Seven Hills School has developed and promotes an environment that values one-on-one and small-group instruction.
Teachers are encouraged to reduce teaching time in the front of the classroom and work side-by-side with students during class.
Not surprisingly, more than three-quarters of all high-school dropouts are boys. At Seven Hills, we prepare boys for the academic and interpersonal challenges of adolescence and high school.
The simple fact is: boys and girls learn differently. That’s why Seven Hills School is different – by design.
Classroom disruptions are fewer here because we accept the natural physicality of boys and build on a boy’s strong sense of spatial-mechanics. Our systems are different, because our approach is boy-centric.
Our faculty members are selected because they have unique experience, skill, and expert knowledge in teaching boys. They know how to value, hold, and use the boys’ attention, and are aware of the unique educational challenges boys present.
We employ a variety of assessment methods to evaluate student progress. Tests function as learning exercises that deepen the learning experience rather than generate performance-based comparisons.
Despite the traditional notion that boys do well in “masculine” subjects like science and math, many boys who are interested in the arts feel freer to embrace language arts, foreign language, creative writing, music, and art in an all-boys middle school like Seven Hills.
Stereotypes of “geeks,” “nerds” and “jocks” are not as prevalent here due to a lessening of the boys’ impulse to impress girls by fitting into a certain category or by belittling other male classmates.
Here our student-led Honor Council works to foster positive relationships among the students and with the administration. Together, our students and teachers develop, value and protect an environment of respect for one another.
We invite you to explore the curriculum we offer our boys.