HMS officially gets reaccreditation and extends our AMS accreditation through 6th grade!

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With our recent re-accreditation last April, we are proud to announce that we have now extended our American Montessori Society accreditation through 6th grade. We have purposefully not gotten AMS accreditation for our middle school as this is a more traditional program. HMS is currently the only school in Alabama with AdvancED, SAIS, AMS and NCPSA accreditation and the only … Read More

Proud to be a Lands End School!

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This year, we are excited to partner with Lands End for school spirit wear and all things HMS logo! There are many choices from 2T through adult so you might see our faculty sporting some new items as well! Shop online here:

Now Enrolling for Fall!

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We still have availability in some of our classrooms for the fall and summer is a great time to tour our campus! Come see our outdoor classrooms, beautiful learning environments, engaging curriculum & learn more about the Montessori method. Call 437-9343 or email We look forward to seeing you on campus! We are available for tours throughout the summer, … Read More

Now Enrolling for 2019-2020

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Our school year starts on August 12th and we look forward to seeing our students back! If you are new to the Montessori philosophy but interested, we still have openings so call us at 437-9343 to arrange a tour of the campus. Summer is a beautiful time to see our students and our campus!

Looking forward to our beach party!

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Friday, May 24th is the Hilltop Beach Party and the last day of school celebration. We’ll have water slides, face painting, a photo booth, pizza, ice cream, and a DJ! After the party, we will dismiss at 1:00, aftercare is not offered.Students are more than welcome to wear “beach attire” but we always encourage cover-ups for sun protection and modesty … Read More

Results from the SAIS-AMS Joint ReAccreditation Visit

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Pleased that our SAIS-AdvancED-American Montessori Society reaccreditation visit went so well, we thought we would share comments from our report of the visit. We thank our visiting team: Terrie Sampson, Former Head of School at Lamplighter; Dr. Larry McLemore, Head of School at Saint James in Montgomery, Dr. Michael Edwards, Head of School at Cliff Valley School in Atlanta; Melinda … Read More

Alabama Symphony Comes to HMS!

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What a special treat! Today, we had a member from the Alabama Symphony Orchestra come and present a flute demonstration for our students! After, the students got to attend an “Orchestra Petting Zoo” where they got to try different instruments!

“Hilltop Serves Day” A Success!

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Motivated by the Martin Luther King, Jr quote, “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve”, Hilltop Montessori School hosted its annual “Hilltop Serves Day” on Friday, April 26th. The school partnered with local charities to bring in donations, make inspirational cards and assemble items in need. This year’s charities were Diapers for Hope, United Ability, Red Cross/Totes of Hope, … Read More

Hilltop Summer 2019

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Summertime at HMS is always delightful and we have openings in all of our learning experiences but spots are getting tight, especially in the toddler program! Sign up to study oceanography, astronomy, the scientific process, learn Spanish, get creative, cook with measurement and bottle some honey from the hives! Get on board here: and

End of the Year Teacher Appreciation

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If you are looking for an idea for a personal gift for your child’s teacher for the end of the year, look no further! A parent asked us to post our list of ideas for the teachers. We will also have a “lemon tree” on display at the “Lemontinis for Learning” event for class wish list items that the teachers … Read More