Holistic Education in a Nurturing Environment
Every child has limitless potential. To help Milton Hershey School students make the most of their education, we provide top-notch academics, advanced technology, the absolute best teachers, and a wide array of enrichment programs to ensure all students have the opportunity to meet – and exceed – their academic goals. Learn more about our holistic approach to education.
Milton Hershey School Releases 2015-2016 Annual Report
Milton Hershey School is pleased to present its 2015-2016 annual report of our students’ success. Sections include current information about the school including enrollment figures, academic growth and alumni achievements. You also will learn more about our whole child approach to educating and caring for students from lower income families.
How Schools Can Help Break the Cycle of Poverty: A Whole Child Approach
More than 16 million children in the United States—nearly one out of four—live below the federal poverty level with their families earning less than $23,550 annually. These low-income households face many challenges, from lacking economic resources, to little or no access to health and wellness care. Read the white paper, “How Schools Can Help Break the Cycle of Poverty: A Whole Child Approach” to gain valuable insight into the specific challenges children from poverty face.
Academic and Enrichment Programs Offered All Year Long
Our Year-Round Experiences (YRE) program is based on the philosophy that learning and development happens all year long, in and out of the classroom. When students participate in the YRE program, they benefit from a safe and nurturing environment during holiday breaks and summer months while exploring new interests and participating in enrichment programs. High school students have opportunities to complete summer internships and college and career readiness activities. Learn more about YRE!
Building Life Skills Through College and Career Readiness Program
At Milton Hershey School, we’re committed to preparing students for the next step—whether they choose to enter college, the workplace, or the military following graduation. With a dedicated team of career counselors to guide students through college planning and internships, students have the tools they need to succeed personally and professionally. Learn more!
A Rich Foundation in Visual and Performing Arts
The Visual and Performing Arts department at Milton Hershey School offers your child a wide variety of sequential classes, activities, and performing groups to give students a meaningful foundation in the arts. Students have opportunities to get involved in visual art, dance, drama, and music at the pre-kindergarten through 12th grade level. See what our students are creating in the VPA Department!
Developing Strong Character and Global Understanding
Milton Hershey School’s nationally recognized Character and Leadership Development program, otherwise known as The Compass Project, is designed to help pre-K through 12th grade students discover their values and learn the skills they need to become successful leaders and compassionate, global citizens. Through monthly lessons in and out of the classroom, students learn about respect, diversity, empathy, wellness, and other life skills. Learn more about our transformative leadership program!