Events / Visits

Due to the current shutdown, visits are not currently possible. In place of a visit, you will find a more in-depth description of the school and the programs here.

Our Admissions office is open.
We may be reached by email at
or you may call the Admission Office at the school and leave a message, 802-257-0500 ext 101. We will be checking the phone twice a day for messages and look forward to responding and answering your questions.

As with most schools our physical campus is closed as of March 16, per the state of Vermont directive to combat the spread of COVID-19. However, classes are being held remotely, weekly newsletters are here and the Admissions Office will continue to take calls and connect with you by email or phone. We continue to accept applications online for this coming fall, 2020 here.

Once the school is open we will continue with our usual admission process below and would love to see you in person! Be well and feel free to connect and learn more about our school.

We invite you to come visit, see our campus and classrooms, meet the faculty and staff and get a feel for our school. Whether you schedule a tour and visit on a Tuesday morning, attend an Open House or one of our Parent Education events, we hope you will get a feel for what makes our school unique and learn more about the Montessori method of teaching and learning.

Tuesday Tours and Observations
Parents interested in the school may call to schedule a tour. Visits are scheduled Tuesday 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, meet with the Head of School and the Admissions Director.

Call us at 802.257.0500 to schedule a tour and classroom observation. Applications are accepted year round. The best time to view the school is while classes are in session as it offers an important opportunity to observe the teacher-student relationships and the Montessori classroom in action. Choosing the right school is an important decision and the tour is an essential part of this process.

Open House Schedule / Tuesdays, December 3 and January 28, 9 – 11am
“Exploring the Montessori Environment and Experience”

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

We welcome parents interested in the school, for their toddlers through middle school (students interested in middle school may also attend the open house). Because tours include visits to classrooms in session please do not bring young children to the tours or open house. Students visits are a part of the admissions application.

We maintain a strong applicant pool for all grade levels throughout the year. When a space becomes available, applicants who have completed the admissions process will be considered for that opening. We work to enroll each program with a balanced mix of ages, gender and learning styles. Families are encouraged to apply if they are interested. Applications are accepted throughout the school year.

Please contact Lauren Campbell at 802.257.0500 ext 1 or send an email to to inquire about the school, attend an Open House or schedule a tour.

Open House Events are scheduled for December 3, 2019 and
January 28, 2020
Our Open Houses 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.

“Respect all the reasonable forms of activity in which the child engages and try to understand them.”
—Dr. Maria Montessori
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