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Living and Working in Hershey

The Sweet Life in Hershey Pennsylvania

In addition to making a difference in the lives of our students, working at Milton Hershey School gives you the opportunity to live and work in THE SWEETEST PLACE ON EARTH™.

Learn more about all the sweet reasons to live in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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The Hershey product characters welcome visitors to Hersheypark.

About the Town Built on Chocolate

Surrounded by some of America’s most productive dairy farms, Milton S. Hershey opened the world’s first modern chocolate factory here. He also created the “model town” for employees and their families to have an attractive place to live, work, and play. In the end, he built much more than a factory, school, and town—he built a community that continues to thrive.

A view of the historic Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Welcome to the Neighborhood

To help you feel at home when you arrive in Hershey, we compiled a list of local organizations for you and your family. Check out everything from hospitals and churches to entertainment and restaurants.

An aerial view of the Derry Township School District campus in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Local Schools for Your Children

As an employee, your children will need to attend a school outside of MHS. Many employees send their children to Derry Township and Lower Dauphin school districts. Private schools also are available in the area.

Elementary students on the playground with houseparents

Houseparent Life

Becoming full-time houseparents is a life-changing transition for married couples and their children. Learn more about what to expect as a houseparent and how your new life can change the lives of MHS students.

Explore HouseparentingDownload the Journey Map (PDF)

Helpful Resources

There is a lot to do in central Pennsylvania, especially in Hershey and Harrisburg. These online resources can help you learn more about the area.

Other Hershey Entities

MHS team members are part of an even larger extended “family” of Hershey entities. You’ll find that many of your neighbors in the area work for The Hershey Company, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, The Hershey Trust, and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. In fact, each Hershey organization helps support MHS financially and offers valuable learning and networking opportunities for our students.

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.