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One of Cincinnati’s best private schools, The Seven Hills School, is accepting students for an academic readiness program designed to provide students and families with a pathway to private school education.


Seven Hills SHARPThe Seven Hills Academic Readiness Program (SHARP) offers students from historically underrepresented communities a more straightforward path to the opportunities available at Seven Hills and other private independent schools. Curious, eager learners currently enrolled in grades 4-8 who would flourish in a local independent school such as Seven Hills for the 2022-23 or 2023-24 school year are encouraged to apply.


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Student goals for the Seven Hills Academic Readiness Program (SHARP):

  • Prepare for the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE), the Seven Hills admissions essay, and other aspects of the independent school admission process
  • Engage in fun and challenging learning activities across subject areas
  • Explore Seven Hills’ arts programs, experiential learning, and athletics
  • Meet current Seven Hills students and alumni
  • Facilitate application to Seven Hills or support placement at private schools other than Seven Hills


The Seven Hills Academic Readiness Program (SHARP) consists of eight classes held on Thursdays from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Session dates are as follows:

  • December 2, 9, 16, 2021
  • January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022
  • February 3, 2022


The Seven Hills Academic Readiness Program (SHARP) Location:

The Hillsdale Campus 5400 Red Bank Road Cincinnati, OH 45227

(If local or community conditions require a shift to remote learning, SHARP School Year will continue by remote.)


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The Seven Hills Academic Readiness Program (SHARP) COVID Safety Measures:

To maintain everyone’s safety, elements of the program that have been adjusted to comply with COVID-19 protocols:

  • Social distancing and maximum capacity protocols per classroom
  • Mask requirements for all students, educators and visiting parents or guests


The Seven Hills Academic Readiness Program (SHARP) Cost:

The program cost is $125 for the eight-class session, to be credited toward application and testing fees if the student applies to The Seven Hills School.


For more information:

Contact Meredith Brown, SHARP Coordinator, at 513.728.2454 or

Looking ahead, The Seven Hills School also offers a summer session called SHARP Summer Camp. This session meets for two weeks in the summer. Learn more about the fall 2021 SHARP Summer Camp at


About The Seven Hills School:

The Seven Hills School is a private school that offers education choices for early childhood education, elementary school, middle school, and high school. Seven Hills has two campuses – one in Madisonville (2-year-olds through grade 12) and one in Walnut Hills (2-year-olds through grade 5).

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, and students of color comprise 38 percent of the school’s population. Students at The Seven Hills School experience a fulfilling and enriching learning environment.

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 newly renovated Seven Hills Middle School building will open in spring 2022. The Upper and Middle Schools feature more than 40 extracurricular clubs and afterschool activities, ranging in focus from Mock Trials to community service to Science Olympiad to anime to sports broadcasting.


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