Discover our new approach to educating middle school boys.
Our campus is empty and our classes are all online, but the Seven Hills educational experience is virtually the same as it was before. Learning still happens through relationships. Experiential curriculum is still the core of our approach. And we are still the experts in educating middle school boys.
Learning still happens through relationships.
Our virtual school day is entirely made up of synchronous learning. Teachers give live instruction so students are able to ask questions, work in small groups, and retain the strong sense of community we hold at the center of the Seven Hills experience.
Experiential curriculum is still the core of our approach.
The challenge of designing hands-on lessons for distance learning has only proven just how innovative and creative our teachers really are. They have spent a day exploring the monuments and museums of DC, taken boys rafting down the James River, and conducted a mock Congress, all through Google Classroom.
We are still the experts in educating middle school boys.
We have spent the past 19 years teaching in a way that meets the unique developmental and social needs of middle school boys. Why stop now? We used our expertise to design a distance learning program that plays to the strengths of adolescent males. For example, we know that boys easily become restless and need to move around to be able to focus, so we built three substantial breaks into the virtual school day.
Explore some of the activities and lessons being conducted through distance learning. Want to learn more? Contact our Director of Admissions, Drew Lineberger, at email@example.com or 804-329-6300 x224.
Ms. Andres leads an experiment on cloud formation via Google Meet for her 8th grade science class.
DIY Soil Profiles
Earth science students created soil profiles in the medium of their choice to represent the different layers.
Keeping the Fun
Mr. Vinson utilizes some unconventional tools to help teach algebra.
The entire school took a virtual field trip to Washington, DC. Boys explored numerous museums and monuments while applying knowledge learned in their classes this year. Pictured here are the Bridge class taking a tour of the National Air and Space Museum and an artistic recreation of a piece found in the National Portrait Gallery.
Commonly Confused Chinese
Ms. Plank demonstrates the importance of tones to 7th grade Chinese language students.
Mr. O’Keefe’s Bridge art class learned the basics of animation by creating their own gifs.