Learning is an Adventure
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Boys Learn Differently
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We Teach Differently
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Hands-On Experience
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A Community for Boys
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The Middle School for Boys

Seven Hills School is THE middle school for boys in Richmond, Virginia. Everything at Seven Hills is intentionally designed to meet the specific developmental and social needs of boys in grades five through eight: from our flexible classroom furniture to our robust experiential learning curriculum. Our graduates go on to attend top public and private high schools equipped with the tools to succeed both in and out of the classroom. Discover the new approach to educating middle school boys at Seven Hills.

Admissions

Our Admission Office is open! We are actively working with prospective families and admitting students on a rolling basis. Click to learn more about what makes Seven Hills the middle school for boys.

COVID-19 Plans

We developed a comprehensive plan that allowed our students to return to campus in September for full-time, in-person instruction. All families have the option to engage in synchronous distance learning, if they prefer. With a new cohort system and numerous safety measures in place, we are confident in our ability to navigate the school year in a way that prioritizes the health and wellbeing of our community.

Why 7HS?

Boys learn differently, so we teach differently. Middle school is a pivotal time for a child and it is often when many boys "check out" of school. Frankly, traditional middle schools aren't designed for boys to succeed. That's not the case at Seven Hills.

Experiential Learning

Most boys learn best by doing. The days at Seven Hills are filled with interdisciplinary, hands-on learning. We've integrated signature programs like Exploratories, Team Teaching, and River Days to further enhance the indoor and outdoor classroom experience.

River Days

Once a month, the entire school moves off campus to the James River. Students undertake labs, engage in activities related to specific academic subjects, and work under the supervision of employees of James River Park on service projects that benefit the river and its environs.

Traditions

After opening our doors in 2001, we have established numerous time-honored traditions. These programs and events bond past, present, and future Seven Hills students, faculty, and family members. Which House will you be sorted into?

What's Happening

By the Numbers

11

Students in the average class.

258

Hours spent in experiential learning.

42

Options for topics to study through Exploratories.

401

Points earned by the Midnight Blues to win the House Cup.

5

Times a day our whole community comes together.

72

Hours spent learning on the James River a year.

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