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Michele

Don’t Forget to Follow us on Facebook!

We are continuing to post information about the school’s events and the Montessori philosophy on our Facebook page, as well as Twitter and Instagram. If you haven’t done so, “like” us on Facebook to stay current with school events! For pictures of “Grandparent’s Day”, check us out: https://www.facebook.com/hilltopmontessorischool

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HMS is Now 18!

With our third accreditation visit under our belt, I continue to marvel at what Hilltop has become over the last 18 years. Established by Cindi Stehr in 1996, our institution has a clear niche in the Birmingham community. With each reaccreditation, the visiting team  comments on our beautiful learning environments, the passion and commitment from our exemplary faculty and the professionalism of our administration. We strive for perfection and offer…

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Re-Accreditation A Success!

We are pleased to announce that our re-accreditation visit with SAIS-SACS went very smoothly and we have been recommended for re-accreditation. In conjunction with this visit and evaluation process, the school was also seeking initial accreditation for its early childhood programs through AMS (The American Montessori Society) and we are pleased to note that we met the requirements in that process. We fully expect to be presented as accreditation candidates…

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Upcoming SAIS-SACS & AMS Visit

Beginning this Sunday, our SAIS-SACS re-accreditation team will be on campus, along with representatives from The American Montessori Society for the initial accreditation of our early childhood program. Our visitors will be on campus Sunday, Monday and Tuesday so feel free to greet them with a friendly Hilltop hello!

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Independence in Montessori

As our upper elementary and middle school students return from their annual, week long, overnight field trip, I am always grateful for this opportunity for our children. One of the unique components of an independent school education is our ability to offer these unique experiences that build independence in a safe environment. As our students grow and mature, they face these opportunities that allow them to gain confidence in their…

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