Hershey Montessori School Is Offering Student Shadow Days

Hershey Montessori School Is Offering Student Shadow Days

Hershey Montessori School is excited to begin offering Shadow Days again at the Middle and Upper School campus.

The Shadow Day opportunity allows prospective students to experience Hershey’s campus, culture, and curriculum in a personal way. Shadow students are also able to ask peers relevant questions that equip them to make an informed decision about their education journey.

Precautions have been taken to modify Shadow Days to ensure adherence to all recommended health and safety measures. Shadowing students will be able to safely and authentically experience what being a student at Hershey Montessori School is like.

Hershey’s Middle and Upper School campus is located at 11530 Madison Road in Huntsburg, Ohio. 

Interested families may contact the Huntsburg campus Administration and Admissions Manager, Robyn Dill, to schedule a Shadow Day for their child. Phone 440-636-6290 or email rdill@hershey-montessori.org to request more information.

We look forward to meeting you!

Open Houses Are Scheduled

Open Houses Are Scheduled


Hershey Montessori School open houses are scheduled through May 2021.

Registration is required.




Concord Campus – Birth through 6th Grade: 10229 Prouty Road, Concord, Ohio 44077
  • March 20th | 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • April 17th | 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • May 15th | 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Huntsburg Campus – 7th – 12th Grade: 11530 Madison Road, Huntsburg, Ohio 44046
  • March 20th | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • April 17th | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • May 15th | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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What Is an Open House?

An Open Houses is a set time for prospective parents and students to visit our school campus to learn more about Hershey Montessori School’s curriculum and culture. The Open House is structured to provide a better understanding of what a school has to offer. There are numerous benefits of attending these school open houses, many of which cannot be achieved by simply browsing a school’s website. Not only do open houses allow you to see the campus, but they also provide valuable insight into the programs and culture of each school. 


What Are the Benefits of Attending an Open House?

Prospective families and students benefit greatly by attending a Hershey Montessori School Open House. There is only so much that can be learned from literature, browsing a website and its videos, or even peer reviews. An in-person visit provides greater understanding through physical experience.

When participating in a school Open House event:

  • You have face-to-face dialogue with school personnel and sometimes students.
  • You experience authentic classroom settings.
  • You learn more about the curriculum and will be able to differentiate between Hershey Montessori School and other schools.
  • You will gain a clearer understanding of the school’s values and its approach to education.
  • You will learn what outcomes can be expected from our Montessori education model.
  • You learn how the school communicates with you about your child’s educational progress.
  • You will get a feel for the culture of the school.
  • You will learn things that help you in your decision-making process.
  • You are given the opportunity to ask questions.
  • You will meet some really nice people! 🙂


What to Expect

Upon arrival, and in keeping with current CDC guidelines, we will take your temperature (a temperature of 100⁰F or greater will result in a reschedule of your visit) and provide you with hand sanitizer. Face-coverings and physical distancing when interacting with others will be required.

You will be given a tour of the school building(s) and see our Montessori classrooms as well as our outdoor space that provides much-needed, stress-reducing connections to nature. A presentation will be given as well as time for questions and answers.



Hershey students develop into confident, articulate leaders. Hershey Montessori School is known worldwide as a leader of Montessori education. 

Attending a Hershey Montessori School Open House will inform and equip you to make the best decision for your child’s education. It will also allow you to visualize your child in the school setting and determine if it is a good fit. The feeling you get from being on campus will be an important indicator of whether the school is a good choice for your child and family. Ask questions, be open-minded, and trust your parental instincts.

Register for The Mathematical Mind: Math in the Children’s House Event on February 4, 2021

Register for The Mathematical Mind: Math in the Children’s House Event on February 4, 2021

Are you curious about what the older children do in the math area at Hershey and how we engage the mathematical mind of the child under 7 years of age?

Join AMI Guides Karen Hannan-DeWalt and Jayne Koeth and Head of School Paula Leigh-Doyle on Thursday, February 4th, from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Zoom.

You won’t want to miss this 60-minute Parent Inspiration Event if you are curious about Montessori math scope of content, the psychology of the instruction approach, skills, concepts, and outcomes.

ALL PARENTS ARE WELCOME, especially parents of children who will turn 5 years of age (before September 30, 2021).

Click Here to Register


Register for Language Exploration in Elementary Event on January 28, 2021

Register for Language Exploration in Elementary Event on January 28, 2021

How are English and the Language Arts taught for the older elementary child?

Join our AMI Upper Elementary Guides, Venus Kohler, and Sarah Tetzloff for this interactive presentation on Thursday, January 28th, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm on Zoom. 

Discover how we approach the content areas of writing, formats and style, grammar, expressive language, vocabulary building, reading comprehension, oral communication, public speaking and presentations. The older elementary child is developing a keen awareness of self. They begin to consider who they wish to emulate, and what their contribution be in the future. Their imagination is an unbridled force of energy that compels them to take on big work and go deeply into studying the world.

Language arts is interwoven into social studies, humanities, history, geography, science and the arts. Students continue to learn based upon interest and also in response to the dramatic key lessons they receive, they start to manage time with planners and journals. They learn self-evaluation of the quality of their work, as well as receiving individualized feedback from the guide.

Common language outcomes for children who complete Montessori elementary: our children are confident to use their voice and competent to express themselves. They are socially effective and compassionate communicators, articulate and expressive, avid readers, and have a great love of expression, whether it is poetry, drama, oratory, or public presentations.

Come join our Zoom to hear how this all comes about!

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Register for Why Montessori Elementary Program on January 26, 2021

Register for Why Montessori Elementary Program on January 26, 2021

Join our AMI Elementary Guides, Jennifer Finan and Saren Peetz on Tuesday, January 26th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Zoom.

Why Montessori for the Elementary years? …..because your children between the ages of 6 and 12 have psychological needs and interests for which our education model is designed to scientifically respond.

Elementary children are hungry to understand everything in the universe and how it all interconnects. If your child asks you “why” questions, you know how driven they are to explore, find out and understand. Montessori education is designed to nurture that thirst for knowledge. Their language, mathematical thinking, and world knowledge skills soar.

Elementary children are social beings: they are motivated greatly by the social energy of their friends. That is why we give them purposeful opportunities to be able to work pairs and groups. Science proves they learn so much more from each other in a social context. They want to know the social order of how communities operate and get along so we teach them the social-emotional tools, and intentionally give them more freedom, within limits, to practice and apply their capacities for independence, and thus their self-confidence blooms.

The outcome we see in the child is gratitude for those who have come before, an innate passion for justice, and strong moral development roots.

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Why Montessori Elementary 2021

The 2020 Hershey Cosmic Run is On!

The 2020 Hershey Cosmic Run is On!

We are pleased to announce our annual Hershey Cosmic Run is going forward! We are grateful for the opportunity to provide this healthy, family-friendly event that so many have now made an autumn tradition.

It all happens Saturday, October 24, 2020 9:00 am at Observatory Park in the Geauga Park District. 

You may register to run at Observatory Park or you  can register as a Virtual Runner to show your support from anywhere in the world.

Please see more details on our 5K page or contact Julie Loxterman at jloxterman@hershey-montessori.org.

We hope to see you there!