Mountaintop Montessori School
Inspiring and guiding our students to become global citizens through critical thinking, mindful action and joyful responsibility towards their educations, others and the earth.
Mountaintop is one of only two schools in Virginia to be fully accredited by both the American Montessori Society and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
Summer School Offered
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% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
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Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Varies by student's age and length of day for which student is enrolled.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
- Mountaintop owns nearly 10 acres on Pantops Mountain. The facilities include: classrooms with adjacent gardens and areas for outdoor learning; a greenhouse; a multi-purpose building that includes a gym; two spacious old homes and a cottage that are home to classrooms; a commercial-grade instructional kitchen; a student-run school store; and playgrounds and athletic fields. The school was established in 1982 by a group of parents interested in offering the Montessori method as an alternative educational model for their children. Mountaintop Ecology curriculum includes certification as a wildlife sanctuary with the National Wildlife Foundation and Audubon International. Mountaintop serves over 200 children in our: * Toddler Community (18 months- 3 years), * Children's House (PreK and K), * Elementary (grades 1-3 and 4-6) and * Middle School (grades 7-8) Families come to Mountaintop from Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson and Green Counties for the nurturing Montessori environment we provide. Mountaintop is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees who are parents of alumni and current students and members of the local education, business and professional community.
Profile last updated: 07/22/2021
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