The Seven Hills School has roots reaching back to 1906, with the founding of the College Preparatory School by Mary Harlan Doherty. Just a decade later, Helen Lotspeich founded the Clifton Open-Air School to foster natural curiosity and the joy of learning in children around Cincinnati. In 1928, community leaders founded the Hillsdale School as an alternative private education. In 1974, the merger of the College Preparatory School and the Hillsdale-Lotspeich School brought these learning institutions together to form the modern incarnation of The Seven Hills School.
Seven Hills engages our students’ hearts and minds, challenging them to develop their unique abilities and preparing each for a meaningful role in a rapidly changing world.
Our values guide us. Our commitment to kindness, caring, and compassion is just as strong as our commitment to excellence. We want our students to take part in a community that both inspires and nurtures them. Here, they learn more than how to be good students; they learn how to be kind and confident people.