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 2022-23 school year:

Blue Class
Tues-Fri, 9am-Noon
Yellow Class
Mon-Thurs, 9am-Noon
Purple Class
Mon-Fri, 9am-Noon
Red Class
M, T, Th 8:30-3, W,F 8:30-12:30

Extended Day Program

Extended Day daily rates for the 2022-23 school year
(Contract rates discounted 20% from daily rate. See the Programs page for this information.)

Early Arrival
Mon-Fri, 8am-9am
(Studio Red: 8-8:30)

Extended Playground (Blue/Yellow/Purple)
Mon-Fri, 12:00-12:30
Lunch Bunch
Mon – Fri, 12-1


Stay & Play
Mon-Fri, 12-3 (Red: 12:30-3)


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. Financial assistance awards apply to the core program tuition not for extended day programming.  

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.)