Hershey’s Concord Campus in Top 2.5% of U.S. Schools

Hershey’s Concord Campus in Top 2.5% of U.S. Schools

Hershey Montessori School is pleased to announce that its Concord Birth through 6th grade Campus is ranked by Niche as being in the top 2.5% of schools in the country. The Concord Campus has an A+ overall grade.

Niche is known as the market leader in connecting schools and colleges with students and families, helping them to enroll in the right school for them. Its grades and rankings are calculated using dozens of data sets and millions of reviews. Niche data scientists rigorously analyze data and user opinions to assess the key aspects of K-12 Schools, as well as Colleges and Places to Live.

Reviews play an important part in a school’s grade. Several new, impactful parent reviews have contributed to a recent grade increase. Raising it to an A+ from an A.


“Hershey is truly an amazing place. The guides recognize and respect each individual child’s needs and learning styles. This approach allows the kids to feel supported, yet it still gently pushes their boundaries so they can learn and grow. In addition to important school lessons, the kids are also taught life skills like cleaning, making food, helping others. Kids are allowed to be kids – they choose what interests them and have the freedom to learn lessons at their own pace. Plus the outdoor space is beautiful!” ~Parent Review on Niche



Hershey’s Concord Campus encompasses 13 acres, including 11 acres of woodland, trails, green space, play areas, and gardens. All lead guides are AMI-trained and certified. Classrooms at the Concord Campus consist of indoor spaces prepared with Montessori materials, outdoor spaces of vegetable plots, and open green space for play.

Hershey’s 7th-12th grade Huntsburg Campus holds an A- grade overall. And, although as a Montessori school we use mastery as our marker, we recognize that Niche grades provide a universal understanding for the general population in regard to the quality and value of an educational institution.

We are thankful for our community’s trust, support, and the time they have taken to share their perspectives and experiences with Niche. We are also grateful for the staff and guides who help make Hershey Montessori School the warm and caring academic community that so many have come to love and respect.

If you would like to leave a review for either Hershey campus, you may do so here.

2023 Hershey Cosmic Run 5K/1M

2023 Hershey Cosmic Run 5K/1M


Get ready for the Hershey Montessori School Cosmic Run!

This annual event is a community favorite. It serves as a healthy, family-friendly event that provides great fun and connection.

Awards are given in age group categories as young as 11 years up to 71 and over.


When: Saturday, October 28, 2023

Where: Observatory Park at 101610 Clay St. in Montville

Time: Race starts at 9 am

Choose: 5k Race or 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

All ages are welcome!

Registration is easy and online!

All proceeds help support our school mission:

“To provide beautiful Montessori environments, where learning and work are integrated within a community experience engaging intellectual, moral and social development of children and adolescents from birth to eighteen years.”

We can’t wait to see you at the 2023 Cosmic Run!

Hershey Montessori School Offers Student Shadow Days

Hershey Montessori School Offers Student Shadow Days

Hershey Montessori School is offering Student Shadow Days 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.

Shadowing students will be able to 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 Coordinator, Kate Zolikoff, to schedule a Shadow Day for their child. Phone 440-636-6290 or email kzolikoff@hershey-montessori.org to request more information.

We look forward to meeting you!

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!

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023

Time: 5-7 pm

Location: Westel’s | 4084 Erie St., Willoughby

Cost: $15

Register at: https://one.bidpal.net/westles2023/welcome

Hershey Students Just Run!

Hershey Students Just Run!

Hershey Montessori School wound down this year’s Just Run®  program with its last practice on Thursday, May 25, with a total of thirty-one students. The program readied students for the Just Run 5K race that was held on Saturday, May 27, in Fairport Harbor. Thirty students participated — Hershey’s biggest group ever to represent our school community.



We are grateful to Cheryl McGovern, Hershey Elementary Assistant and Outdoor & Physical Education Coordinator, for leading Hershey’s Just Run group, and to Jennifer Finan, Johan van der Wee, Lakisha Wingard, Saren Peetz, and Venus Kohler for their assistance with the program.

Pictured left to right: Lakisha Wingard, Jennifer Finan, Johan van der Wee, Venus Kohler, Cheryl McGovern

“The energy before the race was palpable and contagious!,” said Cheryl. “They kept up their energy during the race, with the first Hershey runner crossing the finish line in 30th place out of 768 runners!”

A total of four Hershey runners placed in the top 50. Eleven finished in the top 100. One Hershey runner placed in the top 10 Female Runners category, and another placed in the top 20.

“Most importantly, all who began the race crossed the finish line, with our last two crossing holding hands with smiling faces!” enthused Cheryl. “One of my favorite parts was that so many [Hershey runners and supporters] stayed around as the race was winding down that we were able to provide loud cheers for the very last runner! The young girl went from looking a little confused to wearing a broad smile as she realized the cheers were for her.

The sense of community was strong throughout the event, as a school and in our participation with the Fairport Harbor Just Run 5k community.



We congratulate all the students who took part in Just Run and extend gratitude to all the families for their support.

Just Run is a free, multifaceted youth fitness program developed by the Big Sur Marathon Foundation. It promotes fitness, healthy eating, good citizenship, and pride in accomplishment. It promotes exercise and the sport of running. Virtual runs across the USA and Europe link points of interest and geographical and historical sites, making it educational as well.

Hershey Community Drive-In Night

Hershey Community Drive-In Night

Join us for Hershey Montessori School’s Drive-in Theater at the Mayfield Drive-In!

This is a family-fun, community-wide event that will bring us together to celebrate the end of the school year!

Bring the whole family to the Mayfield Drive-In to see the new Disney’s The Little Mermaid with Hershey Montessori School!

Date: Friday, June 2, 2023

Location: Mayfield Drive-In located at 12100 State Route 322 in Chardon

Cost: $20 per car (Each car will receive 1 free large popcorn!)

Gates open: 7:00 pm

Movie begins: at dark

The Little Mermaid. “The Little Mermaid” is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy. Rated PG. View the trailer.

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