Award Year: 2022

Seven Hills Preparatory Academy

8600 Bloomington Avenue South
Bloomington, MN, 55425-1920

(952) 426-6001

Mr. Brent Peterson, Principal at time of Nomination

Charter School

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Seven Hills Preparatory Academy engages students in a rigorous classical education designed to prepare each one for strong citizenship and lifelong learning.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 15%
  • White: 51%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Asian: 18%
  • Two or more races: 7%
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Seven Hills Preparatory Academy is a graded K-8 Charter Public School with campuses in Bloomington (K-5) and Richfield (K-8). Seven Hills believes the best classical teaching and learning fosters disciplined thinking, robust debate, and the joyful pursuit of a hard-earned wisdom.

Seven Hills offers a classical education model grounded in the Liberal Arts which engages students in a rigorous, content-rich curriculum. Equally important is the comprehensive character education program that focuses on the classical virtues of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. Recognizing that all students have the right to pursue academic and personal excellence, Seven Hills challenges students by providing a caring and structured small-school environment, and maintaining high expectations of students, staff, and the community. The focus is on inspiring critical thinking, creativity, robust debate, and an appreciation for beauty through active implementation of the Core Knowledge scope and sequence and study of the liberal arts.

Seven Hills also promotes a strong value system that embraces cooperation, assertiveness, responsibility, empathy, and self-control. Seven Hills is committed to educational equity and believes in the inherent value of an inclusive learning environment where students and staff from all backgrounds work hard to prepare for a diverse and democratic world in which they make lasting contributions.