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Elementary Division Academics

Pre-K to Fourth Grade

A Strong Start

From the start, Milton Hershey School gives children a strong foundation in both education and life. In pre-K through fourth grade, elementary students begin building the values, skills, and knowledge to lead them through life.

Education Program

While challenging, our learning program prepares students for the future. Everyone takes classes in math, reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Small classes give our youngest students the one-on-one attention they deserve. Students always have the support of their teachers and houseparents.

The full program includes:

  • Passionate teachers with experience and advanced degrees
  • Small class sizes of just 12 students per classroom
  • Lessons that combine learning with technology
  • Progress reports to review areas of strength and improvement
  • Academic help, such as tutoring, when needed

Building Successful Futures

MHS teachers encourage students to be creative with hands-on projects that push them to succeed. Students work together in groups and build relationships beyond the classroom.

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Read about Student Character & Leadership
Milton Hershey School Elementary Division student painting a jellyfish.

Beyond the Classroom

Each day, students take part in fun activities to build confidence and social skills. From music and art to sports and scouts, our students begin to discover their passions. MHS provides all equipment.

Read about Student Activities
Milton Hershey School Elementary Division students and houseparents outside their student home.

Home Life Lessons

Learning doesn’t stop outside the classroom. Living with other students and houseparents in a student home builds teamwork and respect. Following a schedule and helping with chores builds responsibility and maturity.

A Look Inside Elementary Division Life

Advice from Students

Elementary school students explain what they enjoy the most about attending Milton Hershey School.

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Kids Being Kids

MHS students are given every opportunity to unlock their full potential at no cost to their families.

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Explore an Elementary Division Classroom

Drag to see a 360-degree view of the Milton Hershey School Elementary Division. Then, click to engage with interactive content.

Fifth to Eighth Grade

Preparing for the Future

The MHS Experience

Milton Hershey School does not discriminate in admissions or other programs and services on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed or disability. Read important MHS policies on equal opportunity and diversity, equal employment opportunity, and more.