From Our Head of School

 

DSC_8235 (1)

Dear Friends of Hilltop Montessori School,

Hilltop Montessori School was founded in 1996 by Cindi Stehr with the goal of offering a high-quality, authentic Montessori education to Birmingham students of all interests, backgrounds and abilities. Our mission is to address the needs of the whole child, academically, socially and emotionally, by providing a high-quality Montessori education in an environment that fosters a child’s love of learning and respect for self, others, community and the world. This mission is what drives our community and our philosophy of education as we prepare our students for exemplary secondary education experiences and for a lifetime love of learning and academic success. A solid history of accreditation and success speak for itself; Hilltop is accredited by AdvancED, SAIS, SACS/CASI and its early childhood program is accredited by The American Montessori Society. Our alumni include 5 National Merit Scholars, national winners in science, foreign language, history and achievement and numerous other awards as noted on our alumni page.

Interestingly, many current instructional practices in education complement the foundation of Montessori education – hands-on instruction through concrete materials, multi-age groupings, team teaching and individualizing education – permitting each learner to be empowered to explore academics to his or her fullest potential. These best practices of education are fundamental to the Montessori philosophy, which has been practiced for one hundred years and forms the core of our school community. We also commit ourselves to the integration of current instructional practices and methodology, offering daily foreign language, critical thinking, music, fine arts, age-appropriate integration of technology and environmental education.

We invite you to explore our website, visit our beautiful campus and consider a Montessori education for your child. We look forward to working with you to help your child reach his or her fullest potential.

Sincerely,
Michele Wilensky
Head of School

 


  • Michele's Blog

    • Parent Action Committee Meeting Friday

      We are really looking forward to our first PAC (Parent Action Committee) meeting this Friday, August 28th at 8:45 a.m. There will be opportunities to sign up to help in the school for the coming month and for long term projects. The faculty have identified needs in the school that ... Read more →

      (No Comments)

    • Montessori Q and A-All Welcome!

      Hilltop is hosting our annual Montessori Q and A on Monday, September 21 at 8:45! Current parents are welcome, as well as those interested in becoming Montessori parents. This is a great way to learn about the Montessori method. The event is open to current families, as well as those ... Read more →

      (No Comments)

    • Montessori and the First Week of School

        During the first week of school, I am always in awe as to how quickly the students adjust back into the school routine. It is just the third day of school today and the children are already happily settled into their learning. The prepared environment in the Montessori classroom ... Read more →

      (No Comments)

    • Groundbreaking Ceremony-At Last!

        Much work has been done this summer to get us to this point and I’m proud to announce that our project is happening and quite soon! The school will be having a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, September 18th at 10:00 a.m. and the community is invited, as well as ... Read more →

      (No Comments)

    • Support from the Community

      As we near our groundbreaking on our Phase Three Expansion Project, the support of the Shelby County community has been integral. This article details the non-profit rate we received on our loan, courtesy of USAmeriBank. Their support of the project has been invaluable and will allow us to finally finish ... Read more →

      (No Comments)