Hilltop was super excited to receive our second Ursula Thrush Peace Seed Grant and the funds were used for our winding trail down to the Phase Three property. We feel that children learn best when they have outdoor nature opportunities and can pause throughout their day for quiet and peace. In particular with our technology-driven world of instant gratification, taking … Read More
Interested in Volunteering for Hilltop? We’d love to have you at our FIRST Parent Action Committee Meeting of the school year! JOIN US & COME FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED THIS YEAR AND HAVE FUN TOO! Friday, August 17th in the HMS Phase Three Yang Family Science Lab, 8:45 A.M. *If you can’t attend the meeting, no worries! … Read More
Today we learned how to “pescar” We did had fun! Mrs. Ana
We are counting down until our beach party on Friday, May 25th at 10:00. That day will be a 1:00 dismissal and aftercare will not be offered but the beach party is always so special! All our alumni are invited to stop by and of course, parents as well! Come have some fun with us and let’s celebrate summer!
Hilltop’s strategic planning process is nearing completion for the year and we look forward to releasing our new strategic plan, “The Future of Learning.” In conjunction with the recent planning process, the stakeholders of Hilltop Montessori School have decided to revise our previous mission to reflect our new & exciting vision. The new mission of Hilltop Montessori is to light … Read More
The students have been heavily engaged this week in their art projects and music practice. We always look forward to May and the opportunity to showcase our creativity and talent in conjunction with our “Art and Music Celebration Week.” Toddlers were painting t-shirts, primary students were learning the art of batik and our older students have been practicing with Mr. … 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