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 1652 Ousdahl Road, Lawrence, KS 66045. We are not able to process the applications until the application fee is received.


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

Applications for admission to Hilltop are accepted for children upon birth.  There must be a birth date in order to apply.

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.

Enrollment procedures vary for school age children.  KU affiliation does not apply to school age enrollment.  Administration will consider schools available for pickup, transportation capabilities and siblings as we enroll our classrooms.  These rooms are incredibly limited on spaces each year.

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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