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The Seven Hills School Academic Readiness Program provides students and families with a pathway to private school education.


The Seven Hills Academic Readiness Program (SHARP) offers students from historically underrepresented communities a clearer path to the opportunities available at The Seven Hills School and similar schools. Learn more


Ranked the top pre-k through grade 12 private school in Cincinnati, The Seven Hills School looks forward to welcoming curious, eager learners in grades 4-8 seeking academic challenges not available in most public schools. SHARP participants will be helped with enrollment applications to The Seven Hills School and other independent schools.


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The SHARP School Year session is open to students who are

  • Currently enrolled in grades 4-8
  • Considering applying to a local independent school such as Seven Hills for the 2023-24 or 2024-25 school year


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SHARP School Year session consists of eight classes. The classes will take place after the school day on Thursdays from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Seven Hills School, Hillsdale Campus.  The last day of the program is February 2, 2023.


Class DatesLocation
  • Dec. 1, 2022
  • Dec. 8, 2022
  • Dec. 15, 2022
  • Jan. 5, 2023
  • Jan. 19, 2023
  • Jan. 26, 2023
  • Feb. 2, 2023
The Seven Hills School
Hillsdale Campus
5400 Red Bank Road
Cincinnati, OH 45227


Students will

  • Prepare for the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE), the Seven Hills admissions essay, and other aspects of the independent school admission process
  • Engage in instructional, fun, and challenging learning activities across subject areas
  • Explore Seven Hills academics, arts programs, experiential learning, and athletics
  • Use a handbook to track activities, tasks and opportunities
  • Meet current students, alumni, and educators



Registration Deadline

The deadline for registration is Nov. 20, 2022. The cost is $150 for the eight-class session. This amount will be credited toward application and testing fees if the student applies to The Seven Hills School. To register for the program, visit!


If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Seven Hills at [email protected] or 513-728-2400, or reach out directly to Meredith Brown, SHARP Coordinator, at [email protected] or 513-728-2454. Enroll today!



Seven Hills Academic Readiness Program
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About The Seven Hills School

The Seven Hills School is a private school that offers choices for preschool/early childhood education, elementary school, middle school, and high school. The Seven Hills School has two campuses – one in Madisonville and one in Walnut Hills.


Students at The Seven Hills School experience a fulfilling and enriching learning environment. Under the leadership of Christopher P. Garten, Head of School (Superintendent), ranks The Seven Hills School as the number 1 private K-12 school in the Cincinnati area. Review the staff directory and school board to learn more about the employees’ credentials and the school’s vision.


The average class size is 15 students, with a 9:1 student-teacher ratio. The Seven Hills School students hail from more than 60 ZIP codes in the greater Cincinnati area. Students of color comprise 39 percent of the school’s population.


The Seven Hills School has championship-caliber athletic facilities and a new Schiff Performing Arts Center. About 80 percent of students participate in athletics.


The Upper (high school) and Middle (junior high) Schools feature more than 40 extracurricular clubs and after-school activities. Activities range in focus from Mock Trials to community service to Science Olympiad to anime to sports broadcasting.



Written by: Crystal Kendrick


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Crystal Kendrick

Written by Crystal Kendrick

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