Application Process: Elementary 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, Open House, or Campus Tour

RECOMMENDED: Parents are encouraged attend an adult-only Open House and/or schedule an adult-only campus tour and Elementary 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.

REQUIRED:  All families are required to observe a classroom as part of the admissions process. You can register here for an adult-only campus tour and Elementary classroom observation. 


Step 2: Submit application, supporting materials, & application fee ($75)

Complete your child’s application through the Admissions Portal. A nonrefundable $75 application fee is paid when you submit your online application.  If applicable, download the records release form. The records release form should be given directly to your child’s current school. It authorizes his current school to send us your child’s records, which are necessary to complete the application process.


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 $55. 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: Complete your parent conversation with the Head of School and bring your child in for their visit with an Elementary Guide

After you submit your child’s application, the Admissions Office will be in touch to schedule your parent meeting and child’s classroom visit to learn more about your child and family and answer any questions.


Step 5: Receive your application decision


Step 6: Return your enrollment contract



Any questions during the admission process may be directed to: admissions@hershey-montessori.org or call (440) 357-0918.

The Journey Continues