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

#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: 

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 We can’t wait to see … Read More

HMS officially gets reaccreditation and extends our AMS accreditation through 6th grade!

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With our recent re-accreditation last April, we are proud to announce that we have now extended our American Montessori Society accreditation through 6th grade. We have purposefully not gotten AMS accreditation for our middle school as this is a more traditional program. HMS is currently the only school in Alabama with AdvancED, SAIS, AMS and NCPSA accreditation and the only … Read More