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Hill Point Montessori Preparatory School

Private | PK-6 | 50 students

Our school is best known as a true Montessori school with qualified staff

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $440,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,420.

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5 stars

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2012:
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Posted January 17, 2013

My Child has grown leaps and bounds academically thanks to the dedicated Teachers and especially the director of the school who takes extra interest care to ensure each students development. We could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

This is a wonderful school that is true to Maria Montessori's teaching. Unbeleivable parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2012

It s not every day that I stop to write accolades or give a testimonial, but I really wanted to express how thankful we are for finding Hill Point Montessori Preparatory School. With the guidance of your wonderful teachers, we have watched our daughter develop before our eyes in many ways - academically, socially, emotionally and physically. We continuously watch the light bulb click in her brain - as our daughter's age/growth development hits that stage where everything the school has been teaching her thus far progresses beyond simple repetitive learning, to connection, reason, and purpose in her real daily life. It's a joy watching her face light up when she makes a connection or solves something on her own, when she finally sees it come together. Hill Point truly is a rare find these days. Its standards in academics and behavioral sciences are only the tip of the iceberg to making this school stand out. The harmony of personalities between the teaching staff and students is unlike any I've seen in other schools. Hill Point Montessori is a school for parents dedicated to enhancing their child's minds and exposure to life, and opening their hearts -- at their own pace.
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Posted October 23, 2012

My daughter started at Hill Point Montessori in May of this year. I couldn't be happier with her continued accelerated progress and passion for education. After a very difficult time in a highly regarded public school district, it became obvious that the public school system was not a good fit for her. Perfect school for those who need to have the opportunity to explore beyond the curriculum and create new challenges when ready to move forward, rather than the traditional public way of thinking where a child moves on with the class, once those who need extra help are ready. They allow for and even encourage teachable moments on a daily basis. The children at Hill Point Montessori are allowed to work to their level in each subject matter which means if they catch on quicker - they can move on! No sitting in a classroom bored while the teacher explains and re-explains a mathematical function or sentence structure to another child. If you are looking for a program that is going to take your child's individual strengths and challenges into consideration while encouraging growth and solid educational skills -This is the place for you! I recommend without hesitation -110%
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Posted October 18, 2012

My children are thriving academically and socially at this school. Emphasis is on the whole child: individualized education, focus on becoming contributing members of society, second-language (spanish) instruction for all grades and an excellent PE program.
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dayani Nawagamuwage
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • AMI/AMS MONTESSORI
Associations
  • The International Montessori Council
Fax number
  • (818) 884-6136

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College preparatory
  • Montessori
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • Parents Drive
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • physical education
Girls sports
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • physical education

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2011-2012 school year.


Students accepted for the 2011-2012 school year
35
Applications received for the 2011-2012 school year
35

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2011-2012 school year
$12000 - $18000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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6601 Valley Circle Blvd.
West Hills, CA 91307
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Phone: (818) 884-8261

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