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News Archives2019-07-17T01:34:06-04:00

Whole Kids Foundation Grant

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!

School Closed – Tuesday, Jan. 10

Seven Hills will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 10 due to the snow and resulting conditions on campus.  Please check back tomorrow on our Facebook page, website, or your email for an update about Wednesday.

Summer Camps @ Seven Hills

Get ready for some summer fun at Seven Hills School!!  Building on the experiential learning model our boys enjoy during the school year, Seven Hills faculty will be offering three weeks of engaging, fun, and mind-blowing camps from computer programming and filmmaking to comics and mad science.  Check out our 7HS Summer Camp – 2016 brochure for more information and to register.  Spots are filling up quickly so get in on the fun!

Collaborative Sonnet

Want to check out something cool that Mr. Cashwell and the 8th Grade Language Arts students made together?
Click here to read “Summer,” a mosaic sonnet that will get you through our current not-so-summery weather!

Opening Information – Thursday, Jan. 28

At this time, Seven Hills plans to open on our regular schedule tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 28.  We ask that you use your discretion on the safety of getting your son to school.  If you are not able to get to school or need to arrive late tomorrow, please either call or email the office to let us know; this will be an excused tardy or absence.
With uncertainty in how low overnight temperatures will impact roadways, please understand that we will assess general travel and campus conditions in the early morning hours and may adjust our plan to open on time as conditions warrant.  As always, our highest priority is to ensure the safety of our staff, students and families.
Please note: if a change is needed to our current plan, we will notify you by 6:15 tomorrow morning.

Register Now for an Admission Open House

Seven Hills’ Open Houses are a great way to get an introduction into our research-based and engaging educational program for middle school boys.  Register today!  If you have any further questions, please contact the Director of Admissions, Drew Lineberger, at 804-329-6300 x224 or at  We look forward to welcoming you to our historic Northside campus.

Seven Hills – OPEN with 2-Hour Delay – Wednesday, Jan. 27

We will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 27, with a 2-hour delay.  The gates will open at 10:00 am.  While the main roads around Richmond are clearing with the warmer temperatures, we realize that many of the neighborhoods are still snow-covered.  We ask that you use your discretion on the safety of getting your son to school.  If you are not able to get to school tomorrow, please either call or email the office to let us know.  We are looking forward to getting back to school tomorrow.

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.

7HS “Mo-Joe” Gathering

The Admissions and Outreach Committee is organizing a monthly coffee for the mothers, fathers, guardians, and past parents of Seven Hills boys.  We encourage any friends and family, as well as prospective families of Seven Hills School, to attend.  We hope that this is a time of sharing, community-building, and camaraderie among parents and friends of the school.
The “7HS Mo-Joe” group will meet the third Thursday of each month, starting with Thursday, October 15.  Our plan is to meet just after drop-off (8:15 am) at the Panera Bread near Carytown at 10 N Nansemond Street, Richmond, VA 23221.  We hope to see you there!