How to Apply to Hilltop Montessori School

Steps to complete the Admissions Process

Step One / Schedule a Parent Visit 
Parents interested in the school may schedule a visit on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. which last about an hour or attend one of our Open House events. For your first visit it is best to leave your child at home so that you will have ample time to observe, ask questions and meet with the Head of School.

Due to the current shutdown, visits to the campus are outside on campus. In place of a classroom visit, you will find a more in-depth description of the school and the programs here. 

You may also call Lauren Campbell in the Admissions office to discuss your needs or request more information. She can be reached at 802.257.0500 ext 101. Please leave a message, we check the phone messages regularly and will return your call shortly.

Step Two / Submit a student application online 
Student applications can be submitted at anytime. Please submit the online application and appropriate forms listed below.
To submit a Student Application to Hilltop online, click here – Apply Here
An application and the $50 application fee must be submitted before student visits are scheduled including a copy of assessments from the student’s current school. 

For families interested our Indexed Tuition Program, more information is available here.  The Indexed Tuition Program matches families of all income levels with a level of tuition that is based on their specific situation. Applications for Indexed Tuition are due with the school application.

Step Three / Additional Forms requested from your student’s current program are listed below for you to download and submit to the school. They may be mailed to Hilltop Montessori School, 99 Stafford Farm Hill, Brattleboro, VT or faxed to us at 802.254.2671.

Program Recommendation for Toddler and Children’s House Applications

Elementary and Middle School Teacher Evaluation

Elementary and Middle School Records Request

Step Four / Student Visits
The admissions office will arrange visits for students upon receiving an application to the school. Half day visits are scheduled for elementary and full day visits for those applying to the middle school. Students applying to the Toddler and Children’s House Programs will be invited to meet with the director  and spend sometime in the classroom setting.

Important Dates

October 2 > First day families can submit their application for Indexed Tuition by completing the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) at the School and Student Services (SSS) website,  for academic year 2020-2021.

January 15
> SSS applications due to apply for Indexed Tuition (prospect families may apply after this date as funds are available)

March 1 > Due date for completed new student applications.

Mid-March all applicants will be sent admissions decision

After March 1 we continue to accept applications until classes are fully enrolled, however we maintain a waiting pool and encourage families to contact us throughout the year.

“The opportunity for my child to be more self-directed, to pursue interests and activities in a manner that is fitting to him, in a more personalized setting will all benefit his learning style and allow him to reach his potential. ”
— a prospective parent
The Toddler Program
Ages 18–36 months
Children’s House
Ages 3–6
Lower Elementary
Ages 6–9
Upper Elementary
Ages 9–12
Middle School
Ages 12 –14