Admissions

The power to build an exceptional life begins with an excellent education

Milton Hershey School has dedicated its resources to maximizing the potential of children in financial need, providing every imaginable resource along with a premier education, highly trained staff and world-class facilities.

“MHS has taught me how to find motivation within myself. With the right amount of support, I can do anything I want in life.” — Naseim, junior at MHS. 

We believe that 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.

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Imagine a school community where children receive:

  • A high-quality education with individualized attention.
  • Small class sizes.
  • Hands-on learning opportunities.
  • Technology-driven classes.
  • Tutoring and homework assistance.
  • Access to state-of-the-art athletic, recreational and arts facilities
  • A nurturing, family-like student home.
  • After-school activities guided by professionals.
  • Medical and dental care.
  • Assistance with college funding after graduation.
  • AP classes and opportunities to earn college credits while still in high school.

All of these things come at no cost to the children’s families. That’s what Milton Hershey School is all about – partnering with families to bring out the best in their child while giving them the necessary life skills to lead a productive, successful future.

“MHS has helped guide me into a first-generation college student with aspirations that shoot way past the sky. I have broken the cycle in my family of working solely for the purpose of just getting by. MHS allowed for that to happen ever since I stepped foot on campus. This school is a blessing, and it has changed my life.” — Vinnie, senior at MHS.

A Brighter Future Begins Here

MHS is one of the best private schools in the nation.  Students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade get a wonderful learning experience where they live, learn, work and have fun in a safe, beautiful campus environment with supportive, caring adults. Our test scores exceed state averages, with students graduating with career-related certifications and many with college scholarships. Our facilities are contemporary, and our students have access to drama, sports, music and other extracurricular activities to enrich their experience.

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“MHS has taught me to take advantage of every opportunity such as going to Europe and taking part in off-campus events. I’ve also met the best people on the planet including the Orsheskys, my houseparents. I have come to love them very much, and the school has taught me that anyone can be your family — you just have to let them.” — Samson, junior at MHS.

How does the residential aspect work?

The students live in a home environment with 8-12 other students of the same age group and gender and experienced houseparents who provide guidance, structure and support. Children are enrolled at the School year-round, and may travel home for holidays, family activities and summer vacation.

How do I apply?

If you believe your child is a good fit for admission into Milton Hershey School, complete the application and mail it to us or fill out the online version. Please sign the school form and give it to your child’s teacher or guidance counselor. You will hear from our Admissions department after we receive the application and school form.

How can I learn more about admissions?

Learn more about the  admissions considerations  and the factors that may affect which applicants are selected for interview and admission.

Request more information about MHS.

“MHS has taught me how to interact well with adults and to always work hard for what I want in life.” — Brianna, junior at MHS. 

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In accordance with the Milton Hershey School’s Equal Opportunity Policy, the School admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed, disability, or any other status protected under applicable federal or Pennsylvania law, to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

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