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Hilltop Montessori School, founded in 1972, is perched on a 43 acre hill in Brattleboro, VT in a custom built (2009) facility that houses a Toddler Room (18-36 months), two bright, sunny Children’s House (3-6 years) classrooms, a Lower Elementary (6-9 years), an Upper Elementary (9-12 years), as well as a fully equipped kitchen area, and art room. The Middle School (12-14 years) enjoys its own house with comparable facilities. There is integrated computer use at the Upper Elementary and Middle School levels, woods and trails for hiking and cross country skiing, gardens, a greenhouse and a pond. An Arts Barn, built in 2013, includes an all-purpose room, staff/event kitchen, gymnasium, expanded music facilities, and a theater. The beautiful facilities are fully paid for, and the school is fortunate to have a sizable endowment and an Indexed Tuition program that supports economic diversity among the student families.

Hilltop Montessori School implements an authentic Montessori curriculum at all levels, and has been working to incorporate an anti-bias curriculum along with a focus on addressing climate change. We invite and encourage you to read more about Hilltop Montessori School’s authentic implementation of Montessori pedagogy here

Hilltop Montessori School helps students discover their potential through independent thinking, self-discovery, peer collaboration, and social responsibility.

It’s a place for dreaming and doing, for exploring nearby woods on our campus and faraway communities, from Boston to Alabama. Inspiring joy in learning, deep knowledge and a firm understanding of our place in the world, Hilltop Montessori School prepares students for academic and social success for years to come.

We are fully accredited by the state of Vermont and affiliated with NAMTA and AMS accredited. Please contact us to arrange a visit or to learn more about our rolling admissions.

We hope you enjoy exploring our site and learning more about what makes Hilltop a unique and vibrant school.