Category Archive - Head of School

Another Accreditation is Official!

What a great way to end the 2013-2014 school year! We just received a congratulatory phone call from Sara Wilson, The Director of School Accreditation for The American Montessori Society. The AMS Board has officially approved our accreditation! We are proud to be an SAIS-SACS-AMS accredited school!

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Aw, the last week!

As we wrap up the last week of 2013-2014, I just wanted to thank our school community for your support of our children, our faculty and our administration throughout this unique year. 2013-2014 was particularly eventful, with the Multi-Cultural Festival, our SAIS-SACS reaccreditation visit, Grandparents Day, AMS accreditation, Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, The Hilltop Hustle, The Holiday Shoppe, the science fair, unexpected snow, tornado events, a rainy Art…

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This time of year is always exciting for us as our graduates contact us with updates about their accomplishments and our current students share their hard work. So far this week, we have received two emails from alumni noting silver and bronze medals for the National Spanish Exam and we also received word that one of our graduates is a Presidential Scholar, headed to college in the fall with numerous…

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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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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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