Hilltop Montessori School was founded in 1972 by a group of parents who wanted a quality pre-school experience for their children which has now grown into a fully accredited Montessori School serving over 120 students in the Toddler Program through the Middle School.
Originally housed at the West Village Meeting house in West Brattleboro, and aptly named Hilltop Nursery School with 20 enrolled students, it moved to downtown Brattleboro in the basement of the Centre Congregational Church, to High Street when it was the Winston Prouty Center, to the Vermont Hall at the former Austine School, to the current location on Stafford Farm Hill.
Thank you for being the teachers you were for me, and still are for other students. You allowed me to be curious and question things. I carry the Hilltop values and education with me everywhere. You are part of the reason why I was able to do this.
Camping at Upland at the beginning of each year is one of my most memorable experiences. Night walks, outdoor classrooms, meals around a fire, and spending 24 hours a day next to the peers you will be in school with for the next year is an amazing experience. It builds lasting friendships and a strong community from the first weeks of the school year.