Hingham Nursery School

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1101 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043 | (781) 749 - 0029 | murniehns@comcast.net



Applications for September 2021 still being accepted

Contact Murnie Leary, Director, for further information



Admissions ... Class Placement

Places will be available first to students presently enrolled, second to siblings of children who have previously attended this Nursery School, to children and grandchildren of employees of this Nursery School, and to children whose parent(s) attended this Nursery School (this will be documented by class lists on file in the office), third to new applicants.


If the number of applicants exceeds the spaces available, a drawing will determine admissions of new students. A waiting list will be established. Twins are drawn on one card. Spaces may be reserved for financial aid recipients at the discretion of the Financial Aid Committee. As a result of the lottery for placement of children new to the school, it is possible that a family would have one child placed in a

three-year-old class and the older sibling placed on the Waiting List for the four-year-old class. In this situation the child on the Waiting List would go to the top of the four-year-old list. Should this situation involve more than one family, there would be a drawing to determine their position.


Applications will specify first, second and third choices for class placement. Children returning a second year to the same age program or a third year to Nursery School will be placed first. The exception to this policy is for children who turn 3 between September 1 and November 30.  These children will be placed in a 3-year-old class, space permitting. The following year, these children will repeat the 3-year-old class, and will go through our lottery system for class placement.

Siblings of a third year student may be exempted from the lottery in order for them to attend at the same time. All others will then be drawn. First choices are granted when possible. Second and third choices will then be granted. A waiting list will be established as names are drawn, which will be used in the event that the first, second or third choice becomes available. Children already enrolled will have preference if a class space opens up.


All applicants will be notified by email and regular mail.


After March 1, 2021, all applications will be accepted in the order they are received, provided there are openings, or names can be placed on the waiting list.


The deposit to reserve a place at Hingham Nursery School is $500.  A signed contract and this non-refundable deposit must be received by March 12, 2021. After March 12, parents contacted about an opening must send the $50 application fee and the $500 deposit within 48 hours of being notified that a place is available.

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