Middle School

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).

Alumni Night Oct 13, 7pm

Hilltop Invites you to Our High School/Alumni Night October 13th, 7-8:30pm
Hilltop Montessori Middle School graduates who are currently in their sophomore, junior and senior years will be here to share their experiences. How HMS prepared them for high school, the transition to new schedules and environments, to name a few. Public and private schools will be represented.
We will have openings next fall in the 7th grade as we graduate a class of 17 eighth graders in 2017! So spread the word, this event is not only for current families but prospective families and students as well. We look forward to hearing your questions and the responses from our alumni currently in local public and private high schools.

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?
Who better to answer this question than our graduates themselves. So please join us for Alumni Night as our thoughtful, former students reveal the ways the gifts of their Montessori education have uniquely prepared them for success in all areas of their young adult lives.

Back to School Pot Luck Picnic, Fri. Sept. 2nd!

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.

River of Spirit Odyssey – Day 6

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.

Lucy F.

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.

Lucy P.

At Temple Ohabei Shalom, I felt the chants rise up around, beautiful and so packed with meaning.