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The Seven Hills Academic Readiness Program is now accepting students for their Summer course.


Is your child not thriving in their current school environment? Looking for a better educational fit? Would benefit from a smaller classroom environment? Private-school education may not be as far out-of-the-question as you think.

The Seven Hills School, a pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade private school with campuses in Madisonville (Pre-K to grade 12) and Walnut Hills (Pre-K to grade 5), welcomes interested students in 5th through 8th grade to apply for the Seven Hills Academic Readiness Program (SHARP), which is designed to help ensure that private school educational opportunities are available, inclusive and welcoming to all.

This year, the two-week SHARP summer program will run from July 22-26 and July 29-Aug. 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Early drop off and late pickup are available. 

SHARP Summer welcomes students who are curious, eager learners seeking an academic challenge. The summer program is open to area students who will be in grades 5-9 in the 2019-20 school year. The summer program includes two paths, one for students enrolled at Seven Hills for the first time in the 2019-20 school year and one for students who are considering applying to Seven Hills or similar private schools for the 2020-21 school year.

Students who are considering eventually applying to Seven Hills or a similar private school will prepare for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). This program includes engaging, hands-on learning experiences, field trips, and opportunities to explore Seven Hills’ arts and athletics programs. Students who are attending Seven Hills for the first time for the 2019-20 school year will participate in orientation and academic refresher sessions.


The Seven Hills School Academic Readiness Program Students will:

Engage in fun and challenging hands-on learning activities across subject areas
Prepare to take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam, grades 5 and up)
Learn about admissions, including grants and scholarships


SHARP also has a school year program that is available November – January. The school year program feature hands-on learning opportunities for all its students in areas ranging from language arts and writing to math and science to social studies and geography to world language. Students who have not yet taken the ISEE will also participate in test preparation sessions to help them feel comfortable and confident as they approach this test.

Also, during SHARP School Year student sessions programming and networking opportunities for SHARP families are offered as well.

Here is what you need to know before you register for the SHARP Summer Program:

    • Registration is open through June 15, and spaces are limited.
    • The two week Summer session runs from July 22-26 and July 29-Aug. 2, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Students can be dropped off as early as 8 a.m. Aftercare is available until 4:30 p.m.
    • Cost: $200 for the two-week program (lunch and materials included). Please mail or fax application with payment. 
    • Partial scholarships are available.
    • SHARP Summer Program takes place on the Hillsdale Campus, 5400 Red Bank Road, in Madisonville.
    • All SHARP students have access to fee waivers for the ISEE test and the Seven Hills admissions process. SHARP participants who apply to Seven Hills will be eligible to apply for tuition assistance, including scholarship funding set aside for SHARP participants.
    • Both Seven Hills campuses are accessible by the Cincinnati Metro. During the school year, the school has a student shuttle that connects the Hillsdale and Doherty campuses before and after school.
    • The cost of this program is $200.

To learn more about SHARP, contact Meredith Brown, SHARP Coordinator, at 513-728-2454 or

Click here to begin the application process!


The Seven Hills School is an independent school that serves students STET. Seven Hills has two campuses, one in Madisonville and one in Walnut Hills. Average class sizes schoolwide is 15 students, with a 9:1 student-teacher ratio. Students of color comprise 34% of the Seven Hills population. Seven Hills students hail from more than 60 zip codes in the greater Cincinnati area.

The school has a championship caliber athletic facilities and will open a new performing arts center in the spring of 2019.  About 80% of students participate in athletics. The Upper and Middle Schools feature more than 40 extracurricular clubs and organizations, ranging in focus from Mock Trial to community service to Science Olympiad to anime to sports broadcasting.




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