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Success Starts Here

As a parent or caregiver, you want what is best for the children in your life. For working-class families struggling to make ends meet, the education and life experiences at Milton Hershey School offer an increased opportunity for future success.

Even during the global COVID-19 pandemic, MHS has remained open. We continue to provide our students with the safe and nurturing homes, and top-notch, in-person learning we have since 1909. And, we continue to enroll new students who may benefit from MHS year round.

Apply today or continue reading to learn more.

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Getting Started

The most rewarding opportunities come through boldness, bravery, and trying something new. Take a close look at the criteria for admissions and the application process. It will help you decide if MHS is the right fit as you consider a change.

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Tools to Help You Decide

There are many ways to help you make the decision to send your child to MHS. Attend a Virtual Open House. Request and review printed materials. Or, speak directly with the MHS admissions counselor who works with families living in your area. We can’t wait to connect with you!

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Take the Next Step

If you think your child will thrive at MHS, we invite you to apply for admission. We enroll students year round.

More Questions?

Check out the answers to our most frequently asked questions.


Meet Our Admissions Counselors

MHS has a full team of admissions counselors. This group supports prospective students during the MHS admissions journey. They are assigned based on where a student lives.

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Parent and Sponsor Resources

Even while your child is away at MHS, you will always stay connected. And we offer support resources to guide you both through the transition.

Contact Us

We’re happy to help you learn more about MHS and how your child can benefit from an education here.

Reach Out Text Us (717-647-5050)
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Partnering to Change Lives

Professional referrals open doors for students that may otherwise be closed. If you are a school counselor or social services professional, learn how you can extend your impact by partnering with MHS. We offer a wealth of resources to help you help those most in need.

Information for School Professionals
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Inspired by Milton Hershey School

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning is a subsidiary of Milton Hershey School. CHS provides a cost-free educational, social, and cognitive day program to children of lower income from birth to age 5. Its Early Childhood Resource Centers are located in Pennsylvania.

CHS was inspired by MHS and is operated independently of the MHS core model.

Sharing the Spartan 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.