HMS Middle School

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One of our strategic initiatives at HMS is to fully prepare our middle school students for high school. As Montessori kids, we know that they will be confident, independent and strong academically but we also want them to be successful socially. Part of this transition involves getting experience on campus at local high schools. So far this year, our students … Read More

Cross Country Season is Over!

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The students that participated in the BRIAA cross country season had a great time and we thank our teachers Ms. Michele, Ms. April and Ms. Graciela for organizing and helping our kids with this new experience. It was also great fun to have the other teachers come out and cheer for the kids and help out last Saturday. We look … Read More

Fall Break!

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Just a friendly reminder that our fall break is this Friday, October 11th and Monday, October 14th. We will dismiss at the regular time on Thursday, October 10th and aftercare is available for those that need it.

Hilltop Grad Goes LIVE!

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Congratulations, Hayden! This HMS alumnus is an Eagle Eye Reporter and a junior at Auburn University, studying broadcast journalism. Here, Hayden interviews some SEC celebrities and knows his love of learning and passion for doing his best can take him anywhere!

BRIAA Basketball!

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BRIAA Basketball and Hilltop Montessori School Hilltop Montessori School is super excited to partner with BRIAA (The Birmingham Regional Independent Athletic Association) for Season 19-20 of basketball. Our BRIAA cross country has been a great experience for the students and we hope basketball with be just as rewarding. Because this is our first year, we need to assess that we … Read More

Open Observations and Parent Conferences

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The faculty is looking forward to our upcoming parent conferences and open observations in the classrooms. In keeping with our strategic plan initiatives, HMS is extending parent-teacher conference times to 30 minutes and staggering conferences over several weeks so we can have more time to discuss each child’s strengths and weaknesses. Carefully measuring each individual’s progress and sharing that with … Read More

#Montessori Unscripted

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Our student panel had a blast this week participating in “Montessori Unscripted”. They discussed freedom vs the responsibility of the Montessori classroom, daily Spanish, music, art and all the benefits of a Hilltop experience. For a look at all the videos, check out Michele Wilensky’s You Tube Channel, available here: 

Back to School Family Dance, 80’s Style!

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HMS welcomes our families to our community on Friday, September 13th at 5:00 for our “Back to School Family Dance”. This year’s theme is the 80’s so use your hair crimper, throw on those leg warmers and an MTV t-shirt, and join us! Who will win the best costume award?

Getting back into the swing!

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All the students have been so thrilled to get back and get in the swing of academics, friendships and cooperation. Our first parent event was Monday and our “coffee and conversation” was a tremendous hit. Friday morning, we will be excited to host Cindi Stehr in the science lab, who will be telling us the powerful story of how Hilltop … Read More

The Story of HMS

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Come on down to the gym Friday morning after drop off to hear the story of Hilltop Montessori, directly from our founder. It’s amazing what can be accomplished in 23 years and as you know, this story has a very happy ending! #onlyatHMS

August Menu is now Online

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Our Farm to Fork lunch program menu is now online for parents to order for August! If you are new to HMS, you first need to create an account. The deadline to order is August 2nd and school starts August 12th. If you have any questions about lunches, email our community kitchen manager at kitchen@hilltopmontessori.com. We can’t wait to see … Read More