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

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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 by attending a virtual information session for prospective families. Please check back soon for the 2021-22 virtual information session dates which will be posted soon.  
 

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 and 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 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 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 our typical, non-COVID application checklist steps for each grade level.  Please note that during the 2020-21 school year, the Admissions Office will modify some of the checklist steps to ensure that COVID safety guidelines are in place.  Please contact the Admissions Office with specific questions.

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Preschool

    • Visit: Sign up for an informal 30-minute parent-child visit.
    • Parent Interview: Sign up for a parent 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.
    • Progress Report: Please upload a copy of your child’s preschool report (if applicable).
    • Teacher Recommendation Form: Please request the previous teacher to upload the completed form directly to Seven Hills (if applicable).
  • Pre-Kindergarten

    • Visit: Sign up for an informal 30-minute student visit.
    • Parent Interview: Sign up for a parent 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.
    • Progress Report: Please upload a copy of your child’s preschool/pre-kindergarten report.
    • Teacher Recommendation Form: Please request the current and previous teacher to upload the completed form directly to Seven Hills (if applicable).
  • Kindergarten

    • Visit: Sign up for a Saturday 1 hour small group visit which includes a Kindergarten readiness assessment.
    • Parent Interview: Sign up for a parent 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.
    • Report Card: Please upload a copy of your child’s current & pre-kindergarten report/progress report.
    • Two Teacher Recommendation Forms: Please request the current and previous teacher to upload the completed form directly to Seven Hills.
  • 1st-4th Grade

    • Visit: Sign up for a visit.
    • Assessment Test: A grade-level assessment will be administered during the visit.
    • Parent Interview: Sign up for a parent 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.
    • Report Card: Please upload a copy of your child’s current and previous year report cards.
    • Two Teacher Recommendation Forms: Please request the current and previous teacher to upload the completed form directly to Seven Hills.
  • 5th Grade

    • Visit: Sign up for a visit.
    • Assessment Test: A grade-level assessment will be administered during the visit.
    • Parent Interview: Sign up for a parent 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.
    • Report Card: Please upload a copy of your child’s current and previous year report cards.
    • Two Teacher Recommendation Forms: Please request the current and previous teacher to upload the completed form directly to Seven Hills.
  • 6th-8th Grade

    • Visit: Sign up for a visit.
    • Assessment Test: Please register your student to sit 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, 2021.
    • Parent Interview: Sign up for a parent 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.
    • Report Card: Please upload a copy of your child’s current and previous year report cards.
    • Two Teacher Recommendation Forms: Please request the current and previous teacher to upload the completed form 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) 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.

Admission Decisions

Admission decisions will be communicated to families by The Seven Hills School (and all BADA Schools) in mid-March. Check your 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 talk with anyone within our community.

Deadlines & Notification Dates

Please check back soon for Admission event dates for next year. Thanks.
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