The role of the Montessori teacher

is to help match each child with the work appropriate for them, adjusting as needed for every individual as they master concepts and look for challenges. The Montessori teacher is a role model, an educational resource, an observer and environmental engineer. Hilltop teachers are truly caretakers of the educational and emotional growth of their students, while bringing their own individual flavor to their classic Montessori classrooms. As an accredited, authentic Montessori program, all of our lead teachers meet the high standards of AMS Montessori certification, which is internationally recognized.

At HMS, the average years of teaching experience for our faculty is 12. The average teacher-student ratio is 1:10. Our retention rate over the last five years averages 90%. The average age of our faculty is 45 and the average years spent teaching at HMS is 8.

73% of our faculty have advanced degrees beyond a college degree. Three have Orton-Gillingham Associate level certification. Our Head of School has been employed at HMS since 1998 and has been the head for 16 years.

“The training of the teacher is something far more than learning ideas. It includes the training of character.
It is a preparation of the spirit.”Maria Montessori

Toddler Program (ages 18 mos – 3 yrs)

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Primary Program (ages 3-6 yrs)

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Lower Elementary Program (ages 6-9)

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Upper Elementary Program (ages 9-12)

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Middle School Program (grades 7-8)

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Spanish Program

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Music, Fine Arts and Physical Wellness

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Kitchen

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Administration

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