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How to Apply to Hilltop Montessori School

Steps to complete the Admissions Process

STEP ONE: Submit an Application Online 

Student applications can be submitted at anytime. Please submit the online application and appropriate forms listed below.

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. This fee is non-refundable. 

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 through School and Student Services (SSS), and can be submitted here.

STEP TWO: Attend a Prospective Family Visiting Day/Visit Campus

Parents interested in the school should plan to attend a Prospective Family Visiting Day, which will include a tour of the school, observation in a classroom, and a Q&A panel with faculty, the Head of School, Admissions Director and Elementary and Middle School students. Is best to leave your child at home so that you will have ample time to observe, ask questions.

Learn about Prospective Family Visiting Days, click here.  

If you are not able to attend a Visiting Day, pleaser reach out to the Admissions Office to set up a 1:1 tour. Please note that student applications cannot be considered before a parent/guardian has visited the school. 

STEP THREE: Additional Forms 

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 05301, 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 and records. 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 classroom director and spend some time in the classroom setting when the rest of the students are not there.

Important Dates

September 1
Returning Families Begin Submitting Indexed Tuition Application

This is the first day that families can submit their application for Indexed Tuition. Families can do this by completing the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) through the School and Student Services (SSS) website.

January 15
Deadline for Indexed Tuition Applications for Returning Students

SSS applications due to apply for Indexed Tuition. Prospect families may apply after this date as funds are available with your school application.

February 15
Returning Students Re-Enrollment Deadline
March 1
New Student Applications Due
All Applicants Will Be Sent Admissions Decision
April Onward
Rolling Admissions

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.

Summer Applications: Please note that if you are applying after the previous school year has ended, and therefore unable to attend parent and student visits while in session, we will work with you to set up meetings with our Admissions Director and teachers if possible. These meetings will help to convey what a Montessori education has to offer, and to determine if Hilltop Montessori School would be a beneficial learning environment for your child. Visiting during the summer can make it harder for all to assess whether or not Hilltop is a good fit.