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A Tradition of Excellence

Milton Hershey School has a long tradition of developing student athletes who succeed both in the classroom and on the field, court, or pool. To do this, student athletes learn to manage their time within our top-notch athletics program.

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All Champions Start Somewhere

Milton Hershey School student athletes know what it means to be a Spartan. Whether they participate in competitive or intramural athletics, our students display school pride. They show respect for the Spartan mascot by competing with courage, resilience, loyalty, and determination.

Students learn that academics and sports are intertwined, and their teachers, houseparents, and coaches work together to help them balance priorities. MHS coaches do promote the mindset that students are students first and athletes second.

MHS Spartan athletes are provided with all the tools to succeed. They have access to highly trained coaches and staff. They practice and compete at world-class facilities. And, their health and wellness benefits from these offerings.

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Milton Hershey School athletics girls' field hockey team

Strength of Character

Through our athletics program, students learn so much more than just how to play a certain sport. Sports participation helps MHS students collaborate with their peers and work toward a common goal. Through this, they build strong character and leadership skills. Learning about defeat is a valuable lesson, as well.

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MHS Athletic Facilities

MHS sports facilities are second-to-none. Students are able to take advantage of:

  • 7,000-seat football stadium
  • Outdoor all-weather track
  • Eight lighted tennis courts
  • Two indoor swimming pools
  • Ice skating rink
  • Field hockey and soccer fields
  • Baseball/softball diamonds
  • Three gymnasiums
  • Spartan Center sports complex that includes basketball courts, strength training, aerobic rooms, and an indoor track

Competitive Athletics 

MHS offers varsity and JV teams for 13 sports. More than 600 students participate annually. Our program has produced many championship seasons ending with state and district titles.

Spartan teams compete in the Mid-Penn Capital Conference. We match up against public and private schools in several sports.

Milton Hershey School football team during Cocoa Bean Game


  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Boys’ Soccer
  • Girls’ Soccer
  • Girls’ Volleyball
Milton Hershey School swimming team


  • Boys’ Basketball
  • Girls’ Basketball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Indoor Track
  • Swimming/Diving
  • Cheerleading
  • Wrestling
Milton Hershey School athletics baseball team on field


  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Track & Field

Explore the Spartan Gym

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

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Milton Hershey School athletics volleyball team after practice

Livestream Coverage

MHS often highlights home athletic events throughout the year with free livestreams through NFHS Network online. By viewing a live broadcast, you can continue to cheer on the Spartans from anywhere in the world with internet or cellular service. Please note, not all games include live commentary, and playoff games are sometimes livestreamed through a different system.

Visit NFHS Network and click “Sign in to Watch.” Enter your email address and password, and click “Log In.”

View a Live Event
Download the Mobile App (Apple)
Get it on Google Play

How to Create a Livestream Account

You will need to create an account to watch games. It is free. Visit NFHS Network, enter your information, and click “Continue.” Once you have an account, you can watch any livestreamed Spartan sports.

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Milton Hershey School athletics girls' field hockey team

Intramural and Recreational Sports

Children participate in intramural team sports in the Elementary and Middle Divisions. Sports offered include:

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Field Hockey
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Track & Field

The ultimate goal of the program is to give students a positive, constructive, and safe environment to have fun. We seek to help them develop student leadership and sportsmanship. Students also have many other activities to choose from as well, including access to playgrounds and fishing ponds.

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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.