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How to Apply to Hilltop Montessori School

Steps to complete the Admissions Process

Step One: Attend a Prospective Parent Visiting Day

Parents interested in the school should plan to attend a Prospective Parent 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 Parent Visiting Days, click here.  

Step Two: Submit an 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.
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 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 sometime in the classroom setting.

You will find a more in-depth description of the school and the programs here.

Important Dates

October 2
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, for academic year 2021-2022.

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
Mid-March
All Applicants Will Be Sent Admissions Decision
After March 1
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.

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 Admissions Director and teachers as 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.