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 from DEI to mindset to health. Click here for the series history.

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.”
Check out our 2020-21 Parent Lecture Series lineup below, to be held in a virtual format this year. Spots and seating are usually limited, so we always encourage those interested to register early. Please join us—we're all parenting in an increasingly complex world and thrive on the wit and wisdom of our speakers.

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  • Michael Thompson

    The Pressured Child During the COVID Era
    Tuesday, September 21, 6:00–7:15pm
    Virtually on Zoom

    Michael Thompson, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, author, and school consultant. He has worked in schools for fifty years, starting as a middle school teacher, later training as a counselor and psychologist. He is presently the supervising psychologist for the Belmont Hill School in Belmont, MA, and has worked in over 700 schools in the U.S., Asia, Africa Europe, and Central America.  
    Dr. Thompson is the author and co-author of nine books, including the New York Times bestseller Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children, The Pressured Child and Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow.
    Dr. Thompson was the facilitator for the NAIS Institute for New Heads from 1992 through 2001 and subsequently served in the same role for the Academy of International School Heads from 2002-2016.
  • Jason Reynolds

    Save the Date!
    Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 6:00–7:00pm
    Virtually on Zoom
    Registration to Follow
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