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 for a tour?

    To begin the admissions process, we ask that parents register for a scheduled tour date to familiarize themselves with our unique learning community. On the day of the tour, guests are led through the campus and in and out of classrooms with our seasoned parent tour guides. There is additional time after the tour with our Head of School, Kathleen McNamara, and our Division Heads. Questions are answered, curriculum and philosophy are discussed, and details about the admissions process are addressed.
  • 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. The online application must be submitted by January 15, 2021 in order to be considered for enrollment by our March notification date.

    Please note: there is a $100 application fee for each child, and we ask for a photo of each applicant for our files. To submit an application, please click the APPLY NOW at the left top of the page.
  • Q: What does the admissions process involve and how are decisions made?

    In making admissions decisions, the Admissions Committee reviews each application and determines each student’s ability to find academic and social/emotional success at Seven Hills. Applicants are assessed for fit at each step of the Application Checklist, which can be found by grade here. By logging into your online portal, you can view the progression of your application each step along the admissions process.
    Upon completion of these steps, the Admissions Committee makes enrollment decisions available on March 18, 2021. Students who are offered admission are asked to make a commitment to Seven Hills by returning their enrollment contract to the school by March 25, 2021.
  • Q: What is the age requirement for students entering Preschool?

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

    Students need to be 5 years old by September 1st. Students who do not meet the age cut-off can be considered for enrollment in our Red Barn (PK) class.
  • Q: Are sibling applicants guaranteed admission?

    While sibling applicants are not guaranteed admission, we do understand that most families already have an association and connection to Seven Hills. We follow the same admissions protocol for all applicants when assessing student success at Seven Hills.
  • 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!