Middle School, Reimagined.
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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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RICHMOND’S SCHOOL FOR BOYS IN GRADES 5 - 8

 

Specifically-Designed to Meet Your Son’s Academic, Social, and Emotional Needs at this Critical Stage in His Development.

Students at Seven Hills School are well prepared to get into the most competitive high schools and programs in the area and beyond. Academically, through our challenging curricilum and focus on experiential learning, and socially/emotionally through our school culture that consistantly promotes and models self-awareness, empathy, courage, curiosity, tenacity, self-reliance, self-confidence, and cultural awareness.

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.

20th Anniversary

The 2021-22 school year marks Seven Hills School's 20th anniversary. Join us in celebrating this exciting milestone by joining us at a campus event or submitting our favorite 7HS memories.

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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