This school may count as one of the best in Cincinnati, but like everything else that's the best in Cincinnati it would be mediocre anywhere else. Just look at where the graduates end up and count the number that go to the University of Cincinnati, a third-rate school. Tells you everything you need to know.
I'm of the opinion that Kindergarteners shouldn't have much homework. And I probably wouldn't have cared as much if she were taught to read, but again, homework about Greek gods and the different planets seems like a bit much for that age.
We chose Seven Hills for our Kindergartner because of it's reputation. What we found instead what a school that wants kids that only fit a certain mold, and are unable to help otherwise. Our daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia during that first year of school. Yet instead of helping her, we found ourselves being pushed away. So she left kindergarten barely being able to read, say her alphabet, or count, and at the bottom of her class. Luckily, a year in a local public school turned things around and she's now doing very well in the 2nd grade. Besides that, I was constantly finding out about how she was learning about Greek gods, speaking Spanish, and about worldly cultures and religions. But they certainly were NOT teaching her about math, reading, and writing!!! You don't always get what you pay for, and Seven Hills proves that!
We have been at 7Hills 2 years now, with boys in middle and upper schools. Being new to Cincinnati, we knew nothing of 7HiIlls reputation, but chose it based on general research and personal impression when visiting. I'm pleased to say it was everything I hoped it would be. Finding a diverse, academically oriented private school, that is also non-denominational, cares about instilling a love of learning - not just grades, promotes a community of respectful kids, and has a welcoming parent base; is a tall order. As anyone who s done it knows, transferring schools to make all new friends when you are a teenager is no fun. 7Hills kids are wonderful. The school really works with you too to help wherever you need it too. In the Upper School, the personal attention paid to each kid s strengths, and how that plays into college is a big draw for us. Both kids love all their teachers and are anxious to do well since the teachers inspire them.
Seven Hills is a warm, inviting school that allows for every kid to become their best selves. The teachers encourage independent thinking, yet actively require group projects and skill building. They are genuinely interested in our children's academic success and willing to work with us when they struggle. The administration is very present and engaged in all aspects of the school. All three of our kids are happy here which says a great deal because they have very distinct and varied personalities.