Serving Preschool Through 8th Grade in the San Francisco East Bay Since 1962

Preschool, Lower School, Middle School...

With the mission to "...develop the intellect, engage the spirit, and foster respect for, and responsibility to, our world," Seven Hills prepares students for a future we can anticipate but not fully imagine. Beyond mastery of core academic content, we instill an approach to lifelong learning, an indomitable attitude, and a means of navigating complicated challenges that lead to new opportunities. On campus and beyond, collaboration with a diverse team is the norm; we want our graduates to understand and embrace both differences and similarities.

Our graduates will be problem-finders and problem-solvers; connectors and contributors; and agents of their own learning. As we implement and refine our academic program we focus on critical thinking; communication and media literacy; collaboration, teamwork and leadership; creativity and innovation; core subject mastery; and cross-cultural understanding and global citizenship.

Our graduates go on to high school and college careers of depth and meaning, and lives of purpose and fulfillment.

No collection of words here can convey the joy we feel on campus every day. The joy of curiosity and exploration, success and setbacks, empathy and action. Our students are happy to spend their days at Seven Hills, and become the lifelong learners they will be.

Click here to see a photo blog of Seven Hills from Rhys Miller's vantage point, as she works with teachers to provide a continuum of integrated learning, from Preschool through 8th grade. And click on the links below, to see our students featured in the NAIS Inspiration Lab, a curated site in which independent schools look for inspiration from peer thought-leaders:

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Click here to see a photo blog of Seven Hills from Rhys Miller's vantage point, as she works with teachers to provide a continuum of integrated learning, from Preschool through 8th grade.
“We dress them and we feed them, and we love them... It’s you, though, you, the wonderful teachers and faculty of Seven Hills, who teach them how to live, give them the tools to succeed, show them how to be part of a community larger than that of their families, their homes and their streets. You shape these minds, you make them into citizens of the world and you give them the wherewithal to cope with that scary, beautiful, unknown place which lives just outside our village on the hill.”

- Clare, Lower School parent