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

Parent Lecture Series

A long standing tradition at The Seven Hills School, the Parent Lecture Series brings renowned speakers to our Walnut Creek campus, who share insights, advice and inspiration on current parenting and education topics. Offered to parents, educators and community members throughout the East Bay, the Series is held two-three times a year and is an extension of the School’s mission to “develop the intellect, engage the spirit and foster respect for and responsibility to our world.” 
Adults-only tickets for each individual lecture are $20 per person and $10 for educators.

Please check back for updates to our 2019-20 Parent Lecture Series lineup. Click here for the series history.

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  • Dr. Jo Boaler

    Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead and Live Without Barriers
    Monday, December 9, 7:00-8:30pm
    Register Here
    Dr. Boaler is the Nomellini-Olivier Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, and faculty director of YouCubed, an online K-12 math resource. She is the author of the first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on mathematics teaching and learning, as well as nine mathematics books. Published in The New York Times, TIME magazine, The Telegraph, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and many other news outlets, Boaler has been named by the BBC as one of the "eight educators changing the face of education." Her books, podcasts, and workshops have significantly shaped the Seven Hills math curriculum.
    When people take a limitless approach to learning⁠—in content areas and in life—different pathways open up to them, leading to higher, more equitable, and more enjoyable achievement. Discover what a limitless mindset is, and how to think together about ways to create equitable and engaging learning experiences that are limitless. Discussion and Q&A will be followed by a book signing (books will be available for purchase).
  • Matt de la Peña

    Tuesday, January 28, 7:00-8:30pm
    Registration Opening Soon

    Matt de la Peña is the New York Times Bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning author of seven young adult novels (including Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, and Superman: Dawnbreaker) and five picture books (including Love and Last Stop on Market Street). In 2016 he was awarded the NCTE Intellectual Freedom Award. He teaches creative writing and visits schools and colleges throughout the country and is the Seven Hills artist in residence for the 2019-20 school year.
    • Dr. Denise Pope with event co-chair, Lori

      Dr. Denise Pope with event co-chair, Lori

How does Seven Hills get these amazing speakers? I tell everyone I know about them and always bring a friend or neighbor.

— Julie, Seven Hills parent


Tickets for each individual lecture are $20/person and $10 for teachers. Seating is limited so we always encourage those interested to register early. Free childcare is provided to Seven Hills families. We look forward to seeing you!