The teachers at Seven Hills teach and truly care about the "whole child." They know each child so well, and they are able to nurture each child's individual strengths and support the areas where they need extra help. They are not teaching to just achieve high standardized test scores. And, the best part is that type of attention is built into the overall structure of the educational system. The programs are so well thought out and diverse that kids really learn to think, problem solve, work in teams, and develop the love of learning. Our son thrives at Seven Hills and loves school. And, the bonus is that we also love the parent community. There is no better choice in Cincinnati!
Even in an educational environment, across our city and across the country, in which students feel like an A (at all costs) is the only acceptable grade, the teachers at Seven Hills encourage students to do their own work, to seek help independently, and to have a final product that they can proudly call their own, even if it's not "perfect."
My children have been attending Seven Hills for years (it is my son's 8th year and my daughter's 6th). Their classroom experiences, the attention they receive, and the amount of personal feedback we, as parents, get is truly phenomenal. It's a great place!
As parents, we love Seven Hills "Seven Values" –
• pursuit of excellence
• respect for others and appreciation of diversity
• kindness, caring, and compassion
• honesty and integrity
• fairness and justice
• personal responsibility and accountability
• commitment to community
As parents of a student at Seven Hills, we see them practiced daily in and out of the classrooms; on the playing fields and courts; during field trips. Seven Hills' character education is relevant and intentional, from use of the kindness tree in the early childhood program and the Buddy program in the Lower School. My friends of students in the Middle School are always amazed at the way the students come together to help others in our neighboring communities through MEAC, The Caring Place, and many others. Kindness is practiced daily at Seven Hills.