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Guardians or Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Partnering for Successful Futures

There are more than three million grandparents or guardians raising children in the United States today. The daily task of this can cause stress and strain. Milton Hershey School can help you. Learn more or submit your child’s application for admission. We accept students year round.

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Exceptional Education Experience

MHS is a private school where students from pre-K through 12th grade live on campus located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. MHS allows children to explore their individual interests to the fullest and form a strong foundation of fundamental life skills on which to thrive—with all costs covered. We offer qualifying children:

  • Top-tier classes and facilities
  • Personal guidance from experienced, caring staff
  • High-quality medical, dental, and mental health services

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How to Talk About MHS

Making the choice to enroll a student at MHS is hard. Some families tell us they don’t know what to say to the important people in their lives. We are here to help. Download our “How to Talk about MHS” flyer for guardians, or contact our admissions recruiters for additional resources.

Grandparents Find Peace in MHS Community

Bob and Kelly Dunaway became parents/sponsors at MHS when their grandson enrolled in Kindergarten.

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Grandparents/guardians make a short-term sacrifice for the long-term benefit of their child.

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Building a Home Together

MHS students live in student homes with eight to 12 students of the same age and gender overseen by a full-time married couple. Houseparents partner with grandparents/guardians to teach students life skills that help build character and develop critical thinking skills. Working together, with our resources and your support, we can give your child a caring home life experience.

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Meet Our Team

MHS has a full team of regional admissions recruiters to help grandparents or guardians raising children. This group supports prospective students during the MHS admissions journey. They are assigned based on where a student lives.

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Guardian Support Resources

We know that keeping guardians involved is essential to a child’s success at MHS. While your grandchild lives on campus, you will always be connected to the community. We offer support resources to guide you both through this experience together.

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

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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.