Details overview

Hours 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM
School leader Michele Wilensky
Transportation options None
Preschool capacity 175

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule Block scheduling
Day or Boarding offered Day school

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
Instructional / curriculum models used Montessori

Classes

4
Visual Arts
including: Sculpture
4
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
2
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Bell / handbell choir
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Theory
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Media arts Graphics
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
World languages taught American Sign Language (ASL)
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered American Sign Language (ASL)
Spanish

Support

12
Facilities
including: Outdoor learning lab
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Sports Fields
Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Internet access
Kitchen
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Playground
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming None

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age Infant

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 80% 58%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 1%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Black 4% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

5
Clubs
including: Chess club
Boys sports (misc.) Physical education
Girls sports (misc.) Physical education
Clubs Boy Scouts
Chess club
Gardening
Girl Scouts
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 7:00 AM
After school end time 5:45 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools Indian Springs School
  The Altamont School
  Alabama School of Fine Arts

Teachers

9
Staff
including: Gardening teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
Gardening teacher
Music teacher
PE instructor
Robotics / Technology specialist
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner National Wildlife Federation
  Edible SchoolYard Project
  Legacy, Inc.
  American Montessori Society

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www.hilltopmontessori.com/admissions-procedures/
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
Tuition range (low) $3000
Tuition range (high) $9000
For the year 2012-2013
Vouchers accepted No
# of applications received 239
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 200
For the year 2012-2013

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012