Application, Tuition, Financial Aid, Parent Handbook

Application Process

Lincoln Nursery School uses a rolling admissions process.  All children enrolled in the school and siblings of current and returning families are given priority for placement.

New Student Application

The New Student Application form (below) must be submitted to initiate the enrollment process.
The steps in the enrollment process include a school visit with your child and a conversation with the director.

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.

Sibling Application

The New Student Application form (below) and fee should be submitted in November. The steps in the enrollment process for siblings includes a teacher observation that can take place in one of three ways: attend the Enrollment Open House, arrange a visit during school hours or if the child is enrolled in program, give permission for the director/teacher to observe the program. These observations may be followed up with a conversation with the director.

We welcome your visit!

The November 7th open house begins the enrollment process for the following school year. A signup form will be available on this webpage by the end of September.

If you are unable to attend the open house, the Director or a member of the Enrollment Committee will give tours on Friday afternoons by appointment.

Email nancy@lincolnnurseryschool.org to arrange an appointment.

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.

Apply for 2021-22


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.)


Tuition rates for the 2019-20 school year:

Blue Class
4 days, 9am-Noon


Yellow Class
4 days, 9am-Noon


Plus Friday


Purple Class
5 days, 9am-Noon

Red Class
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.