As part of the regular curriculum at Seven Hills, students spend one full school day each month at the James River, undertaking labs, engaging in activities related to specific academic subjects, and working under the supervision of employees of James River Park on service projects that benefit the river and its environs.

A student who attends Seven Hills for four years spends a total of 36 full days at the river learning lessons that only the river can teach.  Since the school’s founding in 2001, that translates into tens of thousands of hours of instruction along the James, many of which take the form of direct volunteer service to the James River Park System.

Seven Hills School’s experience with and commitment to the James River and its conservation, which was acknowledged by the Friends of James River Park in naming Seven Hills among its first “River Heroes”, represent an important opportunity to deliver on our mission to engage and educate the entire boy.

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Click here to read an article published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch about Seven Hills School and its commitment to River Days and the James River!

Click the logo to find out more about the Friends of the James River Park