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Parents & Sponsors

Spartan Family Network

Milton Hershey School is more than just a school—it is a family. Now that you and your child are joining the Spartan Family Network, it’s time to prepare for the school year ahead. During your transition, we work hard to build meaningful relationships with you and your child. We want to make the change from life at home to a new home at MHS as smooth as possible. As your child settles in, we work to keep you both connected because you will always be an important part of their success.

Milton Hershey School parents/sponsors at Fall Family Weekend

Parent Portal

Now it’s time to revisit the Parent Portal. You received your username and password on Enrollment Day—email us if you need help remembering them. The Parent Portal is where you’ll get an inside look at your child’s school grades, activities, and home life. Be sure to keep your contact information up-to-date to continue receiving school communication.

The portal also has a smartphone app to help you stay connected when you’re on the go.

Parent/sponsor with child at family weekend events.

Visiting Your Child

Visits help you keep an active relationship with your child. They also show your child that you are committed to their education and success at MHS.

Review Visitation PolicyTake a Virtual Campus Tour

Support Resources

Our students can’t succeed without your support. So we give you all the support you need. That includes helpful videos and an invitation to join the Spartan Family Network.

Family Relations Team

The MHS Family Relations team helps parents and sponsors build a supportive relationship with the school. If you have a question about your child’s education or home life at MHS, please reach out to our team.

Main phone number (call/text): 717-283-2555

Jay Garvey

Family Relations & New Student Transitions Manager

Email Jay

Sarah Pearson

Family Relations & New Student Transitions Counselor

Email Sarah

Alyssa Hostetter

Family Relations & New Student Transitions Counselor

Email Alyssa

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Staying Connected to Your Student

Parents/sponsors are encouraged to stay connected with their student while on campus. For many families, the easiest way to do this is through the student home. Stay in touch with your student’s houseparents to learn about ways you can be involved in student home life.

Explore a Student Home

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

Tools to Stay Informed

Emergency Alerts

Parents get access to voice and email alerts through our emergency system.

Weekly Email

The Network email keeps you informed of campus activities.

Parent Blog

Get tips to help you cope while your child is away at school.


We know you have lots of questions. We have the answers.

Bus Tickets

Pre-order tickets for your child to take a charter bus home for breaks and holidays.

Live Stream Coverage

MHS shares free live streams of MHS athletics through NFHS Network online.

Hotels Near Campus

You may want to stay in a hotel when you visit your child on campus.


You’re invited to attend events on campus, watch important events live online, or join us at a Spartan Family Network event near you.

Social Media

Follow MHS on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for stories, photos, and videos.

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.