Hershey Montessori School in the News

Media coverage of Hershey Montessori School students, staff, and programs.

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News Articles

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Chagrin Valley Today’s story on our history making inaugural class.
Hershey Montessori School is not just about education. It’s about being a part of a community and working to have an impact on that community. So when it came to planning their graduation, the class of 2018 wasn’t just focused on themselves; they were focused on future generations. Continue reading…


Geauga County Maple Leaf LogoGeauga County Maple Leaf covers the Middle and Upper School students climate change research presented at the Holden Arboretum.
Hershey Montessori School students are making a positive difference in an ongoing change of global magnitude. “I hope that they learned that their voices and contributions do make a difference, especially when they are well informed about information they want to share,” said Rachel McKinney, Hershey Montessori Upper School guide and farm manager. Hershey Montessori School students recently worked with Kirtland’s Holden Arboretum to inform visitors about the impact of climate change on the region’s trees and other plant life. Students from Huntsburg’s Upper School 10thand 11thgrade integrated science class presented findings of their research into the chemistry of climate… Continue reading
Geauga County Maple Leaf LogoGeauga County Maple Leaf  covers Hershey Montessori School’s 40th anniversary.

Hershey Montessori School took the opportunity during its annual Harvest Festival Sept. 29, 2018 in Huntsburg Township to celebrate its 40th anniversary.  “I’m just grateful we’re all together for this wonderful tradition, this annual tradition to bring us together to share our common vision: to serve children from birth through 18 years old, and to provide them with optimal conditions for learning and growing into peace-loving citizens of the world,” said Candace DeSantis, president of the school’s board of directors…Continue reading

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The News-Herald covers the grand opening celebration of the Upper School Building.
Hershey Montessori School will open the doors of its new, cutting edge facility to the public Feb. 10 during a grand opening celebration at the institution’s 97-acre Huntsburg Township campus. The 12,000-square-foot, roughly $3 million facility has been years in the making and is the only one of its kind in the region, school officials report. “The highly energy efficient building… will be the first school in the Midwest designed with Passive House Institute of the United States (PHIUS) criteria,” reads a Jan. 26 news release about the grand opening celebration. Continue reading…

Geauga County Maple Leaf LogoGeauga County Maple Leaf shares information on our Upper School building and grand opening.
The 97-acre Huntsburg campus of Hershey Montessori School has a new, 13,000-square-foot Upper School classroom building officials say is the first academic building in the Midwest designed with the Passive House Institute of the United States criteria for energy efficiency and sustainability. Continue reading…
Crain's Cleveland BusinessCrain’s Cleveland Business highlights Hershey Montessori School’s Huntsburg Campus
Hershey Montessori School’s Huntsburg campus is anything but typical. For one, the 97-acre campus in Geauga County is home to a working farm with chickens, horses and a garden. There are no end-of-course exams. Students can live on campus, but even those who commute help cook for one another and care for the livestock, in addition to learning more traditional subjects like math or foreign languages. Continue reading…
Crain's Cleveland BusinessCrain’s Cleveland Business profile’s Hershey Montessori School’s Huntsburg Campus Pedagogical Director, Laurie Ewert-Krocker
Laurie Ewert-Krocker began her career as a writing teacher at Cleveland State University. Back then, she was flanked by 18- to 20-year-olds who, she said, “were struggling and had lost faith in themselves or in the system of education.” Continue reading…