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Seven Hills School

A Private Middle School for Boys

Imagine the educational possibilities in a setting where teachers welcome the spirit that adolescent boys bring into the classroom.

At Seven Hills School in Richmond, VA, we embrace all aspects of the middle school boy and emphasize hands-on learning, critical thinking, and guided exploration.  As a private school, we are not beholden to state-mandated standardized testing.  We foster an inquisitive mind and emotional strength within a program of demanding academic study. At our all-boys school, we take advantage of what makes boys different, and we find meaningful ways to channel their energy and respond to their diverse learning styles.

Our small class sizes, in combination with our understanding of the developmental needs of adolescent boys, foster unique relationships between students and teachers. We are purposely designed to help boys discover how they learn best, and develop the confidence to excel.

Seven Hills students go on to the area’s top private and public high schools, including the regional Governor’s Schools, International Baccalaureate and Specialty programs, and Community and Open High. We offer the academic rigor that the best private and public high schools expect, within the supportive learning environment boys need.

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Whole Kids Foundation Grant

February 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Seven Hills School is proud to announce that we received notification that the Whole Kids Foundation has awarded a grant of $2,000 to support the Phoenix Garden!  “Our vision is to transform our garden and campus from sterile and urban to productive, beautiful, and environmentally healthy,” said Lee Bristow, the Phoenix Garden Coordinator.

This grant will help Mr. Bristow conduct soil tests, create improvements to help protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and expand the growing season.  Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the School Garden Grant program provides funding to support a new or existing edible garden on school grounds. The foundation was conceived by Whole Foods Market.

The Whole Kids Foundation grant is the most recent in a string of grants for the Phoenix Garden including a grant from the Dominion Foundation that supported the building of our “cold frame” garden on the south side of Building D. Students and faculty have been enjoying arugula and radishes out of this winter garden.

Click here to watch a video of the garden being built!

Admissions for the 2017-8 School Year

July 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Interested in having your son excited about school? How about having classes at the James River each month?

Pete Cashwell Published in the New York Times

Since sitting on his grandparents’ porch at the age of four and watching birds on their feeder, Seven Hills Language Arts and History teacher Pete Cashwell has had a fascination with all things birds.  However, it was not until the early 90’s after receiving a bird watching field guide from his in-laws and helping a friend with a bird count in eastern North Carolina that he became hooked on birding.  For more than 30 years, this young boy’s fascination has developed into a grown-up’s passion for and expertise in field ornithology.  In 2002, Pete published his first book, The Verb “To Bird”, a book about the joys of bird watching.  This past week, Pete was asked by the New York Times Op-Ed Editorial Board to write an op-ed piece on the current standoff in Oregon on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge from a birder’s perspective.  What is even more exciting is that Pete will be sharing his love of birding with some lucky Seven Hills boys in one of our signature Exploratory Classes this spring.

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