admissions events

Parent Meeting, Saturday, Feb 3, 9-12 noon followed by a Community Lunch! (snow date Feb 10)

“How Each Program Embodies Hilltop’s Mission”

This is the most informative pedagogical parent education event of the year — The Montessori Curriculum at its CORE. Don’t miss out!

We recently went through the process of reviewing and revising our Mission Statement, and were struck by how intentionally we live out the “practice” of “responsible independence” at Hilltop. We also felt it was very important to include the “caring community” within which we grow these responsible independent learners. Join us for a participatory morning with a visit to every program

Childcare provided with fun activities
and materials planned.
Pizza provided by Hazel and Hilltop,
bring a salad or dessert if you can.
RSVP to frontdesk@hilltopmontessori.org
or sign up at the front desk.

Open House Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 9 -11am A Look at the Montessori Environment and Experience

Current and prospective parents are invited to join us as we observe the classrooms in action and talk with students, current parents and teachers about the programs, the school and the Montessori method of learning.

This is a great first step to learning about the school and hearing from our program directors and students.

The event is designed for parents and interested adults. RSVP at 802-257-0500 or info@hilltopmontessori.org

Cancellations will be posted on our website if we need to cancel due to weather conditions at www.hilltopmontessori.org or at the WKVT or WTSA radio websites.

 

Middle School / Love Hate/Curriculum Vitae performance on Monday, November 6 at 7pm

The seventh graders are creating poetic lists of their loves and hates and the eighth graders are crafting their curricula vitae, their resume for life.  They will be reciting these lovely and insightful pieces on Monday evening November 6 beginning at 7pm in the Arts Barn Theater. The recitation of these poems of identity is always fascinating, humorous, moving, and revealing.

October 12, 2017 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Montessori Outcomes, Discussion with HMS Alumni

High School students, college students and young professionals who attended Hilltop Montessori School, for middle school or starting in pre-school, return to share their Hilltop experiences. How did their education at HMS prepare them for their subsequent education and for life? Parents of our current students as well as prospective parents are encouraged to attend this event. Faculty will also be in attendance.

Middle School Performance “Unclaimed” Monday 5/8 & Tuesday 5/9 at 7PM

The Middle School is busy writing and rehearsing its annual performance. The newly titled show, “Unclaimed”, is a dramatic miracle that has taken shape. The creation of this show is like a bit of alchemy. The musings of individuals, small groups of collaborators, and full class brain storming stirs the pot and eventually turns to gold.  Ultimately, the performance is the vehicle we use to process our experiences in Alabama and the year’s work in exploring the evolution of the American identity. Always fascinating, powerful, tuneful, funny, and moving! The Middle School performances are Monday, May 8 at 7:00pm (with a festive reception afterwards!) and Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00pm in the Arts Barn Theater. There will also be a school show on Tuesday morning at 10:00am. We hope to see you there!

OPEN HOUSE Dec 6 for Prospective Families Tuesday, 9 – 11 am

Open House Schedule

9am –  Welcome
9:15 – Tour and observations
10 -10:30 –  meet with program director for discussion and Q&A
10:30 – 11:00 wrap up session with representative students, Head of School and Admissions Director

Reservations are not necessary for Open Houses, but please be sure to sign in when you arrive. We welcome parents interested in the school, for their toddlers through middle school (students interested in middle school may also attend the open house).

Tuesday, Jan 26, 9am / Open House for Prospective Parents

We will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE for parents on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 9 -11 am. Our Open Houses are both friendly and informative and a great way to see the school in action. At 9am meet our Head of School, Tamara Mount, followed by a campus tour and classroom observations beginning at 9:15 a.m. At  10am teachers from every level will also meet with parent groups to discuss and answer their questions. And lastly, and current parents will enjoy this, some of our older students will be here to take questions from parents about their experience at Hilltop.

Open House Schedule
9am –  Welcome
9:15 – Tour and observations
10 -10:30 –  meet with program director for discussion and Q&A
10:30 – 11:00 wrap up session with representative students, Head of School and Admissions Director

Reservations are not necessary for Open Houses, but please be sure to sign in when you arrive. We welcome parents interested in the school, for their toddlers through middle school (students interested in middle school may also attend the open house).

January 15, 2016 Financial Aid Applications are due!

How to Apply for Financial Aid

1.    The completed Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) forms must be submitted to SSS (School and Student Service for Financial Aid), along with your most recent tax documents by January 15 for the coming academic year. Both parents need to complete the PFS online. Business/Farm Statement must be completed on line by owners of businesses/farms. Prospective families may apply after January 15 and grants awarded as funds are available.

2.   Complete the forms.

  • Hilltop’s school code that must go on the forms is: 1435
  • It is important that the forms be completed as requested by the service.
  • Do not put questions marks (?), N/A, or comments like “none” in the blanks. If the answer is: “zero”, put in “0” rather than leaving the blank empty.
  • This year the fee waiver program will be determined by your PFS

    and SSS will automatically waive the application fees for the families most in need of financial help.

3.   Online applications must include the most recent tax documents along with the PFS to be considered. Take care to avoid errors – these could make your application late. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered if funds are available after grants have been awarded.

4.   All forms and application materials must be sent directly to SSS by January 15, including tax documents, which can be sent electronically or by mail to SSS. Documents we require you to submit, in addition to the PFS:

____ 2014 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ
____ 2015 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ
____ 2014 W2 Form
____ 2015 W2 Form
____ 1099 Form
____ Forms 1065, 1120-S and k-1 schedules (if applicable)
____ Business /Farm Statement for self-employed parents, including a copy of Schedule C Profit and Loss for 2014 as soon as it is available.

OPEN HOUSE Tuesday, January 26, 2016 / 9 – 11am

Our Open Hosensorial workuses are both friendly and informative. Tours and classroom observations begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Teachers from every level will also meet with parent groups to discuss and answer their questions. And lastly,
and current parents will enjoy this, some of our students will be here to take questions from parents about their experience at Hilltop.

Open House Schedule
9am –  Welcome
9:15 – Tour and observations
10 -10:30 –  meet with program director for discussion and Q&A
10:30 – 11:00 wrap up session with representative students, Head of School and Admissions Director

 

sensorial work