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Middle Division Academics

Fifth to Eighth Grade

Engaging Students

Our Middle Division academic program focuses on performance and keeping students engaged. We create a positive and supportive setting, as students shift from children to young adults in fifth to eighth grade.

Education Program

The Middle Division academic program gives students the attention they deserve through small class sizes. Our teachers know that every student has limitless learning potential. They help spark students’ imagination with activities beyond the classroom.

The full learning program offers:

  • Reading and math support with hands-on lessons
  • Choice of after-school activities, like sports or creative arts
  • Career exploration through field trips, job shadowing, and guest speakers
  • Health and wellness education—dental care, diet and exercise, positive body image, social skills, and standing up for others

A Look at Middle Division

Get a sneak peek inside Catherine Hall, where fifth- through eighth-grade students learn and play. Plus, learn how parents and sponsors can stay involved with their children at MHS.

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Milton Hershey School Middle Division students use technology in the classroom to build robots.

Top Technology

In Middle Division, smart boards and cameras enhance classroom learning. Students explore internet safety and learn how to use common software and online tools.

Three high school girls carrying books laugh together while walking across the MHS campus.

Beyond Studies

It’s just as important to care for the body and spirit as well as the mind. That’s why our students keep busy after school doing things they love. Activities include sports, arts, student government, and more. MHS provides all equipment at no cost.

Life Lessons

Students live in safe and supportive homes with eight to 12 other children. A married houseparent couple provides care and structure. They also help students build social skills and practice courtesy, respect, fairness, and citizenship.

Hear From Our Students

Even at this age, our students understand the impact of an MHS education. It’s one that gives them permission to dream big.

Caleb, Class of 2028

“For new students coming to MHS, I would say, ‘Be yourself because then you will be able to improve yourself.'”

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Varfee, Class of 2023

“I continue to make new friends and just have a smile on my face every day. I love how supportive everybody is.”

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Explore a Middle Division Classroom

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

Pre-K to Fourth Grade

Preparing for the Future

The MHS Experience

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