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When you provide us with your contact information, we can put you on the mailing list for our weekly newsletter, keep you in the loop about key school programs, provide you with tour sign-up dates and information, and help you manage deadlines for both the application and financial aid processes.

Sign Up for a Campus Tour

We encourage you to learn more about our school and our programs at one of our virtual information sessions and campus tours. Please click on the Info/Tour button to select and register for one of these events.

Submit an Enrollment Application

The application process begins each fall for the next school year. We encourage candidates to apply early and prior to our January application deadline. Families who meet the January application deadline will receive admission notification in March. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a rolling basis, as space allows.

Each enrollment decision is based on the results of an online application, previous school records, an admissions assessment (K-8
th), teacher recommendations, and a parent interview. The process is easy to follow with an individualized Admissions Checklist.

A $100 non-refundable application fee is due upon submitting the application. A fee waiver is available upon request.

Access Your Digital Application Checklist

After you submit an inquiry or application, simply log into The JagZone, our online portal, to access your child’s digital application checklist. Please use this checklist to schedule your student’s admission assessment and meetings.

Additionally, your checklist will provide instructions for requesting teacher recommendations and uploading report cards. Teacher recommendations and report cards may be uploaded before completing an online application. Parent interviews, visits, and assessments must be scheduled AFTER completing an online application. Please complete all items on the checklist before the end of February.

Click below to preview the checklist steps for each grade level. Please note that during the 2021-22 school year, the Admissions Office may modify some of the checklist steps to ensure that all COVID safety guidelines are being followed. Please contact the Admissions Office with specific questions.

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Preschool

    • Virtual Information Session/Campus Tour:  Please register online for one of our ECE Virtual Information Sessions or a campus tour from our home page or, if applicable, from your digital checklist.  Tours are for parents only, unless otherwise noted.
    • Classroom Visit:  After completing an online application, please sign up for a parent-student visit from the digital checklist. Please be aware that per COVID restrictions, the format of the visit may change. 
    • Parent Interview: Sign up for a zoom meeting with a member of the admissions committee. Only one 30-45 minute parent interview is required per family, and we ask that all parents of the student attend the interview. The interview sign up tool is on your digital checklist. 
    • Progress Report: If applicable, please upload a progress report using the upload tool on your digital checklist. 
    • Teacher Recommendation Form: If applicable, use the recommendation link on your digital checklist to request a teacher recommendation to be uploaded directly to Seven Hills.  
  • Pre-Kindergarten

    • Virtual Information Session/Campus Tour:  Please register online for one of our ECE Virtual Information Sessions or a campus tour from our home page or, if applicable, from your digital checklist.  Tours are for parents only, unless otherwise noted.
    • Classroom Visit:  After completing an online application, please sign up for a parent-student visit from the digital checklist. Please be aware that per COVID restrictions, the format of the visit may change. 
    • Parent Interview: Sign up for a zoom meeting with a member of the admissions committee. Only one 30-45 minute interview is required per family, and we ask that all parents of the student attend the interview.
    • Progress Report: If applicable, please upload a copy of your child’s preschool/pre-kindergarten report using the upload tool on your digital checklist.
    • Teacher Recommendation Form: Please use the recommendation link on your digital checklist to request two teacher recommendations, one from the current teacher and one from the previous teacher (if applicable), to be uploaded directly to Seven Hills.  
  • Kindergarten

    • Virtual Information Session/Campus Tour:  Please register online for one of our K-5 Virtual Information Sessions or a campus tour from our home page or, if applicable, from your digital checklist.  Tours are for parents only, unless otherwise noted.
    • Student Visit:  After completing an online application, please sign up for a student visit from the digital checklist. The student visit will consist of a small group developmental screening and a classroom viewing. Please be aware that per COVID restrictions, the format of the visit may change and/or a virtual screening will be offered. 
    • Parent Interview: Sign up for a zoom meeting with a member of the admissions committee. Only one 30-45 minute interview is required per family, and we ask that all parents of the student attend the interview.
    • Report Card: If applicable, please upload a copy of your child’s preschool/pre-kindergarten progress report using the upload tool on your digital checklist.
    • Two Teacher Recommendation Forms: Please use the recommendation link on your digital checklist to request two teacher recommendations, one from the current teacher and one from the previous teacher (if applicable), to be uploaded directly to Seven Hills.
  • 1st-5th Grade

    • Virtual Information Session/Campus Tour:  Please register online for one of our K-5 Virtual Information Sessions or a campus tour from our home page or, if applicable, from your digital checklist.  Tours are for parents only, unless otherwise noted.
    • Student Visit:  After completing an online application, please sign up for a student visit from the digital checklist. Please be aware that per COVID restrictions, the format of the visit may change. 
    • Assessment: During the student visit, a grade level Math and Reading assessment will be administered. 
    • Parent Interview: Sign up for a zoom meeting with a member of the admissions committee. Only one 30-45 minute interview is required per family, and we ask that all parents of the student attend the interview.
    • Report Card: Please upload copies of your child’s current and previous year report cards into one document using the upload tool on your digital checklist.
    • Two Teacher Recommendation Forms:  Please use the recommendation link on your digital checklist to request two teacher recommendations, one from the current teacher and one from the previous teacher, to be uploaded directly to Seven Hills. 
  • 6th-8th Grade

    • Campus Tour/Virtual Information Session: Please register online for one of our Middle School Information Sessions or a campus tour from our home page or, if applicable, from your digital checklist. Tours are for parents only, unless otherwise noted.
    • Classroom Visit: After submitting an online application, please sign up for a visit day using the scheduling tool on your checklist. Please note that the visit day format may change due to changing COVID safety guidelines.  
    • Assessment Test: Please register your student for the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) directly at the ISEE site. Please sign up for a time/location so results will arrive at Seven Hills by February 28, 2022. Seven Hills in-house assessments will be completed during the visit day. 
    • Parent Interview: Please sign up for a parent interview after submitting an application. Only one 30-45 minute interview is required per family, and we ask that all parents of the student attend. Please note that all parent interviews will be virtual.
    • Report Cards: Please upload copies of your child’s current and previous year report cards as one document using the upload tool on your digital checklist.
    • Two Teacher Recommendation Forms: Please use the recommendation links on your digital checklist to request  two teacher recommendations, one from the current teacher and one from the previous teacher, to be uploaded directly to Seven Hills.

Consider Financial Aid

In our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Seven Hills values a socio-economically diverse student body. The goal of Seven Hills' financial aid program is to attract and retain qualified students for whom a Seven Hills education might normally be out of reach.
 
Seven Hills uses School and Student Services (SSS) and the Seven Hills Supplemental Form to help assess a family’s ability to pay tuition and to promote objectivity and consistency in financial aid determinations. In order to be considered for financial aid, families must follow all stated deadlines and requirements.

The Financial Aid Application Deadline is January 15, 2022 for new applicant families, and December 15, 2021 for current families.

Admission Decisions

Admission decisions will be communicated to families by Seven Hills on March 17, 2022. Check your child’s portal in The JagZone for notification of your admission decision. Tuition Assistance decisions will be communicated at the same time. Though independent schools agree not to host public events during the week after decisions are posted, you are encouraged to reach out to us if you would like to visit one last time or to talk with anyone within our community.

Deadlines & Notification Dates

Last Virtual Information Session Before Application Deadline: January 13, 2022
Application Deadline: January 15, 2022
Decisions & Enrollment Notification to New Applicant Families: March 17, 2022 
Enrollment Contracts with Deposit Due Back to Seven Hills: March 24, 2022 by 10 am
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!
    • Susanne Goldman and Rebecca Cushing, Admissions Team

Did You Know?

To support our admissions efforts to actively seek students of color and students from all socio-economic groups, Seven Hills partners with community organizations that are committed to supporting under-served communities to build equal access to the admissions process.
"Seven Hills has given me a love of learning, taught me the importance of respecting others, and supported my ability to work with others. It has helped me develop leadership skills, confidence, and shown me the value of helping my community."
— Stephen, Class of 2020