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


List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: I see 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 tour date to familiarize themselves with our unique learning community. These in-person events offer division-level information about the Seven Hills curriculum and educational philosophy. After the campus tours, administrators and other staff will be available to answer questions. You may sign up for tours on 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 that the online application must be submitted by January 15, 2024, to be considered for enrollment by our March 14, 2024, notification date.

    To submit an application, please click the APPLY NOW at the top left 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 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 will be available electronically on March 14, 2024. Parents of students offered enrollment are asked to commit to Seven Hills by returning their enrollment contract and a 10% deposit to the school by March 21, 2024.
  • Q: What is the age requirement for students entering Preschool?

    For students to be considered eligible for Preschool, they need to be three years old by December 1, 2023 and potty-trained. Parents should begin the admissions process the year before their child is eligible. 
  • Q: Is the September 1st cut-off date for Kindergarten applicants flexible?

    We require students to turn age five by September 1, 2023 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 have an early application deadline of December 15, 2023. 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 Modified Tuition program work?

    Please click here for information and FAQs about our Modified Tuition program.
Please contact Director of Admission Susanne Goldman with questions about Seven Hills and our admissions process. We look forward to connecting with you!