Building Strong Character and Leadership through Social and Emotional Learning
To position students for lifelong success, Milton Hershey School has developed a comprehensive social and emotional learning (SEL) program. SEL lessons take place in the classroom and the student home, and promote character and leadership development. Through self-reflection, self esteem development, and goal-setting exercises, students learn to act with social intelligence and maintain a growth mindset. Learn more about how we’re shaping future leaders through social and emotional learning.
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.
A Safe and Supportive Environment to Live and Learn
Whether your child enjoys sports, the arts, agriculture and environmental education, or academic clubs, Milton Hershey School provides students with opportunities to develop academic knowledge and life skills for future success. Students have every opportunity to excel academically and socially, building lifelong relationships and a broad range of interests. Learn more about what life is like at MHS.
Honoring Distinguished Alumni with Induction into Spartan Hall of Fame
Graduates of Milton Hershey School who made their mark in the areas of athletics and visual and performing arts were inducted into the Spartan Hall of Fame at a special ceremony during Homecoming weekend. Nine alumni and one athletic team were presented special trophies, which celebrated their achievements, dedication to the school and outstanding commitment to excellence. Read more about the induction ceremony.
Milton Hershey's Deep Connection to Lancaster, PA
Many people know that Milton Hershey was born in what is now the town of Hershey on September 13, 1857. But he actually spent many of his formative years on a farm in Bart Township, Lancaster County. In 1872, Milton began a four-year apprenticeship with Lancaster confectioner Joseph R. Royer where he first learned the art of candy-making. During his 29 years in Lancaster, he also learned the value of hard work and built many professional business relationships. Learn more about Mr. Hershey’s connection to Lancaster by reading our historical Milt Memories blog.
Enrolling and Transitioning Students to Milton Hershey School
Over 2,000 students are enrolled at Milton Hershey School, and that number is expected to grow to 2,300 by 2020. To ensure every child receives a top-notch education in a safe and nurturing environment, the MHS Family Relations team offers resources and support to help the enrollment process go smoothly for families. Learn more about what to expect when enrolling your child at Milton Hershey School.
Milton Hershey School Releases Annual Report
Milton Hershey School is pleased to present its 2015 annual report of our students success. Sections include current information about the school including enrollment figures, academic growth and alumni achievements.