Welcome to Hilltop Montessori School

Providing life-changing Montessori programs for the youth of Steubenville.

Montessori Education Can Eliminate the Income Achievement Gap

Children ages 3-6 see great education benefits when they go to a good Montessori school in Steubenville, Ohio or anywhere. According to a 2017 study by the University of Virginia, a good Montessori program is the only educational method shown to eliminate the achievement gap due to income among peers. Throughout their later education, children from lower-income families more routinely achieve at the same high rate as their peers from higher-income families if they went to a Montessori primary program. A Montessori program at that young age gives children confidence, the ability to take ownership of their own learning, and other intangibles that don’t come with a conventional education.

Don’t miss out on a great Montessori school in Steubenville!


Our Mission, Vision, and more about Hilltop Montessori School.


A series of programs based on the Montessori method establish a firm foundation for children to build upon.


Seeking to provide need-based financial assistance, our programs are only possible with your support.
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Starting off our final prayer table time of the school year with a song written by our of our 10-year-old students.
Pippa knows where to be. 

We don't have AC in the Elementary Building, so fans help make it comfortable in these last days of the year, once the weather really turns warm. 

That fur, tho... 😂
Where do you get the money?
That’s a question we’re often asked about the significant tuition reductions Hilltop Montessori school offers its families. Based in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Ohio, where the median income is just $28,000, two-thirds of our families receive some form of tuition assistance. The lowest-income families pay as little as $600 a year. And even the families paying full tuition, pay thousands less than the average cost of a Montessori education in the U.S. 
So again, where do we get the money? How do we manage to keep tuition so low?
The answer is that it doesn’t come from grants, an endowment, or a scholarship fund. We don’t have any of those. We also don’t have major donors underwriting scholarships.
Rather, when we give a tuition reduction it simply means we take in less money from tuition. Which in turn means we have less money to operate the school. Important purchases often get delayed and our staff sometimes risk going months without pay. But the school continues to offer tuition reductions anyhow, for every family who needs them. 
Because our mission is too important to let money get in the way. According to a recent  study, Montessori is the only education method which eliminates the achievement gap that usually comes with income inequality. It has the potential to make a tremendous difference in the life of every child, but especially in the lives of children growing up in low-income areas. 
Every child deserves the opportunity Hilltop provides. And when you make a tax-deductible donation to our school, you’re giving them that opportunity. You’re also furthering our mission of educating the whole child, by stabilizing our operations and making them less dependent on tuition. Help us bring opportunity to the children and families of Steubenville by supporting authentic Montessori education at Hilltop Montessori School. Pray for us, and contribute to our school today by clicking on the link in our bio. Thank you! 

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Slime! Science of Baking! Create-a-Town! Math & Reading! Rube Goldberg Contraptions and Simple Machines! 
Sorry, parents: only kids can come to our summer camps, as interested as you may be.
Get details and sign up your kids for one or more Hilltop Montessori School summer camps! Space is limited, so sign up soon!  https://hilltopchildrenshouse.org/summer-camps/
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Enrollment is now open at Hilltop Montessori School! Give your child the gift of an education that fosters creativity, independence, and a lifelong love of learning. Limited spaces are available in both Primary and Elementary. Inquire today at hilltopmontessorischool.org.