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PK-8
Private
Birmingham, AL
Students enrolled: 200
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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6 Abbott Square
Birmingham, AL 35242

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(205) 437-9343
(205) 437-9344
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July 18, 2014
Hilltop's success since 1996 speaks for itself. Their campus is comprised of a 3.5 million dollar facility and they are currently planning a Phase Three expansion to complete their campus. Accredited with three different organizations (AdvancED, SAIS and AMS) and established, they offer daily foreign language, technology integration, robotics for upper elementary, art and a thriving music program, that also includes private piano and violin. Beautiful, LEED certified building also fosters a strong environmental education curriculum while at the same time, strong academics have allowed them to graduate 5 National Merit Scholars.

- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2012
Hilltop Montessori offers a wonderful early childhood and elementary education. Smaller community of just 190 students allows for individuality and all aspects of the child are addressed, not just the academic. The building is beautiful and we love the emphasis on fine arts, academics, daily foreign language and technology.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2011
We have two children at this school and there is no better school in Birmingham. The teachers here truly love the children. My kids come home happy and proud of their accomplishments every day.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2011
We've had children at Hilltop for eight years, and it's been a really great experience all the way. The kids have felt very close to their teachers, both primary and specialty -- Spanish, art, music, p.e. Parents are encouraged and welcomed to get involved with the PTO or individual classrooms. I especially like that while working their way through each three-year cycle, they gain independence and take on more responsibility. We intend to stay through at least the upper elementary level.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 11, 2009
I love going to Hilltop! The administrator and staff are very nice and love to be there.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2008
Hilltop has much to be desired in the way of a true Montessori experience. Beautiful building and lots of promises but if you are not already in the establised circle, it is hard to find your place.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 26, 2007
We're thrilled to be a part of the Hilltop family. Our daughter has attended Hilltop from age 18 months (now 4) and our younger daughter will follow the same track. I was involved with the school as a vendor for 4 years prior to enrolling my daughter so I've seen the school from business, administrative and academic perspectives. The positive social and intellectual growth we've seen are affirmations of a good choice. Tip for prospective parents: start on the enrollment process as early as possible.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2007
I disagree with the postings on this website regarding the administration and board. The board is comprised of 1/3 parents, 1/3 teachers and 1/3 community members. It is hard to find a school where the parents are provided representation. As parents, we receive weekly (and sometimes bi-weekly) communication from the school. We plan on attending through the fifth grade or sixth grade!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2007
Adminstratively, this school leaves much to be desired. I have addressed many issues ( from a parental standpoint ) and they have been left hanging in the balance unattended by the administrator and the board.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2007
Hilltop is an excellent environment and the epitome of the Montessori method of teaching. My two sons are excited about school every day and truly enjoy spending time with their classmates and teachers. In addition to academics, they are learning how to respect their classmates, take care of themselves and respect the environment. The wonderful new green school is amazing as well - a beautiful and bright place to learn.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2006
Hilltop is great for young children not when they are in 7th or 8th grade. Kids that attend Hilltop after 6th grade will be at a dissavantage when they reach high school because Hilltop is so sheltered and doesn't let kids see the real working world in which we live in.

- submitted by a former student
March 31, 2005
I have a child in Pre-K at Hilltop Montessori whom is doing remarkable well with the Montessori-styled teaching. She looks forward to attending classes and enjoys her teachers and classmates. I really appreciate the leadership at the school; the Headmaster is very professional and regards every concern as important. I have nothing but positive thoughts about Hilltop Montessori. I plan to enroll my child every year for the next nine years. I love it!

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2005
I truly found that my child's unique abilities in math and reading were addressed and I loved the diversity in terms of children with different needs, both academic and social. The school also addresses special needs children on a caring but loving individual basis. I found that the Montessori classroom and Hilltop truly embraced all of my child-his academic, social and emotional needs.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2005
I found Hilltop to be a great school for my children. My son was able to take part in musical ensembles which enhanced his musical abilities. My daughter enjoyed art and computer classes. Both children loved the Spanish classes. Teachers were warm and friendly. I often recommend Hilltop to those who ask.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2004
My family loves Hilltop Montessori, my pre-schooler is learning reading, math, geography, astronomy, and more, all in a loving, safe, and controlled environment.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2004
I am a grandparent of a student at this school, and I am constantly surprised and delighted at the way the teachers guide the students in learning. I wish the Montessori system had been available to me as a young parent. This school provides a great environment for learning at a child's own pace.

- submitted by a community member
February 24, 2004
I am the father of two children that attend Hilltop. My 9-year-old brings home math homework laced with algebra and trigonometry subjects I did not tackle in public school until 9th or 10th grade! My 4-year-old is reading simple books to me at night. Overall, I am very please with the level of education my children are receiving at Hilltop. It is simple: Hilltop works - Montessori works. Be a good steward of your children s education, and look at Hilltop.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
Hilltop provided an excellent learning environment for our bright, quiet daughter to flourish academically, socially and physically. The staff is dedicated and warmly welcomed our involvement in the classroom and school overall. We originally intended to have our daughter attend for preschool only and stayed on for another couple of years. We were impressed with Hilltop's efforts to make our transition from Montessori to our local public school go as smoothly as possible and feel they truly care about our daughter's well-being. We still return for summer camps!

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
Hilltop is a wonderful school. We have been at Hilltop for 3 years and love the teachers. The teachers at this school are very caring. They are willing to go the extra mile with your child.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
Exceptional! The Hilltop Montessori School is absolutely the best investment I could make for my children. Their curriculum is diverse and the staff is friendly and always very helpful.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
Hilltop Montessori provides above quality education. My two children perform well above grade level. The teachers work with each child on an individual basis. The entire staff cares about the progress of each child. It is well worth the cost. The results are fantastic. You couldn't find a better school in the area!

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
I have 2 children at Hilltop. They have both excelled academically and socially since they have been there. The teachers are wonderful and their teaching skills are great. We are lucky we have found such a wonderful school for our children. The teachers at Hilltop do not hold any students learning capabilities back. If your child is in 1st grade and can do 3rd grade math- he will do it, so your child's learning opportunities are limitless. Also if your child needs extra help in a subject, the teachers make sure the extra attention is given. The teachers are very open and communicate well with the parents. The principal at Hilltop is a terrific leader and has guided the school in a growing positive direction. I really can't say enough positive things about Hilltop - there are too many to mention.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
I have visited Hilltop two or three times and my last visit was for a period of three hours where I observed four classrooms and found the teacers to be friendly and very interactive with the students. There was a definite feeling of learning and as I have experienced Montessori teaching in other States this school was performing at good to excellent levels. I have two grandchildren in the school and I am very satisfied with their progress in comparing to the progress their parents made when they were in Montessori school in another State.

- submitted by a community member
February 23, 2004
The students were enthusiastic and very involved in their studies. The teachers were obviously very well prepared for the lessons presented and interacted extremely well with all of the students.

- submitted by a community member
February 23, 2004
My sons have attended this school for a total of six years. My children love school which is wonderful. Many of their friends, that attend other schools, do not like school. I was very impressed with my oldest son's SAT scores. I love that Spanish is offered everyday. The teachers are great and the children are taught to respect one another. My favorite part about Hilltop is the individualized workplans. You can't put a price on a child being able to work at his or her own pace.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
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- submitted by a teacher
January 30, 2004
I found the environment to be cold and sterile. Teachers were unfriendly and cold. There is a lack of diversity.

- submitted by a parent
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Daily Spanish for toddlers through 8th grade, Accredited with AdvancED, SAIS, SACS and associate members of AMS. Emphasis on technology, environmental education & Montessori philosophy.

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Hilltop Montessori School
6 Abbott Square, Birmingham, AL  35242
(205) 437-9343
Last modified Hilltop Montessori School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Hilltop Montessori School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top