How to Apply

Application Fee
Completed applications must be returned to Hilltop with the $25 student/$35 non-student application fee. They may be brought to the building or mailed to Hilltop at 1605 Irving Hill Road, Lawrence, KS 66045. We are not able to process the applications until the application fee is received.


Hilltop’s primary mission is to provide convenient, high-quality care and education for the children of University of Kansas families, with a goal of helping student parents complete their KU education successfully.

  • Children of KU students receive highest priority on our waiting lists.
  • KU staff and faculty families receive the next highest priority because of the important role they play in making it possible for KU students to succeed in attaining their education and career goals.
  • Children from non-KU affiliated families are accepted when there are no KU affiliated families on the waiting list for the child’s age group.

Applications for admission to Hilltop are accepted for children 3 months and older.

Classroom placement is according to child’s age on August 1 (except for Toddlers, who must be at least 1 year old by August 1 of the academic year in which they will enroll.

Accredited since 1987 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children
KU student, staff, and faculty families receive priority on the waiting list
Sliding fee schedule and scholarship fee subsidies
Warm, loving care coupled with developmentally appropriate curriculum
KU families from across the nation and world bring diversity to Hilltop classrooms
Lead teachers hold degrees in child development, early childhood education, or elementary education
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