Extracurricular Activities

In-Class Instruction

Hilltop students (from toddlers through eighth grade) receive daily instruction in Spanish, physical education, music and art as part of the regular curriculum. Students at the elementary level also receive regular computer and technology instruction with a focus on technology as a tool for research, presentation and publication (see the school’s technology plan under curriculum). Students in our upper elementary receive robotics, in addition to other technology.

The school also offers academic competitions at age appropriate levels for those students who choose to participate: spelling bee, chess competitions, geography bee, music competitions and participation in a non judged and optional judged science fair, olympics field day and art/music festival.

After School Activities

Hilltop also offers a range of extracurricular activities outside of the regular curriculum, including the activities listed below.

The Knight School: Chess instruction and tournaments for ages kindergarten through 8th grade. Contact www.knightschool.com, David Brooks, Ph.D.
Private Chinese Lessons for elementary aged students: Meets after school on Tuesdays, contact Melanie Morrison
Private Flute: HMS offers private flute to children in grades 2 and above. Contact Amy Dibble at amy@hilltopmontessori.com.
Elementary and Middle School Private Art Lessons: Open to grades 1-8. Contact Jamie Lewis through the HMS office.
Rock Band or individual guitar and bass lessons. Ages elementary to middle school. Contact Max Stehr through the HMS office.
Ukulele Club: Learn how to play the ukulele with your friends. Open to kindergarten through elementary. Contact Max Stehr through the HMS office.
Private Piano: Ages 4 to 14, contact Derek Kluz, Ann Giambrone or Max Stehr through the HMS office.
Girl Scouts: Hilltop Montessori School has a thriving girl scout troop. Contact the girl scout volunteers through the HMS for more information. The troop meets on Fridays after school in the Yang Family Science Lab.
Private violin: Ages 4 to 14, contact Amy Dibble through the HMS office.

After school percussion: Ages elementary through middle school. Contact Derek Kluz through the HMS office.
After school 3-6 year old dance: HMS is offering after school dance on Thursdays for 3-6 year olds. Contact Mallory Zimmerman through the HMS office for more details.