Application, Tuition, Financial Assistance, Family Handbook

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The LNS Family Handbook

CLICK HERE to download the LNS Family Handbook. By reading the Family Handbook, you will find out what it means to be a part of the LNS community. It contains our philosophy, policies, enrollment tuition and fees, daily life of the school, communication, as well as details regarding the LNS organization, including its board and committee descriptions.

Application Process

Lincoln Nursery School uses a rolling admissions process.

Enrollment for 2023-2024

The steps for the 2023-2024 school year include submitting your child’s application on our website (see below for both new student and sibling applications), visiting the school with your child during the Open House or scheduling a visit with a member of our enrollment committee. Returning families with new siblings to LNS are welcome to schedule a visit. All children enrolled in the school and siblings of current and returning families are given priority for placement.

New Student Application (see below for application)

The New Student Application form (below) must be submitted to initiate the enrollment process.

Sibling Application

The New Student Application form (below) and fee should be submitted in November.

Lincoln Nursery School does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status. Financial aid is available


Tuition rates for the 2023-24 school year.**

(Classrooms are called “Studios” at LNS; See Programming for more information.)

Studio Blue
Tues-Fri, 8:30am-12:30pm
Studio Yellow
Mon-Thurs, 8:30am-12:30pm
Studio Purple
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-12:30pm

Studio Red
M, T, Th 8:30-3; W 8:30am-12pm; F 8:30am-12:30pm

** Note: All Studios have a 12pm dismissal on Wednesdays.


Extended Day Program

Extended Day rates for the 2023-24 school year
(See Programming for more information.)


Afternoon Extended Day (Annual Rate)

Mondays 12:30-4pm

Tuesday 12:30-4pm

Wednesdays 12-4pm*

Thursdays 12:30-4pm

Fridays 12:30-4pm

* No afternoon programming on the first Wednesday of each month due to faculty meeting.






Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is provided through our annual budget. The goal is to make LNS accessible to families by providing assistance when financial resources are limited. We are not able to offer a full scholarship to any student.

Assistance is awarded based on tax returns and financial needs as determined jointly by the treasurer and the enrollment chairperson. Any request for assistance-and its awarding-will be held in the strictest confidence.

Financial Assistance Application Process

Financial assistance applications for alumni and new families should be submitted by December 1

Click here to view/print the Financial Assistance Application.

Apply for 2023-24

Please complete the online application form below, or submit your application and $50 application fee by mail (or by clicking on “Pay Application Fee” below):

Lincoln Nursery School
Attn: Enrollment Chair
P.O. Box 6075
Lincoln, MA 01773

NOTE: No fee for students currently enrolled, returning for another year.

(Families with a current student enrolling a sibling, alumni families who are applying with additional children, and brand new applicants, are required to pay.)