Accreditation & Certifications

Accreditation & Certifications

Accreditation Mountaintop is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the American Montessori Society. Experienced VAIS and AMS educators review our programs and practices regularly to ensure that they meet these organizations' standards. These organizations provide our faculty and administration with invaluable resources, connecting us to current research and professional development opportunities. We have been accredited by the American Montessori Society since 2006 and by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools since 2008.

Certifications Our campus is a 9-acre classroom. Students' work includes gardening and maintaining our cooperative sanctuary with Audubon International and our certified wildlife habitat with the National Wildlife Federation. Our involvement with these programs grew out of a tradition of birdwatching among longtime faculty members here and their observation that studying the birds found on campus provided a wonderful way for students to learn about the adaptations that allow all living things to meet their needs in their environments.