Before and After Care

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

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.

Before/After Care for Children’s House
and Elementary Programs

Hilltop Montessori School supports working families by providing Before Care and After Care to extend the day. 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.

Before Care
Before Care 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.

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

  • Toddlers and Children’s House After Care 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 After Care 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.

“Montessori focuses on the individual child and their potential. It also teaches the child to care for self, the environment and others. I love watching the kids blossom every year and the Hilltop community is very supportive. ”
— Marian Diallo
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