Application Process: Young Child Community

When you’ve decided Hershey Montessori is the right fit for your child and your family, we have a simple admissions process.

Step 1: Attend a Morning of Observation 

Parents are encouraged attend an adult-only Open House and/or schedule an adult-only campus tour and Young Child Community classroom observation.  A visit will give you the opportunity to observe children actively engaged in the Montessori environments, see our facility, and have questions answered about our program. Please register here.


Step 2: Submit application and application fee ($75)

We recommend applying for a spot in our Young Child Community when you first become pregnant.  As our toddlers “age out” of the program, they move up to our Children’s House Community and this creates an opening in the community.  We fill these spots directly from our wait pool.  So jump in the wait pool ahead of schedule!


Step 3: Complete financial aid application (if applicable) 

Hershey Montessori School offers tuition assistance to families based on need.  To determine the level of assistance for which a family qualifies (if applicable), a completed School and Student Services (SSS) Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) must be submitted. Access to SSS forms at SSS Online will become active in October and must be completed by February, which is also the application submission deadline.

SSS requires a non-refundable fee of $51. If you are unable to access this form online, please call the Admissions to receive a hard copy.  Please upload or mail the following documents directly to SSS Online: Federal Tax Forms and W‐2 or substitute wage document (when received in January). Visit SSS Online for more information.


Step 4: Wait until a space becomes available.

Read our wait pool policy.


Any questions during the admission process may be directed to: Lakisha Wingard, Director of Admissions, at lwingard@hershey-montessori.org or call (440) 357-0918.

The Journey Continues