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•   Aerliyah Buck (2013)  9/2
•   Kathy Beech  8/20
•   Rebecca Uhl  8/5
•   Gwen Losasso (Losasso) (2012)  7/16
•   Emma Holt (2015)  7/12
•   Chris Weien (2004)  7/9
•   Abby Skiba (Netti) (2004)  6/30
•   Danielle Osborne (2008)  6/29
•   Rachel Kahn (2001)  6/29
•   Allison Fraser (1999)  6/25
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alabama
1 lives in Arizona
1 lives in Arkansas
6 live in California
5 live in Colorado
2 live in District Of Columbia
4 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
2 live in Illinois
3 live in Indiana
1 lives in Maryland
1 lives in Massachusetts
1 lives in Michigan
1 lives in Minnesota
5 live in New York
1 lives in North Carolina
65 live in Ohio
5 live in Oregon
3 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Rhode Island
2 live in South Carolina
1 lives in Texas
1 lives in Vermont
1 lives in Washington
1 lives in Ontario
3 live in Australia
1 lives in China
2 live in Germany
1 lives in Japan
9 live in Mexico
1 lives in Netherlands
230 location unknown


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!

Welcome to the web site of the Hershey Montessori Alumni Community.  Former students and all you can set up your own page, post pictures and videos, interact with others, and receive invitations and news from the school and classmates.

Look for your name under Classmate Profiles or Staff Profiles and follow the directions to set up your own page.

If you cannot find your name, contact the site administrator under Contact Us to get your name added to the list.  Hershey teachers are welcomed to sign in.

Help us spread the word...classmates, friends and siblings who attended Hershey can create their own page!!! Teachers, too!!


“these and other similar ideas that will awaken a realization of the power of man and the greatness of civilization should be presented in a form that will stir genuine emotion, …..” – Dr. Maria Montessori


Great feedback is pouring in to the news that Hershey Montessori School continues to grow as we add an Upper School (grades 10 – 12) in August 2015. The Upper School will be centered on the operation of the farm and its related business as a focal point for student responsibility and entrepreneurship. It will also take students into the local community to pursue integrated studies addressing issues of social and environmental impact. Our students work will also connect them to experience the roles and activity of county government, such as the judicial, health, community and resource management and related processes in the local county seat of Chardon.  

“Another aspect of history is that which deals with the effect on humanity of the geographical environment, (and) of contact between different peoples,……” – Dr. Maria Montessori


Continuing with the success of a land-based Montessori model, Hershey students can choose to extend their work and intellectual development in the high school academic subjects. Among the highly integrated components of experiential and project based learning our students will continue their studies in the disciplines of mathematics, language, sciences and humanities. Moral development, self expression and valorization for real contribution underlie their projects. In the appendices of Dr. Montessori’s work, “From Childhood to Adolescence” we can understand this education as the preparation for adult life frames their study

1.       The study of the earth and of living things

2.       The study of human progress and the building up of civilization (in connection with the sciences)

3.       The study of the history of mankind



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If you recognize anyone under the "Missing Classmates" tab of the website and have their contact information, send them this link and ask them to join.

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Jon Yarger served on the HMS Board of Directors from 1992-2007. He was a Hershey parent of three children and provided legal counsel for the school for many years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


Jonathon Mead Yarger, age 58, of Chardon, OH passed away suddenly August 15, 2015. He was born in Defiance, OH on September 28, 1956 to the late Gerald and Virginia Yarger.

An attorney by trade, Jon spent over 30 years representing a variety of clients in local, state, and federal courts. A graduate of Ohio University and The University of Arizona School of Law, Jon was a founding partner of his law firm Yarger, Radel and Pentz, LLC.

Outside of his law office and the courtroom, Jon was a true “gentleman farmer.” He proudly cultivated his fields, produced wood furniture and fixtures in his wood shop, and restored cars, trucks and tractors in his garage.

Above all, Jon was known for his affable personality and generosity. He was an active member of various community organizations and was the enthusiastic and welcoming host of innumerable dinners, parties, and other celebrations at his farm in Chardon.

He was a proud and loving husband, father, uncle, and friend who will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Elizabeth, his loving children, Andrew, Benjamin, Alexandra, his siblings Kevin (Colleen) Yarger, Jim (Beth) Yarger, Kerry (Bob Flores) Childs, and Eva Jane Yarger, his nieces and nephews Daniel, Colette Aimeé, Joelle, Edi, Hayley, Marissa, Grace, Rose, Kirsten, Megan, Amanda, Eric, Alan, and Kevin.

He was preceded in death by his brother Michael Sean Yarger and niece Sarah.

Family and friends are to be received on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Monreal Funeral Home 35400 Curtis Blvd., Eastlake. A private memorial is planned.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Jonathon Yarger Memorial Scholarship Fund at Hershey Montessori School 10229 Prouty Rd Concord, OH 44077. The family asks that you please raise a toast in honor of a man who always said, “life is too short to drink cheap booze.”




Cheryl Noviski  9/6
Paige Upole (2009)  9/27
Ben Simerly (2001)  10/3


The Association Montessori International/USA is in the process of launching The We Are Montessori Project with the aim of increasing awareness of the benefits of Montessori education. The We Are Montessori Project is found on a Facebook fan page and features alumni who have shared their stories about their Montessori experience as well as the successes they have enjoyed since leaving their Montessori schools.

Alumni like you are the best ambassadors for Montessori education. If you are interested in participating or learning more about this project, go to (here you can review and/or complete an alumnus profile). On Facebook, search for “We Are Montessori” or go to