New Mission and An Eye on the Future of Learning

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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

Art and Music Preparations Underway!

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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

Love of Learning Annual Fund Drive Has Started!

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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

Montessori: Preparation for the 21st century

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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

Strategic Planning Process Underway!

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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

Calling Peru!

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Ms. Ana and the preschool students had a ball today calling citizens from Peru to practice their Spanish! What a great way to connect with technology and foreign language! A big thank you to Ms. Ana’s friends in Peru for helping out!

Edible School Yard Gets an Upgrade This Morning!

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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

HMS Summer Institute for Advanced Studies

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We are just thrilled about our new summer institute for advanced studies in June & July! Camps will run in week long sessions, from 8:30 to 12:30 and will be taught by our Montessori faculty. For more information on the summer experience at Hilltop Montessori, contact us in the office at 437-9343.

Fever/Vomit Free 24 Hour Policy is Helping!

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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

Pennies for Patients Drive Doing Well

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The students have enjoyed bringing in their change to support those that are not as healthy! If you haven’t been able to bring in change/dollars, we also have an online webpage set up to give online: http://events.lls.org/pages/al/Hilltop-Montessori-School-2018#.WmYIJQML_uV.gmail