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Support Tools Library

Resource Library for Parents & Sponsors

As a parent or sponsor of a student at Milton Hershey School, you’ll want to know how your child is doing. Through short, helpful videos, we explain some of the emotions your child may be going through. Plus, we give you a clear picture of the programs they are involved in. All of these support tools library elements will help you learn how to Engage, Equip, and Empower your child.


What It Means to Be a Spartan Sponsor

Even our founder, Milton Hershey, had the support of his family as he started the school. Now it’s your turn to be a support system for your child as they become a Spartan.

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Dealing with Homesickness

There will be times when your child feels homesick and also when you miss your child. Learn how the MHS team supports you both in times of homesickness.

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The Secret to Student Success at MHS

Milton Hershey School parents/sponsors play a vital role in student success from pre-K through 12th grade. Showing support and encouragement along each step of the way makes a big difference for each student’s personal and academic growth.

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One Caring Adult

During their time at MHS, your child will have a special relationship with a caring adult. This person helps them through life’s ups and downs. It may be you, or a teacher, houseparent, or coach.

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Stay Connected

Stay connected with your Spartan while they’re at MHS. Here are some PDF downloads that you can print out and use as a reminder on how to practice the four Sacred Values with your child, even while they are away at school.

Integrity | Positive Spirit | Commitment to Mission | Mutual Respect


The Life Skills Students Learn at MHS

From self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship building, and responsible decision-making, Milts are equipped with these skills that enable them to thrive beyond MHS.

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The Benefits of Year-Round Education

At Milton Hershey School, learning happens year-round. In the Year-Round Experiences program at MHS, students get to explore, learn, and grow through lessons and experiences both on- and off-campus.

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MHS Students Can Be Apprentices

Today at MHS, current students and young graduates have the opportunity to gain real-world experience and earn an income through the MHS Apprenticeship program.

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Comprehensive Dental Services Brighten Smiles

Within the whole child approach at MHS, students receive cost-free medical, dental, and psychological services. From top-notch staff to state-of-the-art facilities, MHS students’ health and wellness are just as important as their education and home life.

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Postsecondary Education Support

Milton Hershey School high school students have the chance to build up scholarship funds for college while they are at MHS. The Continuing Education Scholarship program aims to keep student debt to a minimum.

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Graduate Programs for Success (GPS)

Our GPS team helps Senior Division students navigate their path from MHS to college or the workforce. The plans are based on your child’s unique talents and interests.

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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.