills enrolls over 1,000 students ages 2 through grade 12. About 32 percent of those enrolled are from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our class sizes are small, with an average class size of 15 students and a student-teacher ratio of 9:1. At Seven Hills, we pride ourselves on hiring motivated, caring faculty and staff who enhance our school community with their many skills and talents. On average, our faculty have 17 years of teaching experience.

Seven Hills is more than just a school. We’re a close-knit community. And we can’t wait to learn more about you.


Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, and a copy of university transcripts to Andi Guess, administrative assistant to the Head of School, at or mail materials to Andi Guess at The Seven Hills School, 5400 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Seven Hills is an independent, nonsectarian college preparatory school.

The Seven Hills School is an equal opportunity employer.

2017-18 openings

No openings at this time.


Substitute teachers are needed for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in a range of disciplines. Substitutes are paid $100 per day. The day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3:30p.m. Candidates should be college graduates.

Once received, materials will be forwarded to the divisional substitute coordinators for review. They will contact candidates should they have questions regarding an application.