A Top-Notch Education and Supportive Community
At Milton Hershey School, the combination of our academic programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and supportive environment equip your child for achievement today and success in the future. From our character and leadership development program to our STEAM curriculum and hands-on learning opportunities, MHS students have the tools and resources to make the most of their education. Learn more about academic programming at MHS!
Celebrating Diversity and Encouraging Respect
At Milton Hershey School, we focus on staying true to Milton and Catherine Hershey’s mission of community and mutual respect. MHS students live and learn in classrooms and homes that celebrate diversity and encourage respect. Students come from different backgrounds, and learn to appreciate each other’s differences to develop lifelong friendships.
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.
Succeeding on the Athletic Field and in the Classroom
Milton Hershey School athletes display school pride and respect for the Spartan mascot by competing with courage, resilience, loyalty and determination. Our athletic programming teaches students to communicate with others, create goals, and stay active. It also teaches students to manage their time and be attentive in class—our athletes must work with coaches to monitor their grades and ensure they are meeting the school’s rigorous athletic eligibility policies. Find out more about the athletic program at MHS!
Preparing for Today’s Workforce with 21st Century Skills
Beginning in fourth grade, Milton Hershey School students are exposed to 11 career pathways through skills-based learning. Throughout middle school, they explore various career concentrations before choosing one career pathway to devote their attention in high school. With specialized classes, hands-on lessons, professional internship experience, and industry-recognized certification opportunities, our Career and Technical Education program prepares students for future careers. Learn more about our renowned program!
Encouraging Creativity and Self-Expression Through the Arts
The Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) department offers your child a wide variety of sequential classes, activities and performing groups in all of the arts. The department offers pre-kindergarten-12th grade instruction in visual art, dance, drama and music, so students can learn the importance of creativity and self-expression. View our full list of visual and performing arts opportunities!