Hilltop Montessori School

As an active member of the greater Brattleboro community for 39 years Hilltop Montessori School is home to 130 students 18 months to grade 8.
Hilltop's mission is to guide children and adolescents to responsible independence.
The Montessori approach to education promotes genuine respect for the potential of every child. Hilltop's multi-age classrooms, caring and experienced teachers, and integrated curriculum enable a sense of self and wonder to flourish.
On its new campus, Hilltop's students and staff are hard at work and play in the spacious, sun-filled classrooms and all about the 43 acres of fields, woodland and trails.
It is the ultimate prepared environment where students of all ages serve as caring stewards of the land and insatiable explorers of boundless opportunity.
To schedule a visit please contact Lauren Campbell at 802-257-0500.
Call to schedule a visit Tuesday mornings at 9 or 10am. Hilltop Montessori School is a fully accredited Vermont independent school.
For more information please visit our website at www.hilltopmontessori.org.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedlanguage-based
Year Founded1972
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost Notesplease see website for Summer Program details
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students135 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade Hilltop Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size25 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 1 / rolling
Tuition NotesPlease visit website for current tuition, at Hilltopmontessori.org
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,500
Admissions DirectorLauren Campbell


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Figure Skating, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Ultimate FrisbeeAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Figure SkatingNordic Skiing,
Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

  • Hilltop Montessori School was founded in 1972 thanks to a group of intensely-committed parents who wanted to provide quality pre-school education for their children. The head teacher hired for the job happened to be Montessori-trained and from this humble beginning, a new kind of school was born. Hilltop's mission is for students to attain responsible independence. Students will come to an awareness of their unique task in and responsibility to the care of self, community, and the Earth, Students will come to realize the fullness of their intrinsic academic and creative potential, Students will come to maturity and integrity according to their individual rhythm, pace, and style. Hilltop Montessori School accepts children beginning in our Toddler Program, 18 months through grade 8 in our Middle School program.  Our Elementary programs consist of the Lower Elementary, for ages 6 through 9 and Upper Elementary, for ages 9 through 12. Our Middle School program serves ages 12 through 14. Admission to the toddler and pre-K programs is possible in the fall semester or in beginning in January, elementary and middle school programs are considered on an individual basis with preference given to transferring Montessori students.
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