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Student Activities

Diverse Activities for All

MHS students are busy both during and after the school day. Our long list of student activities helps educate the whole child. They expose children to a combination of learning and life experiences.

 

What We Offer

For young minds to develop without limits, they need adequate resources. Children thrive when they are pursuing their own interests. We provide something for everyone.

Members of the Milton Hershey School volleyball team carry their gear to practice.

Athletics

Playing sports builds qualities that point to future success, including character, confidence, discipline, time management, and teamwork. MHS athletics are a source of fun and community spirit. Our sports teams are competitive, and our athletic facilities are excellent.

A Milton Hershey School Senior Division visual arts student works on a dragon sculpture.

Arts

The creative spirit must be nourished along with the mind. MHS provides all areas of visual and performing arts activities. Our students learn to love and respect the arts by adding their voices to the mix. All equipment and supplies are provided—including instruments.

Milton Hershey School students and staff pick apples in the orchard as part of the Agricultural and Environmental Education program.

Other Activities

Student Government, scouting, and Model U.N., and other student clubs teach leadership fundamentals. Service clubs build character and purpose. The Agricultural and Environmental Education program exposes children to a new field.

Elementary Division Student Activities

Activities

  • Art Club
  • Band Instrument Lessons
  • Chapel and Religious Programming
  • Character Development
  • Choir
  • Dodgeball
  • Drama
  • Homework Club
  • Math24 Challenge
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Scouting
  • Stage Crew
  • Student Government
  • Swing Dance
  • Tap Dance

Club and Intramural Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field Hockey
  • Flag Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track & Field
  • Wrestling

*offerings vary based on age

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The Compass Project

The Compass Project is our school’s transformative character and leadership development program. It empowers students to challenge themselves in new ways. They are charged to explore their interests and nurture leadership skills. Extracurricular activities reinforce these principles. Through participating, students become more invested in their school experience.

Middle Division Student Activities

Activities

  • After-school Activity Program
  • Agricultural and Environmental Education (AEE) Sampler
  • Art Club
  • Band Instrument Lessons
  • Chapel and Religious Programming
  • Couch to 5K
  • Dance Club
  • Drama Club
  • Fitness
  • Geocaching Club
  • Girls Inspire
  • Golf Club
  • Guitar lessons
  • Hiking
  • Logic and Visual Perception Games
  • Orchestra Instrument Lessons
  • Outdoor Adventure Club
  • Piano Lessons
  • Select Choir
  • Street Hockey
  • Student Government

Interscholastic Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross-Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
    Wrestling

*male/female/co-ed offerings vary
*starting in 7th grade, students compete in PIAA sports against teams from other schools

A Milton Hershey School Spartan basketball player poses with a ball.

Senior Division Activity Participation: By the Numbers

47% – High School Athletics (40% achieved honor roll)
35% – High School Visual and Performing Arts (48% achieved honor roll)
42% – High School Student Government (42% achieved honor roll)

Senior Division Student Activities

Clubs and Activities

  • Art Clubs
  • Athletic Training
  • BAM (group for new students)
  • Band Instrument Lessons
  • Band/Marching Band
  • Beef Club
  • Chapel and Religious Programming
  • Choir/County Chorus
  • Color Guard/Indoor Color Guard
  • Dairy Goat Club
  • Dance Clubs and Classes
  • Drama/Stage Crew
  • Environmental Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Fitness Classes
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Horsemanship
  • Horticulture Club
  • Indoor Drum Line
  • Jazz Band
  • Junior Chapel Leaders
  • Junior Firefighting Club
  • Low Ropes/Teambuilding
  • Model U.N.
  • National Honor Society
  • Off-Campus Worship
  • Orchestra Instrument Lessons
  • Part-Time Employment
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Photography
  • Piano Lessons
  • Sheep Club
  • Show Choir
  • Strings Program
  • Student Government Association
  • Viva Diversity Club
  • Voice Lessons
  • Yearbook

Interscholastic Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross-Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Indoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Milton Hershey School Elementary Division students dressed in their chapel clothes.

Sunday Chapel

Education in the Judeo-Christian faith, the heritage of the school’s founders, is part of the MHS program and includes daily devotions and Sunday Chapel services. Chapel attendance is a requirement for all students and on-duty houseparents.

Read about MHS Religious Programs
Milton Hershey School students enjoy the outdoor pool during summer.

Summer Activities

Milton Hershey School’s campus is open year-round. Many students choose to stay at MHS over the summer and holiday breaks. For these students, we offer the YRE program.

Read More about YRE Programming

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