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What Is Montessori?

The Montessori method of educating children is a time-tested, scientifically validated approach that centers on the individualized educational and developmental needs of the child.

Children learn at their own pace, exploring advanced academic concepts and skills through hands-on materials and freedom of choice. Adolescents apply formal academic skills and concepts through projects that are solving genuine needs of the land or the many businesses on the farm. All students learn to care for themselves, their community, and the environment in an integrated approach that prepares them for adulthood.

Students with a Montessori education carry with them a strong sense of self and an innate love of learning. They emerge with a maturity and independence that drives them to be confident problem solvers, who are aware of their community, and who pursue their passions through their chosen college and career pathways.

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Our Campuses

 
Hershey Montessori Concord Campus

CONCORD CAMPUS

Birth to 6th Grade

Children at the Concord Campus range from two months to 12 years, making up four communities of students, taking students through the end of their elementary years. The facility sits on 13 acres, including 11 acres of woodland, trails, green space, gardens and a small animal barn.

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Hershey Montessori Huntsburg Campus

HUNTSBURG CAMPUS

7th to 12th Grade

The Huntsburg Campus implements Dr. Montessori’s philosophy on education for adolescents. Students at the Huntsburg Campus include local Middle School and Upper School students, as well as residential students from around the world who live on campus full time.

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Our Programs

Parent-Infant

Starting at 2 months

Concord Campus

Young Child

12 to 36 months

Concord Campus

Children's House

3 to 6+ years

Concord Campus

Elementary

6 to 12 years

Concord Campus

Adolescent

12 to 18 years

Huntsburg Campus

Morning and after care options are available at 7:30 a.m. and until 6:00 p.m. Learn More »

Parent-Infant

Starting at 2 months

Concord Campus

Young Child

12 to 36 months

Concord Campus

Children's House

3 to 6+ years

Concord Campus

Elementary

6 to 12 years

Concord Campus

Adolescent

12 to 18 years

Huntsburg Campus
Morning and after care options are available at 7:30 a.m. and until 6:00 p.m. Learn More »
From Our Families
“Hershey Montessori has a more hands on approach to learning most of the same concepts. The lessons they give are more visual. Once presented the information is given to the student and then they’re given the freedom to learn.”
Cameron, Age 15

Student, Huntsburg Campus

“My kids LOVE to go to school. Every parent I speak with says the same thing. They’re learning about things they want to learn about and doing it in a way that makes sense to them. Wouldn’t that be a great way to learn if you looked back on your own education.”
Jane Neubauer

Parent, Hershey Montessori Student

“As a mental health professional who works to help schools provide trauma informed care to their students, I have very high standards for the care and education my children receive. Knowing that my children are receiving individualized care that supports their independence, emotional regulation, and social skills, while developing lifelong skills for curiosity and learning, brings me such confidence that they are receiving the best care and education available to them. I’ve participated in discussions and events put on by the school, and I can confidently say that the strategies and approaches used at Hershey are well in line with evidence based practices that promote growth and resilience in students from all backgrounds.”

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Parent, Hershey Montessori Students

Upcoming Events

 
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Hershey Gala 2024, BLOOM

Hershey Gala 2024, BLOOM

We cordially invite you to join us at Hershey Montessori School's Gala 2024 “Bloom.” Friday, April 19, 2024 6:00 pm Tall Oaks Resort 9199 Chillicothe Rd., Kirtland, OH 44094 Go to this link to purchase tickets and to view our Sponsor list. Seating is limited. Get Your...

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Alumni Fireside Event

Alumni Fireside Event

Come join us for the Hershey Montessori School Alumni Fireside Event This is for alumni, alumni families, current/past staff, families, and students, intended as an inclusive event for people who want to remember their years at Hershey Montessori School. Friday, March...

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Montessori Live!

Montessori Live!

Elementary and Beyond! From elementary core subjects to upper school micro-economy, this will be an interactive experience. The children love to teach you skills and concepts they learn in Montessori. You won't want to miss this live event! Thursday, February 9 |...

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Pancake Breakfast 2024

Pancake Breakfast 2024

Join us for this favorite community event hosted by our adolescent students at Hershey Montessori School’s 7th-12th grade Huntsburg campus. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast with sausage and homemade maple syrup. Proceeds support the...

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Beautification Projects Come to Life at Concord

Beautification Projects Come to Life at Concord

By Yvonne Delgado-Thomas, Hershey Montessori School Development Director   Sharing Heartfelt Appreciation for Our Generous Supporters Hershey Montessori School is delighted with the wonderful transformations that have taken place at our Concord Campus through two...

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Swift Delivers, Memorable Adolescent Student Experience

Swift Delivers, Memorable Adolescent Student Experience

By Joyce Cole, Hershey Montessori Farm Manager Is she pregnant? This was the question that all of us in the community had been asking since we separated our Kunekune gilt, Swift, from our boar, Tui, back in November. We couldn’t have timed our questioning and...

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Community News and Updates

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Hershey Alumni Summer Social

Hershey Alumni Summer Social

Join us for Hershey Montessori School’s Alumni Social! The Alumni Social is open to Hershey alumni and guides. Hershey defines "Alumni" as any person who has been enrolled at Hershey Montessori School for any length of time. Come connect with us and to one another!...

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Staff Spotlight: Jennifer Finan

Staff Spotlight: Jennifer Finan

We have the pleasure of honoring our longest-serving staff member, Jennifer Finan, in this Spotlight. Jennifer has been a part of the Hershey family for more than 30 years! She is our Early Elementary guide but has also had the opportunity to teach in the Upper...

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Staff Spotlight: Stephanie Swank

Staff Spotlight: Stephanie Swank

We have the pleasure of honoring Stephanie Swank in this Staff Spotlight. Stephanie has been a part of the Hershey family for 25 years! She is our After Care Coordinator, Summer Camp Coordinator, and Children’s House Assistant. Stephanie grew up in Concord and...

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