Building Brighter Futures with a Top-Notch Education
At Milton Hershey School, we believe every child deserves a top-notch education with small class sizes, one-on-one classroom instruction, access to the latest technology, and opportunities to earn scholarships towards continuing education. Your child will feel safe and supported in a nurturing home-like environment with students of similar ages. Learn more about how MHS is building brighter futures.
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.
Teaching 21st Century Skills Through Advanced Technology
To prepare students for life after graduation, Milton Hershey School integrates technology into the curriculum at every grade level. Your child will have access to advanced technology and student-centered learning environments that are rich in problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity. We have nearly 2,700 computers, 800 iPads, Smartboards, 3D printers, and other tools needed to teach 21st century skills. Learn more about technology on the MHS campus.
Using History to Shape the Present and Future of MHS
Milton Hershey School began as a vision shared by chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey and his wife, Catherine (Kitty). Unable to have children of their own, the Hersheys used their wealth to create a home and school for orphaned boys. Now, MHS serves more than 2,000 male and female students. The Department of School History serves the MHS community by preserving the past, capturing the present, and preparing for the future. Read about our fascinating history and see how it shapes students and staff to this day.
Developing Student Character and Leadership with Social and Emotional Learning
Our transformative character and leadership development program builds on Milton Hershey School’s sacred values, which include commitment to mission, integrity, positive spirit and mutual respect. MHS students develop their skills through in-classroom lessons and monthly lessons in the student home. Monthly lessons promote self-discovery, personal responsibility, and growth mindset. See how we’re promoting social and emotional learning campus-wide.
Enriching Activities that Enhance Campus Life
At Milton Hershey School, your child is given the opportunity to excel academically and socially through athletics, the arts and other extra-curricular activities. Students have the ability to create their own experiences to match their educational needs and personal interests. Whether they sing in an ensemble, work with animals through the Agricultural and Environmental Education program, or join the Spartan football team, there are plenty of enriching activities. Learn more about life at MHS.
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.