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We give the child nourishing food so that [their] little body may grow, and in just the same way we must provide [them] with suitable nourishment for [their] mental and moral growth. 
Maria MontessoriMaria Montessori Speaks to Parents

In order to truly reap the benefits of a Montessori education, we invite you to further enrich your family’s experience by learning more about the Montessori pedagogy! Learn how to make home-to-school transitions as smooth as possible and how to partner with us to support your child(ren)’s development at home. We know that no family can do all of the things, all of the time, but we can work together to enhance your investment in your child(ren)’s education by taking part in the learning process. Because – the more you learn, the more you appreciate!

Up Coming Parent Education Workshops


Montessori and Positive Discipline: 4-Part Workshop, December ’23 & January ’24

Join Hilltop’s Positive Discipline Instructors Malindi, Laura, and Ashlyn as they lead you through an interactive workshop designed to enhance your parenting toolkit, and leave you with fascinating tidbits about our Montessori approach. Adlerian psychology meets Montessori in this 4-part series. Come see what these contemporaries had in common and why the Positive Discipline approach fits perfectly with a Montessori education.

Attendees will have two dates to choose from for each session! See the full flyer with dates and details here. Please contact Ashlyn Stephens, Montessori Curriculum Coordinator, with any questions. 

Past Parent Education Workshop Recordings

Montessori 101

This 3-day series was presented by Tamara Mount (Head of School, Montessori child, parent, and Credentialed Lower Elementary Teacher) Ashlyn Stephens (Montessori Curriculum Coordinator, Montessori Credentialed Elementary Teacher and Certified “Positive Discipline and Montessori” Trainer), and Melany Kahn (HMS Alum Parent, HMS former board member, and author of “Mason Goes Mushrooming”).

Day One: A Parent Testimony on Montessori Education with Melany Kahn

Day Two, Part 1: Coming soon!

Day Two, Part 2: Coming soon!

Day Three: Coming Soon!

Day Three: Coming Soon!

Day Three: Coming Soon!

2022 Hilltop Parent Education Series: Co-Regulation

Our 2022-23 school year’s Parent Education Series centered around Social-Emotional development and learning. Workshops were presented by our own staff and visiting experts. 

Bathroom Independence: The Montessori Way, Presented by Lily Enchin, Toddler Program Director

Freedom and Limits by Lily Enchin, Toddler Program Director

Executive Function Skills by Ashlyn Stephens, Montessori Curriculum Coordinator

Parenting with Love, Logic, and Self-Regulation, by Sara Donahue, LICSW

“Behavioral Interventions and De-Escalation Techniques” by Kate Stephen, LCSW