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

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Seven Hills is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity in our community. We believe that multicultural learning environments benefit children in all areas of learning–academic, intellectual, social, and emotional–and prepare our graduates to engage in a changing, global world.

We also believe that understanding and exploring a variety of perspectives and worldviews– families, cultures, traditions, and beliefs of others, as well as a range of perspectives and opinions–enriches learning outcomes. At the classroom level, through professional development, in admission and hiring practices, and through the Parent Involvement Association, Seven Hills seeks to advance our effectiveness as an equitable school community.

  • The Seven Hills Board of Trustees, administrators, faculty/staff, parents and students regularly meet and work with educational consultant Dr. Derrick Gay to dialogue and explore affinity, diversity, and inclusion within our classrooms and community.
  • The faculty and staff IDEA (Identity, Diversity, Equity in Action) Group works to chart our course for deepening our diversity work even further.
  • Members of our faculty and staff regularly attend the NAIS People of Color Conference (PoCC)—the flagship event of NAIS’ commitment to equity in teaching and learning.
  • Seven Hills maintains membership with POCIS (People of Color in Independent Schools) Northern California Chapter.
  • Seven Hills engages its entire community in the NAIS Assessment of Inclusion and Multiculturalism (AIM), a survey that provides the school with a deep understanding of the campus climate, with tangible data to measure progress and set goals.
  • Professional Development days often include professional cultural competency and anti-racism training.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

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Did you know?

In Fall 2020, Seven Hills hosted a sold-out virtual lecture with acclaimed author, speaker, and activist Julie Lythcott-Haims on the topic of talking to your kids about race and racism.