In 2011, Hilltop Montessori School announced the completion of Phase Two of the school, which includes a full-day toddler program and a fourth preschool classroom. The preschool and toddler programs also received upgraded playgrounds with beautiful landscaping and much-appreciated trike paths.

Hilltop Montessori School received a grant from the Ursula Thrush Peace Seed Grant program for the construction of a peace garden in the spring of 2012. The peace garden is housed on the campus of our LEED-certified green school. The peace garden contains a food representative from each country of origin of each child enrolled at the school. These countries include: Russia, China, South America, Vietnam, Pakistan, Italy, Germany, Thailand, India, Hong Kong and Great Britain. The kindergarten students of the school created permanent flags representing each country to mark the garden. The grant is named after Ursula Thrush, a noted Montessori educator who worked toward peace education throughout her lifetime, and was provided through the American Montessori Society.

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