Events / Visits

Our Admissions Office is open.
You may call, 802-257-0500 ext 101, or email our Admissions Office at [email protected] and we look forward to responding and answering your questions.

Can I come for a tour of the school?
Currently, we are unable to have in-person visits. However, in addition to reading through our website, we want to hear from you, so do call and we would be happy to talk by phone or set up virtual meeting as part of the admissions process.  You can find a more in-depth description of the programs and the curriculum here. 

What does the admissions process look like now?
We are working with each individual family to complete the admissions process. Steps to meet and complete the admissions process are:

  1. Contact the admissions office to inquire about the fall of 2020.
  2. Submit the online Application for Admission.
  3. Parents/Guardians will schedule a time for a virtual meeting with admission office and a program teacher will be available to meet with families.
  4. Submit record requests, a teacher evaluation and program recommendations to complete the process.

We are in session and in-person this fall, however adults and visitors are unable to be in the buildings or classrooms. Once all restrictions have been lifted we will return to regular visits in person visits and tours, as outlined below.

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We invite you to come visit, see our campus and classrooms, meet the faculty and staff, and get a feel for our school. Whether you schedule a tour and visit on a Tuesday morning, attend an Open House, or one of our Parent Education events, we hope you will get a feel for what makes our school unique and learn more about the Montessori method of teaching and learning.

Tuesday Tours and Observations

Parents interested in the school may call to schedule a tour. Visits are scheduled Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. and take roughly an hour. For your first visit it is best to leave your child at home so that you will have ample time to observe, ask questions, meet with the Head of School and the Admissions Director.

Call us at 802.257.0500, ext 101, to schedule a tour and classroom observation. Applications are accepted year round. The best time to view the school is while classes are in session as it offers an important opportunity to observe the teacher-student relationships and the Montessori classroom in action. Choosing the right school is an important decision and the tour is an essential part of this process.

Open House Schedule / Tuesdays, (dates to come)

Open House Events are scheduled in December and January. Our Open Houses are both friendly and informative. Tours and classroom observations begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Teachers from every level will also meet with parent groups to discuss and answer their questions. And lastly, and current parents will enjoy this, some of our students will be here to take questions from parents about their experience at Hilltop.

9:00am –  Welcome
9:15 – Tour and observations
10:00 -10:30 –  meet with program director for discussion and Q&A
10:30 – 11:00 wrap up session with representative students, Head of School and Admissions Director

We welcome parents interested in the school, for their toddlers through middle school (students interested in middle school may also attend the open house). Because tours include visits to classrooms in session please do not bring young children to the tours or open house. Students visits are a part of the admissions application.

Admissions

We maintain a strong applicant pool for all grade levels throughout the year. When a space becomes available, applicants who have completed the admissions process will be considered for that opening. We work to enroll each program with a balanced mix of ages, gender and learning styles. Families are encouraged to apply if they are interested. Applications are accepted throughout the school year.

Please contact Lauren Campbell, Admissions Director, at 802.257.0500 ext 101, or send an email to [email protected] to inquire about the school, attend an Open House, or schedule a tour.

“Respect all the reasonable forms of activity in which the child engages and try to understand them.”
—Dr. Maria Montessori
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