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Hilltop is accredited under AdvancED/ The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), The Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and our toddler, preschool and kindergarten programs are accredited by The American Montessori Society (AMS). HMS is also the only private school in the state to carry all three accreditations. Additionally, HMS is a member of The International Montessori Council (IMC) and The National Council of Private School Accreditation (NCPA).


Offering a quality, Montessori education to the Birmingham area since 1996, Hilltop is located in the beautiful town of Mt. Laurel, off of Highway 41 near Greystone and Shoal Creek. Accredited and established, Hilltop graduates leaders in the community, including 1 Fulbright Scholar, a JET Scholar, 6 National Merit Scholars,  over 100 Honor Society students and national award winners in science, technology, foreign language and mathematics. This includes an Intel Science and Engineering national winner and a state winner of the National Geography Bee.