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

Celebrating the Season

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Signs went up today in all of our kindergarten students’ yards as we celebrated our kindergarten class a little differently this year! They were just as proud as we were of their accomplishments and although this isn’t our usual tradition, it might be a new one!

Hilltop Chopped Jr!

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One of our popular live auction items at our “Light the Flame of Learning Bash” was the opportunity to compete in our teaching kitchen in an episode of Hilltop Chopped! Special thank you to the Basquill and Spensley families for supporting the school, Ashley Gann for hosting, Nick Erebia for filming and editing, our judges (Ashley Pigford, Chef Josh of … Read More

Thank You To Our Faculty This Week!

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As we head into May, we all took a break this week to thank our faculty for their service! The students made thank you cards for our faculty as a small token of appreciation for a fabulous year!

Koala Update!

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Koala Update! Here are the 14 koalas being sponsored by Hilltop! Meet Mr. Snooze, Jimmie Jams, Rosé, Wattle, Sebastian, Smarty Pants, Ella, Thor, Harvey, Gidget, Jester, Millie, and Lilly and Yoda (mother and baby!) Special shout to Rosie, for organizing the community service project. Such a big undertaking for a first-grader, don’t you think? #hilltoplearns

HMS Graduate Uses Her Love of Learning and Montessori spirit to fight COVID-19

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Maddie is a Hilltop alumnus currently in the Ph.D. program at the University of Kentucky, studying pharmaceutical development on a full scholarship. She was a Presidential Scholar in the prestigious honors college at the University of Alabama and part of the highly competitive computer-based honors program. Maddie was also on campus this fall serving as one of our judges in … Read More

Earth Day is Wednesday!

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Earth Day is Wednesday and we look forward to integrating this special day into our thriving distance learning plan! #hilltoplearnsathome

Pets and Pajamas Day!

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Our Pets and Pajamas Day was so enjoyable as we were able to see how happy and engaged our students are with their distance learning plan, and of course, become more familiar with everyone’s pets and their PJ’s! It was interesting to see how many cat owners we have vs dog owners, as well as seeing the stuffed pets, mice … Read More

Hilltop is Healthier!

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We long for the day when our students return to campus, although we truly enjoy our online distance learning experiences. Although it is as personalized and flexible as possible, we do look forward to seeing our smiling students for the entire day. As we look forward to the future, we do take pause to thank our original building committee for … Read More

Now Enrolling for Fall

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Now is the time to think about a school for your child for the fall. Imagine a beautiful, LEED-certified, green building nestled on a Certified Wildlife Habitat, conveniently located just off Highway 280. Green buildings positively affect public health and offer improved indoor air quality that can reduce absenteeism affected by asthma, respiratory allergies, depression, and stress. USGBC’s own research … Read More

Hilltop Serves Day!

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It certainly wasn’t the “Hilltop Serves Day” we planned but our students enjoyed thanking the wonderful healthcare workers around the world for their service. In particular, we reached out to the UAB Department of Infectious Disease and our own Dr. Rodriquez, a/k/a Ms. Ana’s hubby! How surprised do you think he was to see Rosie at his house delivering this … Read More