Seven Hills School

A 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, we embrace all aspects of the middle school boy and emphasize hands-on learning, critical thinking, and guided exploration. We foster an inquisitive mind and emotional strength within a program of demanding academic study. Here we take advantage of what makes boys different, and 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 top high schools expect, within the supportive learning environment boys need.

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News from Seven Hills

Spirit Week at Seven Hills

It’s Spirit Week at Seven Hills leading up to our Founder’s Day celebration this coming Saturday, May 16, 11-3. The boys and faculty are showing all kinds of school spirit through different house competitions all week.  Check out our Facebook page for the most current pictures from each day’s competition.

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Expert on Boys Speaks at 7HS

Dr. Abigail Norfleet James spoke to a group of parents at Seven Hills on Sunday, February 8.  Her books, The Parents Guide to Boys: Help Your Son Get the Most Out of School and Life and Teaching the Male Brain: How Boys Think, Feel, & Learn in School are extremely helpful guides for parents and teachers of boys.   For more information about the titles above and her other work, visit

Gold Team Falls in Incredible Final Game

In a championship game that the long-time Benedictine basketball league director described as an “instant classic”, Seven Hills fell just short against A.J. Cooper. Cooper led 20-16 at the end of a closely contested first half. In the second half both teams found their offensive rhythm, combining for seventy-five points on the way to a thrilling finish. Rallying from nine points down with just 2:20 to go, the Gold Team took the lead in the closing minute, but fell 56-55 as Cooper connected on a free throw with 1.3 seconds remaining. The crowd, with supporters of both teams cheering loudly throughout, watched the undefeated Cooper team surge ahead by double-digits several times in the second half, but each time the Phoenix staged a run to close the gap within one score as the team connected on six three-point baskets in the closing half. The Phoenix, though short of the championship, showed the heart of a champion in this game and throughout the season. The squad concludes the year with a record of 15-8.

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Teachers Attend VAIS Conference

On November 3, the Seven Hills faculty attended the Virginia Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference here in Richmond.  The day began with keynote speaker Rosalind Wiseman, author of Masterminds and Wingmen, followed by teachers attending presentations including The Power of Conversation in the Classroom, Making STEM Meaningful, Experiential Education, The Art of Personal Writing, The Connections Between Math and Art, Hands-on Minds-on Science, Inquiry-Based Projects, and From Evaluation to Inspiration, a lecture and discussion led by neuroscientist and author Scott Barry Kaufman.  It was an enjoyable experience for our teaching team!

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