So Proud of our Students:

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We are always so proud of our young scientists and especially this year! Grayson tackled the science behind mask use and we couldn’t be more proud. HMS has many current students and alumni that go on to compete scientifically not just at UAB, but statewide and nationally. Seeing them continue their interests in science and research makes our teacher’s hearts … Read More

COVID-19 Transmission in Schools Relatively Low

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A new study out of North Carolina has provided evidence that COVID transmission in a school setting is relatively low, provided all the health protocols are followed. HMS developed a comprehensive back-to-school plan that includes mask use for ages three and above, daily screenings, and much more but it’s working well. Although we all yearn for what will be a … Read More

Now Enrolling for 2021-2022

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HMS has now started open enrollment to the community for the Fall of 2021. Tours are held virtually or following strict CDC protocols and new families are also encouraged to meet digitally with faculty once a classroom has been selected. We are keeping our students safe, while also making sure to offer our typical, personalized admissions process experience. Call us … Read More

After a National Search, HMS has found our next HOS!

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HMS is excited to announce that we have located our future head of school, who will transition on board in May as Ms. Michele retires after 23 years on campus… Hilltop Montessori School is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave DeHarde as its new Head of School. Dave currently works as Assistant Head of School at the Montessori Community … Read More

Light the Flame of Learning Bash goes virtual!

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Our Light the Flame of Learning Bash will look a lot different this year but we are still looking toward a fun evening of entertainment and celebration of all things HMS! Mark your calendar for the #bashoftheyear VIRTUAL edition on Saturday, November 14th! #hilltopcelebrates

After 22 years of service…

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After 22 years of service to the Hilltop Montessori School community and 16 years as Head of School, Michele Wilensky has announced her retirement at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. We look forward to a fabulous school year but a search committee has been formed to locate our next Head of School. Interested candidates should email a letter … Read More

UP and Running on a great year!

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It was just a pleasure to greet all the students back and get started on the 2020-2021 school year. Our teachers feel supported, valued and appreciated by our parents and teachers and this is a great place to begin our journey.

Fox on Campus

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We have had two sightings on campus this month of this beautiful fox. I wonder if she’ll be here in July when the children arrive back?

The Show Must Go On!

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Our drama club got caught short by the COVID-19 situation and had to end their play virtually! Special shout out to Ms. Amy and Ms. Stephanie for making this happen for the HMS Drama Club! Click here to watch the show:

Middle School Sendoff!

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Our middle school totally gets the social distancing thing so we were thrilled to give them a send-off in front of the school on what would have been their graduating day. A short car parade, followed by individual recognition for a job well done with plans to connect later in the summer was all part of the morning! To say … Read More