“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
Hilltop Montessori Middle School presents – Life in Brattleboro The Society Films Project. Please join us for an evening of student films celebrating the work of individuals in the Brattleboro community
January 5, 2018
Showings at 5:30 and 6:30 pm At The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT
For more information: www.hilltopmontessori.org 802-257-0500
To watch the films here, click play list on upper left to choose a film:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
September 29, 2017
Co-authored by Lily Buren-Charkey, Middle School Entrepreneur, and Tamara Mount, Head of School
Throughout the year the middle school takes on the daunting task of raising around ten thousand dollars for our odysseys! This year we are raising money for our River of Spirit Odyssey to Boston, a comparative world religion and science of water study, connecting with many different faith communities and cultures. In the middle school we are guided by the question, “What Does It Mean To Be Human?” Our trips help to answer this question as we experience things first hand, including the task of raising the money.
Raising ten thousand dollars by June seems like an overwhelming task, but with the student run micro-economies it becomes possible. Not only are we cooking and preparing food, we are managing businesses, practicing organizational skills, marketing our products and developing customer relations skills. These business are all about taking the initiative to get things done, which plays into the middle school’s philosophy of independent learning. Micro-economies are small, usually eighth grade student run, businesses. Micro-economies already underway this year include:
- self – developing inner peace and the skills to make peace with others
- environment – instilling an understanding and appreciation for the environment
- cultural – celebrating our differences and knowing our connectedness, compassion for all
- community – living our supportive interdependence
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.
This is a wonderful and important fundraising event for the Middle School trips. All families are invited to join us for the fabulous community event at The Putney School in Putney, Vt.
Hilltop is one of many and our tent will be selling our families homemade soups, baked goods, hot coffee and cider.