22 hours and counting till our departure. Spirits are running high as final Alabama or Bust presentations are given. Stay tuned…
Hilltop Open House for Tuesday, January 31, 9- 11am.
Join us for an evening of courage, elocution, and fine words. It’s the Middle School Poetry Night, and you are invited. Students will share selections from their work written over the past 8 weeks of study as well as a selection of short poetic films.
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).
Thursday, Oct 20 is the first day of conferences with a noon dismissal. Friday, Oct 21 is a no school day with a full day of conferences
Whether you are a current parent or prospective parent thinking about high school or Hilltop’s Middle School, this is a wonderful evening to hear directly from our graduates about the Hilltop Montessori School experience. Or maybe you are wondering what is ahead for your young child, so please read on!!
“What happens next?” This is a question asked by most prospective parents when they first visit our school. The answer is valuable to our enrolled parents as well. How prepared are Hilltop students – academically and socially – when they graduate?
Let’s celebrate the start of school with one last splash in the pool! The party is being held at Green Mountain Camp in Dummerston from 4:30 until 7. Jay and friends will be on hand to play world music, we’ll have the grill going and all you need to do is bring your swimmies and something to share. Toddler and Children’s House Families: Sides/Salads; Lower and Upper El Families: Desserts; and Middle School Families: drinks.
Save the date! Friday, October 7th is Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day at Hilltop.
Tuesday, May 10
10:00 – Sri Lakshmi Hindu Temple.
1:00 – Afternoon at Faneuil Hall
4:00 – Meet with Brother Luke and Brother Keith from the monastery of the Society of St. John
5:30 – Eucharist Service, Society of St. John the Evangelist,
6:30 – Dinner in Harvard Square
Return to Friendly Crossways – journal, sing, sleep
At Emmanuel I felt so at home, everything felt familiar so it was easy for me to focus on the service. Singing in the beautiful church with that vibrant community really spoke to me. In that service, I felt as if I was praying with/beside God instead of to him.
The room was filled with deeply scented smoke and my nose was busy stuck up in the air. The thick blue book was open to some sacred page and the words flowed from them up through human hearts and out into the high asking dome where God was sitting, watching.
This trip has pushed me to think of what is my faith and where is it leading me to and ,if I have faith, in what form is it in?
At the Compline service at the Trinity Church, I felt most connected to something. I don’t want to say God because I really don’t know what it was but it was something about hearing the voices and being able to close my eyes and just sit and listen.
I love the Compline service. I love darkness and solidarity and peace. And how this service is intimate and about your connection to God. It was the time I felt like God cared about our relationship.
The time I felt most close to God was at the beginning of Compline. It was a very brief moment. I was sitting down on the choir bench when I heard one of the most beautiful sounds that I have not yet heard.
When I saw people praying so powerfully and so focused, I felt like I was connecting through them to God and this is what happened at Common Cathedral.
I felt the most power of God at the Harvard Art Museum, seeing the paintings and the spirit, love, sadness, fear, or whatever the artist put into the painting. There were so many different kinds of art but they were all saying the same thing. All trying to express the same feeling of spirit and care in the work.
At Temple Ohabei Shalom, I felt the chants rise up around, beautiful and so packed with meaning.