Before & AfterCare

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Please refer to the HMS Re-entry Plan for details about the Before and AfterCare this year.

Hilltop Montessori School supports working families by providing BeforeCare and AfterCare to extend the day for Toddler through Upper Elementary students. The programs allow for freedom of choice for activities and are geared to the ages and interests of the children participating. These programs can be reserved regularly for a monthly flat rate fee, or can be used on individual days for an hourly rate of $12. All students must be enrolled in advance. Drop-ins are limited and must be cleared through the front office by calling 802-257-0500 ext 102 or email, [email protected] to confirm there is room.

Middle School – Prior arrangements and consent with the Middle School teachers. Middle School students are welcome to begin their day as early as 7:30 a.m. and extend it as late as 5 p.m.


BeforeCare begins at 7:40 a.m. and ends at 8:15 a.m. and is available to any child at Hilltop. This program is held in the multi-use space of the Arts Barn. There is opportunity for children to eat a breakfast brought from home, exercise in the gym, or work at a table in the theater area. At 8:15 toddlers and Children’s House students join their programs for arrival on the playground (or in the classroom in inclement weather), while Elementary students join their peers starting their day in the classroom.


The AfterCare Program provides extended care for Toddlers, Children’s House Students, and Elementary students.

  • Toddlers and Children’s House AfterCare begins at 3:00 for those families looking to extend the day beyond 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. The Toddlers and Children’s House students have a snack provided by the school and then participate in a variety of age appropriate free play activities. This program is held in the main building of the school and on the playground in nice weather.
  • Elementary AfterCare begins 3:15 for Elementary students for those families looking to extend the day beyond 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. The Elementary students are invited to have their snack brought from home and they participate in a variety of age appropriate activities. This program takes place using both the extensive outdoor campus and the Arts Barn, providing both quiet space and space for vigorous exercise.

After School Enrichment Programs

Hilltop also offers a changing variety of high quality after school sports and enrichment programs to students Kindergarten through 8th Grade. These programs include 6  – 8 week sessions, such as sports teams, additional languages, and other enrichment activities offered by local experts. These activities are fun and experiential for the participating children. They also help to extend the day for families that need more hours of child supervision.