Hilltop Montessori School

Hilltop Montessori School is a highly engaged academic community of students, parents and educators Our 7 acre campus is located in Mt.

Hilltop Montessori School was founded in 1996 and provides a beautiful learning environment for students 18 months through eighth grade. Laurel and certified by the National Wildlife Federation, and a member of the Million Pollinator Challenge Project. We hold four accreditations from Cognia, SAIS, NCPSA and AMS.

Operating as usual

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 12/09/2023

Congratulations to middle schooler Connor Whitman for his winning science fair experiment, “SUMthing’s wrong: AI’s get an F in Math “.

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 12/05/2023

Congratulations to Moiz Ashraf, Walton Akins and Olive Arvin for being our top 3 spellers in today’s 1st-8th grade spelling bee!

Moiz was our HMS winner and will have the opportunity to move on to the county level. Thank you to Ms. Chelsea for organizing and judging the spelling bee and to Ms. Michele and Ms. April for assisting. We are proud of all of the students that participated!

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 12/01/2023

Ms. Teresa’s classroom is buzzing with cultural studies, holiday crafts and lots of big jobs!

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 12/01/2023

Ms. Roopa’s class kicked off the month of December with “Bear Day”! 🐻

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 11/30/2023

Farewell, November! 🍁

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 11/15/2023

E-I-E-I-OH so fun! Our sweet toddlers have been loving their farm unit. 🐄 🐖 🐓

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 11/13/2023

The HMS community is celebrating everything autumn has to offer!

The concept of gratitude is part of the Grace and Courtesy lessons in a Montessori environment and our staff does a lovely job modeling and cultivating a sense of gratitude. 🍁 🍂

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 10/27/2023

Ms. Teresa and Ms. Christi sure do have some happy campers! They have had a blast learning all about camping and the great outdoors! 🏕️🔥

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 10/27/2023

Upper elementary visited sloss furnace this week as an extension of their American history studies.
The weather was perfect and they had a chance to experience an iron pour!

10/20/2023

Fall Garden Day was a success! Dirt, beautiful weather, happy children and the BEST volunteers!

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 10/20/2023

Such a beatiFALL week! Upper elementary presented a peace ceremony to welcome the fall season. Middle school traveled to the Alabama School of Fine Arts for a musical program and we had our school-wide garden day. Thank you to all of our volunteers!

10/18/2023

“Do not tell them how to do it. Show them how to do it and do not say a word. If you tell them, they will watch your lips move. If you show them, they will want to do it themselves.” -Maria Montessori

10/15/2023

HMS kindergarten friends learned so much and had a blast with Ms. Jennifer on their field trip to Lovelight Farm Alabama

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 09/27/2023

HMS was glad to host parents for
Children’s Morning this week.
Our students were very proud to show their work!

09/27/2023
Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 09/22/2023

“Anything that can be taught in an indoor classroom can be taught outdoors, often in ways that are more enjoyable for children.” -Cathy James

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 09/21/2023

Field trip fun!
Upper Elementary and Middle School visited American Village and our Lower Elementary students went to Red Mountain Theatre!

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 09/21/2023

HMS would like to give a warm welcome to Ms. Angelica. She is teaching toddler/primary Spanish classes. We are so happy you are here! ¡Bienvenida!

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 09/15/2023

Our students enjoying some Practical Life choices. Food preparation, chair scrubbing and making tea are some of the many ways a child can care for themselves and their environment at Hilltop!

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 09/13/2023

Our preschoolers are loving all of their new science lessons and materials!

09/07/2023

“It is movement that interests the child in music, and it is by movement that the very tiny child can arrive at understanding music with considerable delicacy.”
-Maria Montessori

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 09/07/2023

It’s been a “big bass” kind of week! Lower elementary students have loved getting a chance to play this beautiful (and BIG) Orff instrument.

08/31/2023

Happy birthday Dr. Maria Montessori! Your philosophy and love of learning are with us still and we are grateful every day.

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 08/30/2023

Primary students are having so much fun learning about helpers in the community. Ms. Roopa’s friends got to learn about doctors and even made their own stethoscopes! 🩺

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 08/23/2023

Our primary students have been learning about the importance of community helpers. Ms. Teresa’s friends had a visit from nurse Lindsey Justice this morning. 🩺 😊

The Five Great Lessons from Montessori for Everyone 08/18/2023

For those who would like to learn more, here is an article on the Five Great Lessons.

The Five Great Lessons from Montessori for Everyone This article gives a thorough overview of The Five Great Lessons and how they unify the elementary curriculum.

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 08/18/2023

What an incredible first full week of school!
All about me, friendship fruit salad, pre-primary friends working hard and the First Great Lesson (Creation of the universe) for elementary students.

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 08/16/2023

“Free choice is one of the highest of all the mental processes.” -Maria Montessori.

HMS students are enjoying their work choices in our thoughtfully prepared environments on this lovely Wednesday!

08/11/2023

We had such a fabulous first week of school! Looking forward to a full week next week and an amazing school year. Happy Friday!

08/07/2023

We loved seeing all of the new and familiar faces at our open house events! Only a few more days until the 2023-2024 school year begins! 📚 ✏️ ✂️

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 07/17/2023

Our final camp of the summer is underway, and we started it in a groovy way! Pete the Cat was the story of the day, and our campers created Pete the Cat headbands!

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 07/13/2023

Check out these budding musicians testing their Orff instrument skills!

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 07/11/2023

Did you know that the Practical Life section of the Montessori classroom is not just about learning fine motor skills? It's a great way to learn music and rhythm!

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 07/10/2023

Can you believe it?! We are down to our last two weeks of summer camp! Take a peek at our Elements of Music Camp!

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 06/29/2023

Sensorial is used in a Montessori classroom to develop the five senses: sight, listening, touch, taste, and smell. Montessori Sensorial activities help children to think cognitively, helping them in their future learning and also their personal and interpersonal development.

08/09/2022

What a beautiful second day of school!

08/09/2022

Freeze Dance Party Time in PE!

Photos from Hilltop Montessori School's post 08/09/2022

Summer Reading T-Shirt Day in the Upper Elementary!

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Our Story

Hilltop Montessori School was founded in 1996 and is currently the only school in Alabama with the following educational accreditations: Cognia, NPSA, SAIS and AMS. The school is also the only private preschool and elementary school in Alabama to be located in a LEED certified green building with the U.S. Green Building Council. HMS is also proud to be the only school in Alabama that is fully accredited by NCPSA, SAIS, AMS and Cognia. A campus of over 7 acres offers two separate buildings, providing a beautiful learning environment for students ranging in age from 18 months through eighth grade. Located in the gorgeous neighborhood of The Town of Mt Laurel, Hilltop's campus is also certified by the National Wildlife Federation. Call 437-9343 to learn more about our admissions.

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Fall Garden Day 2023
HMS kindergarten friends learned so much and had a blast with Ms. Jennifer on their field trip to  Lovelight Farm Alabam...
We are so thankful for our kitchen staff and our hot lunch program!
We had such a fabulous first week of school! Looking forward to a full week next week and an amazing school year. Happy ...
We loved seeing all of the new and familiar faces at our open house events! Only a few more days until the 2023-2024 sch...
Can you do the cave crawl?
Our space campers did a little astronaut training in our wonderful gym! Space Race and Obstacle Course!
2022 Art Show!
Our Scholastic Book Fair is set up and ready! The book fair will run from March 14-18th! Please swing by to check out th...
Mr. Dave and his music class had the cutest audience around!
Our cross country runners showed up and showed out this morning at their first race this morning, and we could not be mo...

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6 Abbott Square
Birmingham, AL
35242

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Monday 7am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 7am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 7am - 5:30pm
Thursday 7am - 5:30pm
Friday 7am - 5:30pm
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