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Why Seven Hills

From an early age, we instill the importance of experiential learning, guided by dedicated teachers who cultivate each child’s unique potential. With a Seven Hills education, not only are students ready to meet every opportunity ahead of them, they’re empowered to follow their dreams and take on new challenges as they become confident, passionate, and fulfilled individuals.

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"We believe that education is relationship-based and that students learn best when teachers fully understand the interests, motivations, and individual learning styles of each of their students."

Christopher P. Garten Head of School

Superb College Prep


With college placement results and a testing profile that rival some of the best schools in the nation, parents can be confident that Seven Hills will fully prepare their child for success at the next level. A host of rigorous honors and advanced placement courses ensures that many students are doing college-level work even in high school. But more than that, the program is designed to foster the habits of mind that bring academic success: independence, dedication, and emotional resilience. Our signature four-year college counseling program starts in freshman year and guides students through every step of the portfolio building application process.  A Seven Hills education delivers proven results that we are proud to share.

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Education for Life


We are not just preparing students for college. Our mission is more ambitious than that. We try to educate our students for rich and full lives beyond college, arming them not only with academic skills but with the interpersonal and social skills they will need for their lives beyond college. We challenge them to develop their unique gifts and talents and prepare them to play a meaningful and fulfilling role in the world.

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Guided Self-Discovery


We see education as a journey of self-discovery. We seek to provide the engaging experiences our students need to identify and develop their unique interests and talents. Starting in our Lower Schools, our students explore a broad range of subjects and learning activities, giving a solid foundation in a wide range of areas. As they mature, they begin to hone in on special areas of interest through elective courses, clubs and activities, after school enrichment opportunities, and travel. 

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A Future-Focused Approach


Our signature Seven Hills Method commits us to using those instructional techniques most conducive to fostering the skills and habits of mind our students will need for future success. By using research-based best practices and innovative, future focused instructional techniques, our highly trained teachers give our students every resource they need to become the best version of themselves. When they are given room to make their own inquiries, they take justifiable pride in their work and in what they’re able to achieve. 

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 Breadth of Program


In order to accomplish these objectives, Seven Hills offers the broadest and most varied program possible, a vast array of required and elective learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. The breadth of our program allows students to explore every aspect of themselves, finding latent talents and fostering unique capacities.

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Fostering Values


Fostering Values

At Seven Hills, we teach to our core values every single day. In partnership with our families, we seek to help students develop into principled adults who are confident in who they are and comfortable in the world around them. Not only do we explicitly model and reinforce our values through teachable moments, we have developed a formal program of social and emotional learning and highly engaging guidance classes that help students develop into empathetic and compassionate individuals.

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A Culture of Innovation


Though we are rooted in our mission and core values, as a school community, we are always evolving, always developing new programs to prepare our students ever more fully for a rapidly changing world. Our dedicated teachers are learners themselves, constantly modifying their curriculum or instructional methods based on new educational research and best practices. Our unique curriculum grant program incentivizes teachers to travel nationwide, visiting other exemplary schools and attending enriching conferences, to gain new insights to enrich their practice.

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