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From Here to Anywhere

Here is full of opportunities at every turn. The opportunity to learn lessons in a classroom and skills for daily life. The opportunity to play in the band, take up ballet, or join the soccer team. The opportunity to approach graduation with confidence and a plan. Most importantly, the opportunity to simply be a kid.

Welcome to MHS

Milton Hershey School is a top-tier private school for qualifying students in pre-K through 12th grade. Based on the Deed of Trust left by Milton and Catherine Hershey, the school covers all costs to this day for all students who attend.

We enroll students from across the United States. Many come from right here in Dauphin, Lebanon, and Lancaster counties and even more stay nearby after graduation, making positive contributions to our community.

Could your child, or a child you know, benefit from the opportunities of MHS?

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Take a deeper look at the enrollment process and know we’re here to help at every step along the way.

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Navigate through our scenic campus, situated on 7,000 acres in Dauphin County.

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All Costs Covered for All MHS Students

Milton Hershey left his fortune to children who deserved a chance at a brighter future. Over 100 years later, Mr. Hershey couldn’t imagine what “all costs” would come to include, but his foresight has ensured that MHS continues to offer life-changing opportunities.

All costs include:

  • Tuition and housing (with 24/7 security)
  • Healthy meals and snacks
  • School and casual clothing
  • School supplies and computers
  • Medical and dental care, including glasses and medications
  • Counseling services
  • Tutoring and personal academic assistance
  • All field trips, activities, and equipment (sports and instruments)

Admitted students must meet qualifications related to family income, capacity to learn with MHS academic programming, and willingness and ability to meet behavioral expectations.

Fast Facts: Discover MHS

From a caring home life led by committed houseparents to unmatched career and technical education, MHS offers every student the opportunity to find a future of fulfillment and purpose. Get a snapshot of what MHS is all about.

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Academics and Extracurriculars

MHS consists of three divisions. Each one is structured to emphasize the specific needs of the ages it serves.

  • Elementary Division: Pre-K through Fourth Grade
  • Middle Division: Fifth through Eighth Grade
  • Senior Division: Ninth through 12th Grade

MHS offers experiences that help young people pursue their passions and grow.

  • We offer sports, arts, leadership development, and so much more.
  • Everything students need to participate is provided by the school.

Home Life: A Tradition of Care & Belonging

All students are cared for in a loving, family-like environment with a group of peers of the same gender and of a similar age.

  • MHS has over 180+ student homes, each with eight to 12 students, led by 450+ houseparents.
  • Seniors live together in 10 Transitional Living apartment-style buildings to prepare them for independent living after graduation. Professional TL staff provide oversight and mentorship.
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Preparing Students for Success

Whatever they do after graduation, MHS students are prepared to lead successful lives.

  • Four out of five students generally plan to pursue some type of postsecondary education.
  • MHS students can accrue up to $95,000 in scholarships for college or career education. Strong academic performance and good citizenship are the basis.

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Ready to learn more about MHS, but not sure where to start? Fill out a contact form to be contacted by a regional admissions recruiter or call/text our Admissions Office at 800-322-3248.

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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.