Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 03:20 PM
School leader Kathleen McNamara
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
Reggio Emilio
STEM
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning A whole child education engages all aspects of what it is to be an integrated and accomplished human; it tends to the academic, emotional, social and aesthetic life of the child. In fact, there is a chronology – for children to grow intellectually, they must first feel emotionally safe in their learning environment. Only when they feel respected, known and valued, can they venture into the kind of intellectual risk-taking which results in the deepest learning.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Environmental
Humanities
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Science
Service learning
Social justice
Technology
World languages
Writing

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Photography
2
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
2
Languages
including: French
Music Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Poetry
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
World languages taught French
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

16
Facilities
including: Music room
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Natural area
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Sports Fields
Swimming pool
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 71% 26%
Two or more races 15% 3%
Asian or Pacific Islander 8% 11%
Hispanic 4% 52%
Black 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
5
Boys Sports
including: Golf
10
Clubs
including: Robotics club
Girls sports Basketball
Flag football
Golf
Track
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Flag football
Golf
Track
Ultimate Frisbee
Clubs Book / reading club
Boy Scouts
Community service
Gardening
Girl Scouts
Math club
Recycling club
Robotics club
Student council / government
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Parent involvement details The PIA handles the planning, organizing and coordination of parent volunteers for many of the school's non-academic activities. This august group is organized into more than 30 committees and its events and programs range from the annual Halloween Festival to Support-A-Family, from the fun annual auction to the hugely success PEP program. Volunteer opportunities are as diverse as the parents who take advantage of them, with plenty of opportunities for working parents to contribute.

Awards

Academic award Highest accreditation by CAIS/WASC
Year received N/a

Teachers

11
Staff
including: Coach(es)
Staff Assistant principal
Behavioral health specialist
Coach(es)
Educational diagnostician
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Reading specialist
School counselor
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)
French
Italian
Spanish
Tagalog

Neighborhood

Transportation details Morning bus service transports students from Danville and Alamo, Lafayette and Walnut Creek.
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details We encourage candidates to apply early and prior to our January 15th application deadline. Application decisions are available in March, with acceptances occasionally offered after that time on a space-available basis. Each application decision is based on the results of an online application, previous school records, an admissions test (K-8th), teacher recommendations, and a parent interview. The process is easy once you have registered.
Learn more Http://www.sevenhillsschool.org/Page/Inquiry
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Interview
Recommendations
Transcript
Application submission begins 08/15/2016
Application deadline 01/15/2017
Application fee amount $100
Application fee waivers available? Yes
Tuition range (low) $14,100
Tuition range (high) $26,200
For the year 2016-2017
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Vouchers accepted No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012