Middle School, Reimagined
The middle school for boys in Richmond, Virginia.
Students are Celebrated & Encouraged
Middle School boys learn in relationships.
Challenged & Motivated
Middle school boys need to be challenged and motivated.
Active & Focused
Middle school boys need to be active.
Prepared & Inspired
Our boys are prepared for high school.



From outdoor time and flexible classrooms to team teaching and experiential learning it's all based on research and our expertise in educating middle school boys

"I cannot say enough good things about the Seven Hills teachers,
staff, and administration and the whole attitude of the school and
its boy-centric mission. Watching my son grow and mature 
learn there has been a pleasure."

—7HS Alumni Parent

Our Philosophy

 Active Bodies = Engaged Minds 

Boys learn differently, so we teach differently. We celebrate what makes middle school boys different, and we find meaningful ways to channel their energy and social needs. 

Outdoor Time

Active bodies. Our experience and research show that consistent outdoor time helps students to be actively engaged in the classroom and socially with their peers.

Teachers as Mentors

Our teachers love working with middle school boys! They meet the boys where they are developmentally and embrace the messiness that is middle school. 

Hands-On Learning


Understanding, not just memorization. We provided many opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning. This helps to activate interest, attention, and multimodal learning.

Culture & Community

Learning happens in relationship. We are a community first and school second. Middle school boys need a sense of belonging and connectedness in order for learning and growth to happen.

Exploring Interests

Discovering themselves. Through weekly exploratories, our arts program, sports, after-school clubs, and numerous activities, our students are given opportunities to discover and explore interests. 

High School Prep

Preparing boys to be the best possible versions of themselves. This is our goal for each student - academically, intellectually, and socially-emotionally. Over 80% of our graduates go on to application-based high schools. Our 8th grade high school prep program helps them to navigate and prepare for the next steps in their education.


7HS by the Numbers



Students in the average class.




Hours per year spent in experiential learning.




Options each year for topics to study through Exploratories.



Explore Our CampusĀ  Designed for Boys

Our historic campus includes a library, art room, flexible classrooms where boys can move, and plenty of outdoor space for sports, and more. We also use the city as an extension of our campus. From the river to numerous museums, our students experience the best the city has to offer. 

What's Happening

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Faculty & Staff

Life at 7HS


Accreditations & Associations

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 Help You Provide a Strong Foundation 
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