How to Apply

1 . To apply online, please click here – Apply

2. Download and fill out the appropriate forms listed below in Step 2.

Important Dates

October 2, 2018 > First day families can complete their PFS in the SSS Family Portal to to apply for 2019-20 financial aid.
January 15
> Financial Aid Forms Due (prospect families may apply after this date as funds are available)
March 1 > Completed application, forms and visits
Mid-March all completed applications will be sent admissions decision
After March 1 we continue to accept applications until classes are fully enrolled, however we maintain a waiting pool and encourage families to contact us throughout the year.

Step One / Schedule a Parent Visit
Parents interested in the school may schedule a visit on any week day in the morning at 10 a.m. and take roughly an hour. For your first visit it is best to leave your child at home so that you will have ample time to observe, ask questions and meet with the Head of School.

Please call Lauren Campbell in the Admissions office to schedule a visit or request more information. She can be reached at 802.257.0500 ext 101.

Step Two / Send in an application online here > Apply
If after visiting the school you are interested in joining Hilltop, please submit the online application and appropriate forms listed below. They may be mailed to Hilltop Montessori School or faxed to us at 802.254.2671. An application and the $50 application fee must be submitted before student visits are scheduled including a copy of assessments from the student’s current school.

Additional forms to be submitted by mail or faxed to the school:

Program Recommendation for Toddler and Children’s House Applications

Elementary and Middle School Teacher Evaluation

Elementary and Middle School Records Request

Step Three / Student Visits
The admissions office will arrange visits for students upon receiving an application to the school. Half day visits are scheduled for elementary and full day visits for those applying to the middle school. Students applying to the Toddler and Children’s House Programs will be invited to meet with the director  and spend sometime in the classroom setting.


“The opportunity for my child to be more self-directed, to pursue interests and activities in a manner that is fitting to him, in a more personalized setting will all benefit his learning style and allow him to reach his potential. ”
— a prospective parent
The Toddler Program
Ages 18–36 months
Children’s House
Ages 3–6
Lower Elementary
Ages 6–9
Upper Elementary
Ages 9–12
Middle School
Ages 12 –14