Building Brighter Futures with a Top-Notch Education
At Milton Hershey School, we believe the power to build an exceptional life begins with an excellent education. Your child will learn in small classes with individualized support, access to the latest technology, and hands-on learning opportunities. Your child can succeed in sports, make beautiful music, excel in the arts, and further his or her education after high school graduation by earning scholarships. Learn more about how we’re building brighter futures for children in pre-k through 12th grade.
Enhancing the Learning Experience with Advanced Technology
In an ongoing effort to ensure students are ready for life after graduation, Milton Hershey School has integrated more technology into the curriculum to engage students, expand their learning, and teach 21st-century skills necessary for postgraduate success. We have nearly 2,700 computers in classrooms, labs, libraries and student homes—along with a dedicated IT department that makes sure students have access to updated technology and software. Learn more about the advanced technology available to MHS students.
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.
A Supportive Environment for Academic Excellence
At Milton Hershey School, we believe every child deserves the absolute best teachers, facilities and academic programs—regardless of a family’s income. With a comprehensive STEAM curriculum, access to the latest technology, and small class sizes, MHS students have the tools and support they need to achieve success. Learn more about the academic programs at MHS.
Developing Life Skills in a Safe and Supportive Environment
At Milton Hershey School, one of our goals is to provide students with opportunities to develop academic knowledge and life skills for future success. MHS students are given the opportunity to excel academically and socially through athletics, the arts and other extra-curricular activities. All students have the ability to create their own experiences at the school to fit their educational and social needs. See what life is like at MHS!
Make a Difference with a Life-Changing Career
At Milton Hershey School, our employees bring diverse skills and experiences to the school community. The common thread we share is our commitment to the school’s mission—we go the extra mile to provide students with the support they need to reach their full potential. From our teachers and houseparents to our groundskeepers and maintenance workers, every employee has the power to make a difference for our students. View a list of current job openings.