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

FAQs

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: I see virtual information session and tour dates listed. Is this a mandatory step in the admissions process? How do I sign up?

    To begin the admissions process, we require that parents attend at least one scheduled information session and/or tour date to familiarize themselves with our unique learning community. Either virtual or in-person, these events offer division level information about the Seven Hills curriculum and educational philosophy.  At the conclusion of the information sessions and the campus tours, administrators and other staff will be available to answer questions. Due to COVID safety guidelines, the campus tour format may change. You may sign up for virtual information sessions and tours from our website.
  • Q: How do I submit my application and is there a deadline for when my application needs to be received?

    Admissions applications are available on our portal by creating a username and password. Please note the online application must be submitted by January 15, 2022  in order to be considered for enrollment by our March 17, 2022 notification date.

    To submit an application, please click the APPLY NOW at the left top of the page. Each application requires a $100 application fee per child.  To accompany your application, please submit a photo of your child. 
  • Q: What does the admissions process involve and how are decisions made?

    The admissions process includes completion of the following steps: 1) attending a parent  information session or an on-campus tour;  2) submission of a student application;  3) submission of teacher recommendations & report cards; 4) student assessment and, 5) a virtual parent interview.  

    In making admissions decisions, the Admissions Committee reviews each application and determines a student’s ability to find academic and social/emotional success at Seven Hills.  Admissions notifications are available electronically on March 17, 2022.  Parents of students who are offered enrollment are asked to commit to Seven Hills by returning their enrollment contract and a 10% deposit to the school by March 24, 2022.
  • Q: What is the age requirement for students entering Preschool?

    In order for students to be considered eligible for Preschool, they need to be 3 years old by December 1, 2021 and potty-trained. Parents should begin the admissions process the year prior to when their child would be eligible. 
  • Q: Is the September 1st cut-off date for Kindergarten applicants flexible?

    We require students to turn age 5 by September 1, 2022 in order to be considered eligible for Kindergarten enrollment. Students with birth dates after September 1st can be considered for our Red Barn (PK) class.
  • Q: Are affiliated (sibling) applicants guaranteed admission?

    While affiliated applicants are not guaranteed admission, they do have an early application deadline of December 15, 2021.  Affiliated applicants adhere to the same admissions requirements as non-affiliated (new) applicants. Admissions notifications for affiliated applicants are available in mid-February, during re-enrollment for current families.
  • Q: How does the tuition assistance program work?

    Please click here for FAQs about our tuition assistance process.
Please contact Susanne Goldman, Director of ECE-5th Grade Admission and Tuition Assistance, or Rebecca Cushing, Director of Middle School Admission and Outreach, with any questions about Seven Hills and our admissions process. We look forward to hearing from you!