Stem and Montessori

MicheleHead of School

For those of us that have been in education a long time, we have witnessed many passing fads regarding education, including whole language, No Child Left Behind, constructivism, common core and now STEM. While all of these trends have very wonderful qualities, the benefits of Montessori’s tried and true, 100 year old proven system is truly summarized in this article. … Read More

27 kids Celebrating Wellness!

MicheleHead of School, News & Events

With a grant from the Healthy Kids Initiative, Hilltop Montessori School has kicked off another new health initiative this year in the form of a “Hilltop Health Club”, which is an opportunity for their students to celebrate being healthy in mind, body and spirit! The first Hilltop Health Club meeting was a tremendous success as 27 students, ranging in grades … Read More

The best is yet to come!

MicheleHead of School

http://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2015/09/21/hilltop-montessori-breaks-ground-on-3-4-million-expansion/ A lot has happened in the last twenty years since Cindi sat at her kitchen table, picking out the Montessori materials she would place in her first preschool classroom at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. A year after that, Cindi approached me about joining her and offering a lower elementary classroom and I have to say, it was one … Read More

Groundbreaking-Check!

MicheleHead of School

  Our groundbreaking ceremony went off without a hitch! Much thanks to everyone for their contributions in making the day GREAT, especially for the kids! They had a blast with the construction equipment, construction hats, gold shovels, music and fabulous lunch. We are looking forward to offering updates all throughout the construction process so stay tuned!

Construction and Fundraising Timeline

MicheleHead of School

This week, we reached another milestone in the planning process for our Phase Three construction project-the sign went up! The students are quite excited about the new project and are looking forward to singing for you at the groundbreaking ceremony. Also, Miss Toni is working on a beautiful poem about the history of the school that she will read and … Read More

Parent Action Committee Meeting Friday

MicheleHead of School, News & Events

We are really looking forward to our first PAC (Parent Action Committee) meeting this Friday, August 28th at 8:45 a.m. There will be opportunities to sign up to help in the school for the coming month and for long term projects. The faculty have identified needs in the school that go beyond listening to readers and driving on field trips … Read More

Montessori Q and A-All Welcome!

MicheleHead of School, News & Events

Hilltop is hosting our annual Montessori Q and A on Monday, September 21 at 8:45! Current parents are welcome, as well as those interested in becoming Montessori parents. This is a great way to learn about the Montessori method. The event is open to current families, as well as those interested in enrolling. RSVP in advance to hms@hilltopmontessori.com. See you … Read More

Montessori and the First Week of School

MicheleHead of School

  During the first week of school, I am always in awe as to how quickly the students adjust back into the school routine. It is just the third day of school today and the children are already happily settled into their learning. The prepared environment in the Montessori classroom calls to the children, encouraging the joy of learning and … Read More

Panera Bread Fundraising Night-THIS THURSDAY

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FLYER- Hilltop Montessori School (2) Use this flyer (either print it or show them on your phone) and pick up dinner at Panera Bread on Thursday, August 13th between 4:00 and 8:00. All proceeds from dinner benefit the school. Relax, the first week of school is almost behind you!

Groundbreaking Ceremony-At Last!

MicheleHead of School

  Much work has been done this summer to get us to this point and I’m proud to announce that our project is happening and quite soon! The school will be having a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, September 18th at 10:00 a.m. and the community is invited, as well as our parents. The project is on a fast path to … Read More

Back to School Event Calendar

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Friday, August 7, 2015, 2:00 to 4:00 Parent/Child Open House: All the classrooms will be open for this informal visit. Please drop in during this two hour window with your child to see their classroom before the first day. This is a great opportunity to visit and think about school starting! Informal and casual, come on by and fill us … Read More

Support from the Community

MicheleHead of School

As we near our groundbreaking on our Phase Three Expansion Project, the support of the Shelby County community has been integral. This article details the non-profit rate we received on our loan, courtesy of USAmeriBank. Their support of the project has been invaluable and will allow us to finally finish the expansion of our campus. We look forward to seeing … Read More