Application Process

Lincoln Nursery School uses a rolling admissions process. Letters of acceptance are typically mailed out by February.

The steps in the enrollment process include the following: a visit to the school with an Enrollment Committee member, a Studio (classroom) observation with your child, and a conversation with the director.

The New Student Application form (below) & fee must be submitted prior to scheduling your visit.

All children currently enrolled in the school and siblings of current or returning families (those who have enrolled a child in the past) are offered placement before new children are considered.

The LNS Parent Handbook

Click here to download the LNS Parent Handbook. By reading the Parent 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.

Lincoln Nursery School strives to balance age and gender in each classroom. LNS 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.

Enrollment Calendar


Enrollment begins for the 2018-2019 school year

November / December /

Parent tours and visits with our Enrollment Chairperson
February / March

Acceptances are mailed
To confirm enrollment, a non-refundable deposit is required within two weeks of being offered placement

Late JulyClass placements are available


Tuition rates for the 2017-18 school year:

Blue Class
3 days, 9am-Noon
Yellow Class
4 days, 9am-Noon
Purple Class
5 days, 9am-Noon


Red Class PreK
5 days, 9am-Noon
Red Class K
M,T,Th 9-3;  W,F 9-12

Financial Aid

Financial aid is provided  through our annual budget. The goal of financial aid is to make LNS accessible to families by providing assistance when financial resources are limited.

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

Financial Aid Application Process

Financial aid applications for alumni and new families should be submitted with your application or when the need arises. Financial aid awards apply to the core program tuition not for extended day programming.  

Click here to view/print the financial aid application.

Apply for 2018-19

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

Application Form (PDF)

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.)