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

Visit us and see our community in action! Signing up for a campus tour is easy—simply click here to select a convenient tour date. We will confirm your reservation one week prior to your tour. Tours are for parents only. 
 
Campus Tour Dates:

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 8:45 am-10:45 am
Friday, Oct. 26, 8:45 am-10:45 am
Friday, Nov. 30, 8:45 am-10:45 am
Friday, Dec. 7, 8:45 am-10:45 am
Thursday, Dec. 13, 8:45 am-10:45 am
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 8:45 am-10:45 am
Monday, Apr. 15, 8:45 am-10:45 am

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 18 application deadline. There is a $100 application fee (a fee waiver is available upon request).

Application decisions are available in March, with acceptances occasionally offered after that time on a space-available basis. Each application decision is based on the results of an online application, previous school records, an admissions test (K-8th), teacher recommendations, and a parent interview. Once you have registered, the process is easy.

Access Your Digital Application Checklist

After you submit your application, login to The JagZone to access your digital checklist. Please use the checklist to schedule your student’s assessment (if applicable), classroom visit, and your parent interview. Additionally, your checklist will provide instructions for requesting teacher recommendations and uploading report cards. Please complete all items on the checklist before the end of February.
 
Click below to preview the checklist steps for each grade level:

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Preschool

    • Classroom 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

    • Classroom Visit: Sign up for a 1 hour small group 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

    • Classroom Visit: Sign up for a Saturday 1 ½ 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

    • Classroom Visit: Sign up for a full day visit.
    • Assessment Test: A grade level assessment will be administered during the classroom 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-8th Grade

    • Classroom Visit: Sign up for a full day 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 to Seven Hills by February 28, 2019.
    • 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

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. We hope that families will not let the cost of tuition deter them from applying to our school.
Seven Hills uses SSS by NAIS to help assess a family’s ability to pay tuition, and promotes objectivity and consistency in financial aid determinations. Award decisions vary in size dependent on need, based entirely on this process.

Please note: the deadline for submitting a tuition assistance application for current families is December 14, 2018 and for new applicant families it is January 18, 2019.

Admission Decisions

Admission decisions will be communicated to families by The Seven Hills School (and all East Bay Independent Schools) on March 15, 2019. 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.

2018-19 Deadlines & Notification Dates

Last Campus Tour Before Application Deadline: January 9, 2019
Application Deadline: January 18, 2019
Admissions Decisions & Enrollment Contracts to New Applicant Families: March 15, 2019
Enrollment Contracts due back to Seven Hills: March 22, 2019
Please contact Susanne Goldman, Director of Admissions and Tuition Assistance, with any questions about Seven Hills and our admissions process. We look forward to hearing from you!
    • Rebecca Cushing and Susanne Goldman, Admissions Team

Did You Know?

The student: teacher ratio at Seven Hills is 8:1, with a ratio of 7:1 in our Preschool and Pre-K programs. This gives teachers the opportunity to really know students, their academic strengths and passions. And it allows for greater differentiation to deepen student learning.
"Each and every teacher takes pride in teaching, and each teacher works as hard as they can to give the students a good education. The effort and time put into making lesson plans, creating special activities, and other learning opportunities is phenomenal. The educators at Seven Hills also teach invaluable life skills that we students will inevitably use in our futures. I will forever be grateful to the teachers and administrators who taught me and took care of me along the way.”
— Harry, 8th grader upon graduating