Hilltop Montessori School seeks to enroll well-qualified students between the ages of 18 months and eighth grade. Admission is based on a family’s commitment to the Montessori program and the student’s readiness, as demonstrated during the admissions process. Interested parents are welcome and encouraged to make an appointment with the admissions office to schedule an individual tour and learn more about our admissions procedures. Tours can be scheduled by contacting the admissions office at (205) 437-9343 or on our Contact Page.
All prospective families should schedule a tour of our facility and complete an application.
When openings become available, parents are contacted from our waiting pool, and students are scheduled to be observed in the classroom with their future classmates. Enrollment paperwork is offered at that time.
As one explores the Montessori option, a common question is, “What does the ideal Montessori candidate look like?” The answer is that students do best in Montessori when they love learning and are intrinsically motivated. Although students may be progressing in this development, they will do best if they have a spark of curiosity and an interest in the world around them. Interested parents can be reassured that every effort is made during the admissions process to determine if a child is suitable. Each child is observed, a readiness profile is utilized and through parent interviews, we can determine if the parent’s expectations will be met on our campus. For this reason, we work hard to schedule individual tours with every family before enrollment is offered. Additionally, new students are accepted through a 6 week trial period so careful attention can be paid to ensuring the child’s ability to adjust to their new learning environment.
*Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students: Hilltop Montessori School admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate regarding its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.
Note for working parents: Hilltop Montessori School offers early care for all students as early as 7:00 a.m. and an aftercare program until 5:30 p.m. for kindergarten students and above. We also have two faculty members that babysit children under kindergarten on the premises until 6:00 p.m.