The Montessori cosmic education curriculum is the path to which children develop a global vision and HMS is doing our part this Friday with our annual “Hilltop Serves Day”. Students in toddler through kindergarten are bringing in items of need to help our four chosen charities and our 1-8th grade will put together baskets for those less fortunate. Although we … Read More
In 1996, a Montessori educator named Cindi Stehr had an idea to start a school for children that loved learning. That August, she had the vision to start Hilltop Montessori School in her church. In its first year, she opened her doors with 6 preschool children, a room full of Montessori materials and a small outdoor garden area. Twenty-one years … Read More
Preparing our students for the uncertainties of the 21st century is a scary thing for parents. In an ever changing world, we want to equip our students with the very best tools for success. Luckily, Montessori education is even more relevant than ever. Tools for success including critical thinking, independence, leadership opportunities, collaboration, problem solving, creativity and productivity are all … Read More
We enjoyed our visit from Libby this morning! Reading and sharing with her was a gift for our community.
On the last day of February, we invited the people from the Alabama Wildlife Center to Hilltop. They brought some of their “friends” to Phase 3 who they are helping to rehabilitate and take care of at Oak Mountain State Park. (The hope is the birds will be able to be re-released, but there is an understanding that due to … Read More
Hilltop is excited to embark on the newest strategic planning process in conjunction with our reaccreditation in April of 2019. Now that our Phase Three Expansion is complete, we have the beginning of our endowment going and our edible school yard/kitchen program up and running, we must tackle new items for curriculum, financial management, our master plan for campus and … Read More
Thanks to all of our garden dinner supporters and Jennifer Dunbar’s hard work, our “Mamma Rainbow’s Edible School Yard” got a major upgrade this morning! We look forward to supplementing the kitchen with carrots and lots of other delicious items! Other great items purchased from the garden dinner include upgraded classroom Montessori materials, music storage areas, a teaching screen for … Read More
We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank our parents for following our sick policy of “24 hour, fever or vomit free” before sending your child back to school. Because of this, we feel our flu/strep outbreaks are not as detrimental as other schools, some which have had to close temporarily. We hope that the unexpected ice days and … Read More