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Annual Report

The Seven Hills School Annual Report offers information about the financial health of the school and acknowledges the generous support of the families and friends of The Seven Hills School. This yearly publication, released each fall, provides an overview of the achievements of the past academic year.


Seven Hills Magazine is published on a biannual basis in the spring and fall. The publication is mailed to our alumni, current parents, and friends of the school. Each magazine offers an in-depth look at signature programs in the Seven Hills community. In its pages readers find profiles of innovative programs, engaged learning, and high-achieving alumni.


Seven Hills Graduates 89 Students in 50th Commencement

Upper Schoolers Honored at Awards Day

Upper Schoolers Complete May Terms

Lifers Return to Lower Schools

Senior Clap-out During Senior Circle

Upper School to Pilot Cybersecurity Course Next Year

Thirty-three students Inducted into Language Honor Societies

Upper Schoolers Donate to Bethany House

Alum Returns to Campus

Challenge Experience Sharing

Seven Hills has Two National Merit Winners

Anatomy and Physiology Takes part in BioSkills Lab

Freshmen Battle with History knowledge in Tournament of Greatness

Seven Hills Dedicates Buildings in Honor of Two Retirees

Emily Wiedemann ’01 Visits Upper

Traveling Abroad to Taiwan

Choosing a book in American Literature

Freshman wins Earth Day Logo Contest

Ten Students Heading to HOSA Internationals

Filmmaker Deborah Garcia H’67 Returns for Alumni Speaker Series

Seven Hills honors Lifers with Lunch

Rick Tate Visits

Students Share Personal Challenge Projects

Cultural Lunch and Learn

Senior Featured in Northeastern Magazine

Four Students Named Presidential Scholar Candidates

HOSA Competes at Regionals, Qualifies for State

Katerine Zoepf ’96 Returns to Seven Hills for Speaker Series

Students honored for writing courage

Experiential Learning Fair

African American Studies students debate best path to freedom

Microengineering students show off projects

Winter Spirit Week

Computer Science Codes with Lower Schoolers

Instructional Coaching at Upper

Testing cars in AP Physics

Personal Challenge Sharing

Alumnus Returns to Upper School

34 Inducted into Seven Hills Scholars Society

Upper Schoolers Compete at Ohio Science Olympiad

5, 6, 7, 8…Fight!

Seven Hills named to AP School Honor Roll

Nine students named National Merit Commended Scholars, three receive College Board Awards

Upper Welcomed Alumni Speaker

Equity Council hosts retreat

Upper Hosts LatinX Summer Reading Program Event

Ten students named National Merit Semifinalists

Marsha Williams ’77 Kicks off Alumni Speaker Series

Awards Roundup

Upper Hosts Club Fair

Seven Hills Graduates 97 students in 49th Commencement

Upper Schoolers Honored at Awards Day

Upper Schoolers Complete May Terms

Upper Schoolers Zoom with record-breaking researcher

Three students named Presidential Scholar Candidates

Seven Hills has Two National Merit Winners

Parent Panel on Immigration

Alumni shares medical experience

Seven Hills Appoints Matt Bolton As New Head of School

Congratulations to new members of the Cum Laude Society

Personal Challenge Project Sharing

Seven Hills wins six national Scholastic Writing & Arts Awards

HOSA Club places first at state, qualifies for internationals

Boba tea for charity

Freshman demos app at Capitol

Seven Hills Earns Computer Science Female Diversity Award

Junior leads Summer Reading Redesign

Students compete, win at Science Olympiad

History students simulate the Silk Road

Seven students are National Merit Finalists

Cincy Shakes visits Freshmen English

Alumni share career tips at panel

Incorporating art in Spanish V

Mock Trial Teams compete at district competition

Three Upper Schoolers Awarded Hauck Scholarship

91% of AP Exam scores qualify for advanced standing in college

Civic Engagement Seminars Conclude

Upper and Middle Students received 204 Regional Scholastic Awards

History simulates assembly line

Seven Hills Hosts Latin Competition

HOSA teams advance to state competition

Seven Hills Lifers honored with lunch

Awards Roundup

Students attend Diversity Leadership Conference

Alumni stress importance of passion

Poetry lesson from professionals

Less stress for exams

Seven Hills Welcomes Danish students, teachers

Upper School Students share Personal Challenge Projects

Upper Schoolers compete in math competitions

Senior gets perfect ACT score

Periodic Table Lab

Seven Hills Welcomes French students

Stinger Day!

Alumni Share Career Tips at Panel

Drama of photosynthesis

Lunch and Learn covers diversity in corporate America

Freshmen Debate in Athenian Assembly

English teacher published in literary magazine

Former Board of Trustee Chair named Enquirer Woman of the Year

Six Students named National Merit Commended Scholars, 85 named AP Scholars

Author Ellen Oh visits Upper

Learning about Famous Spanish Speakers

Bolton, English class featured in Journal

Fair Showcases Club Offerings

Seven Students named National Merit Semifinalists

Five students receive College Board National Recognition awards

Ninth Grade Retreat Returns

New Classes at Upper

Chinese Classes Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

Seven Hills School chief Chris Garten to exit; search underway for replacement

Seven Hills graduates 90 students in 48th Commencement

Upper Schoolers given end of year awards

May Terms Return

Two Students named finalists for AJC Service Awards

Students succeed on National Latin Exam

Junior places in Top 20 in PhysicsBowl

Seven Hills has Four National Merit Scholars

History students debate great leaders

Students inducted into World Languages Honor Societies

Entrepreneurship Class pitches business ideas

Parent Panel on Immigration

Three receive American Chemical Society honors

Seven students honored in Chinese Writing Contest

Final Civic Engagement Day focused on mental health

Four Students win national Scholastic Awards

Congratulations to new members of the Cum Laude Society

Numerous Stingers Win Awards

Band Day in Physics

Crime Investigation in English

“Grey’s Anatomy” Star, Alum Visits for Civic Engagement Day

Mock Trial Competes at State

Seven Hills Names Hauck Scholarship Winners

Stingers Medal at Science Olympiad

Equity and Inclusion Council teaches about bias

HOSA Chapter is State Bound

Fly Fishing Basics

“Grey’s Anatomy” Star, Alum Visits Seven Hills for Civic Engagement Day

Eight students are National Merit Finalists

Discussing the war in Ukraine

Upper Shares Personal Challenge Projects

Alumni Career Panel Held

African American Awareness Club Provides Food for Bethany House

Juniors Restart Tutoring Club

Freshman becomes Overture finalist

AAA hosts Adoria Maxberry

Five Students named Presidential Scholar Candidates

Student-Authors present novels

Door Decorating Contest

Students and Faculty Face off in Academic Team Match

Croissants for Charity

Seven Hills received 141 Scholastic Writing Awards recognitions

Upper School students design foam sculptures

Upper School winter production shines light on dangerous 1920s workplace conditions

Local Organization teaches students about healthy relationships

Equity and Inclusion Council attends leadership retreat

Interactive Trig in Honors Precalc

Post-Its bring encouragement to Upper

Upper School instrumental concert

Upper School choir concert

Senior Receives YoungArts Award

Club Raised Funds for Bethany House

Senior takes over announcement board

Free the Bee Returns to Upper

Art History in Action

Junior’s Tutoring Program Going Strong

Students program robotic vehicles

Upper School performs “The Addams Family”

Upper School students green-light the new green-screen

Sophomores analyze and enjoy “Macbeth”

Upper School students learn color blending

Civic Engagement Day Focuses on Sustainability

Upper Students Relax with Stinger Day

World Language Boards Outline Importance of Global Citizenship

Students Display Literary Knowledge in Debate

Upper Offers Record Number of Clubs

Author Jasmine Warga Discusses Writing and Identity with Upper School

Student instrumentalists selected to join prestigious regional, state symphonies

Students prepare a spooktacular fright of a show

Upper Students learn foundational ceramic skills

Students, Teachers Share in Life-long Reading Journey

Seniors Watch Sunrise, Hope to Start New Tradition

Senior Teaches Freshmen about Holocaust

Upper School Students Learn the Art of Animation 

Seven Hills Graduates 79 Students in 47th Commencement

Upper School Awards

Celebrating Our Seniors

Upper School Chemistry Students Honor Overlooked Scientists

Upper School Computer Science Students Look Back on What They Learned

Senior Receives Student Leader Honor

Junior Hosts TEDx at The Schiff Center

SNAAP Banquet Celebrates Students, Families

Junior Hosts TEDx at The Schiff Center

Geometric Construction

Freshman Wins Power of the Pen Award

Prom Glows On

Teresa Bardon Named World Language Department Chair

Upper School Elects New Student Government Leaders

Seven Hills Celebrates Seniors!

Upper School Chorus Performs in The Schiff Center

Upper School Symphonic and Contemporary Ensembles Hold Concert in The Schiff Center

Upper School Theatre Rocks “American Idiot”

Calculating Probability in Statistics

It’s a Gas!

National Junior Classical League Latin Honor Society

French Honor Society

 Spanish Honor Society

Congrats to Our National Merit Scholarship Recipients!

Exploring Themes of Magic-realism and the Fantastic in AP Spanish

Congratulations to New Members of Cum Laude Society

Real Applications in Mandarin

Seven Hills Celebrates Signing Day

Congratulations to New Members of Cum Laude Society

Civic Engagement Day

A Tasty Lesson in French

Circuits, Electronics and Mechatronics in Computer Engineering Class

Answering Life’s Questions in Spanish V Honors

Calorimetry in Chemistry

Practicing for the Spring Concert!

Students Soon to Use New Professional Backdrop in Film and Animation Class

Comparative Analysis of Contemporary Works in English 12

Effecting Change through Literature Studies

Celebrating the Lunar New Year

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Zoom Style

Seven Hills Students Claim Rare Recognition with Cincinnati’s Overture Awards

Seven Hills Students Claim Rare Recognition with Cincinnati’s Overture Awards

Plaster Carving in Upper School Art

National Merit Finalists


Upper School Students Answer the Question: Are We in a New Gilded Age?

Three Seven Hills Students Accepted to Prestigious Exploratory Medical Program

Understanding the Process of Titration in Chemistry

Seven Hills Wins AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

Seven Hills Claims Tremendous Showing in Scholastic Writing Awards 2021

Overture Awards

Upper School Presents Series of Student-Written Plays

Upper School Students Answer the Question: Are We in a New Gilded Age?

Three Seven Hills Students Accepted to Prestigious Exploratory Medical Program

Understanding the Process of Titration in Chemistry

Seven Hills Wins AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

Seven Hills Claims Tremendous Showing in Scholastic Writing Awards 2021

Using Emerson as a Guide in American Literature Honors

A Virtual Tour of Berlin

Delivering a little (Tasty) Joy!

A Writing Prompt of Historic Proportions

Learning the Art of Stage Combat

Wonders with Watercolor

A Virtual Tour of Berlin

Discussion of the Cold War

Senior Named Candidate for National Merit Corporate Scholarship

Precalculus Honors Students Evaluate Expressions

Senior Talks COVID-19 on local Podcast

Books for Lunch – Save the Date!

Upper School Theater Highlights

Senior Receives National YoungArts Award for Classical Music Accomplishments

The Turkey Tango Continues!

Math Department Uses Grant to Boost Remote Learning Engagement

Books for Lunch Goes Virtual!

What Are You Reading?

Civic Engagement Day

Previewing the Class of 2025!

Upper School Receives Computer Science Education Award

Upper Delivers “War of the Worlds” at The Schiff Center

Theater Students Produce “Midnight Express” Play at Alms Park

Upper Chorus Practicing for Upcoming Performance


Latin Honor Society

National Latin Exam & Latin Honor Society

Seven Hills Upper School Students to Serve on Local Magazine Editorial Board

History Students Zoom Denmark to Discuss Presidential Election

Congratulations National Merit Commended Scholars

Pizarras Transparantes (Plexiglass as a whiteboard)

Juniors Study “The Crucible”

Just How Do Store Receipts Get Designed?

Upper School Journalism Class Prepares First Issue of Newspaper

Visualizing Music

An In-depth (and timely) Study of the History of Vaccines

Spanish 4 Students Takes Classmates on Virtual Geographical Tour

Observing Physical and Chemical Changes in Chemistry

Drawing and Shading Drills in Upper School Art

Press Releases

With so many exciting lessons, events, and more happening in the halls of Seven Hills, we often share our news with the Cincinnati community. Press releases feature stories sent to news outlets in the area, as well as pieces about Seven Hills in the news.

Five Stingers Sign to Play in College

Seven Hills Students Win 204 Scholastic Writing Awards

Seven Hills Adds Squash Facility, Largest in Cincinnati

Seven Hills Appoints New Upper School Head

Seven Hills Named to AP School Honor Roll with Highest Distinction

Seven Hills Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Seven Hills Appoints New Head of School

Seven Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

Mike Combs, Omar Cummings join Seven Hills as Boys Varsity Soccer Coaches

Seven Hills received 141 Scholastic Writing Awards

“Grey’s Anatomy” Star, Alum Visits Seven Hills for Civic Engagement Day



Four Students get Perfect ACT, SAT Scores

Congratulations to our 2021 National Merit Scholars!

Seven Hills Congratulates our 2021 National Merit Scholars!

Seven Hills Announces 10 National Merit Finalists

E. E. Ford Foundation Awards Prestigious Matching Grant to The Seven Hills School

Sophomore to Perform Solo with CSO

89% of Seven Hills’ Seniors Receive Early Action Acceptance

Seven Hills Announces 2018 National Merit Semifinalists

Rising Junior Recognized at US Youth Soccer National Championships

The Seven Hills School Claims State Championship

Student Engineers Use Design Thinking to Help Friend

Seven Hills Announces 11 National Merit Finalists

Seven Hills Entrepreneurs in the News

Seven Hills Featured in Hyde Park Living

Upper School Students Thrive in New Entrepreneurship Class

Seven Hills Boys Golf Team Claims State Championship

Seven Hills Recognizes National Commended Scholars

Seven Hills Students Claim Top Prize in Kung Fu Competition, Featured on WCPO

The Seven Hills School Launches Athletic Leadership Team

Seven Hills Announces 2017 National Merit Semifinalists

Seven Hills Student Featured in Enquirer for Training Dogs to Detect Diabetes

Seven Hills Senior Named National Merit Scholarship Winner

Seven Hills Senior Featured on Channels 5 & 12

Seven Hills Senior Qualifies for Olympic Trials

Four Seven Hills Seniors Signed

Three Seven Hills Seniors Named 2016 Presidential Scholar Candidates

Senior Matthew Marquardt named Larosa’s MVP of the Week

Seven Hills Student Named Finalist for Full Medical School Scholarship

Two seniors commit to play for Division I schools

Seven Hills Students Conduct Waste Audit

Seven Hills Tops National Merit Percentage Among Cincinnati Schools

Seven Hills Congratulates 8 National Merit Semifinalists

Congratulations Class of 2015!

Seven Hills Freshman Brings Home Cappies Award for “Best Supporting”

Seven Hills Junior Receives Top Composite ACT Score

Seven Hills Congratulates Our 2015 National Merit Scholarship Award Winner

Seven Hills Students Named Finalists in Youth Poetry Slam Contest

Seven Hills Senior Receives National Achievement Scholarship

Seven Hills Congratulates 10 National Merit Finalists

Microlending Program Thrives at The Seven Hills School

Seven Hills Student Selected to be TEDx Speaker

Congratulations to Our National Merit Scholars

Semester in Review

The Semester in Review, released at the closing of fall semester, compiles highlights from The Buzz. The publication takes a look back at special projects, programs, and accomplishments of our students and faculty during the first half of the year.