“The teachers here aren't just teachers. They're mentors, people I feel like I can go to for anything, relationships I'll never have anywhere else. And my classmates aren't just people I have to make it through each long day with. They're friends, all 41 of them, and I know it's cliché to say this, but they're almost like siblings to me.”

— Ben, 8th grader upon his graduation

Did You Know?

100% of Seven Hills teachers engage in professional development each year. They present at, and participate in conferences and seminars; engage in cross-grade and cross-subject professional learning communities on campus; and contribute to online communities of teachers who challenge each other to ever-changing best practices.

About Us

The Seven Hills School, founded in 1962, is an independent, not-for-profit school educating 375 students in preschool through 8th grade.

Accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Seven Hills is also an active member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and other independent school associations. Seven Hills enjoys a long standing partnership with educational institutions nationwide.

At Seven Hills our mission is, “to develop the intellect, engage the spirit and foster respect for and responsibility to our world.”

We are a community of parents, educators and students who are committed to lifelong learning. We enjoy an environment in which a student’s curiosity is inspired, engaged, and rewarded. And we support educators who value professional development, lead each other and their peers to best practices, and accomplish all of this in a spirit of collegiality.

Our campus, nine acres of former ranchland set back behind Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek, is a student-centered environment that provides a myriad of experiences for our children. Step out of our 21st-century classrooms and along a babbling brook which meanders through campus. Stop by our lunch tables and watch children play on our huge outdoor chessboard. On any given day, you might see Shakespeare performed or Beethoven rehearsed; a rocket launched or a volleyball serve perfected. Our spacious library has room for quiet, introspective readers and a stage for gregarious storytellers.

We understand that from day one, you have wanted only what is best for your child. At Seven Hills, we too want what is best for each child and we look forward to our partnership in your child’s educational journey. We are proud that Seven Hills is a place where each child finds joy in learning and leaves ready for the next academic adventure, the next community to which they will contribute.

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