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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.

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.

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.


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


Compass Project: Social and Emotional Learning

Through the Compass Project, we give your child important skills. They learn self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship building, and responsible decision-making.

Welcome to Middle Division

Your support of your child is critical to their success. Parents and sponsors are encouraged to reach out to MHS leaders and teachers to stay involved.

Middle Division Scholastic Support

Learn how to help your middle school-age child through their academic growth. Keep track of their progress through the Parent Portal and communicate with their teachers.

Middle Division Home Life

Your child’s home life while at MHS will help nurture and educate them, while building independence and character. All of that leads to life-long success.

Middle Division Student Health Services

The health services team at MHS helps your child get connected to medical, dental, social work, and psychological and behavioral support. We also offer nutrition services.


Supporting Your Child's Academic Success

You play an important role in your child’s academic success at MHS. Get important tips on how to show your child support and encouragement along each step of the way.


Year-Round Experiences

Learning happens all year round, not just in the classroom during the school year. The YRE program lets your child explore learning activities during holiday and summer breaks.


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. GPS support continues even after graduation.


Continuing Education Scholarship (CES)

Your child has the chance to build up scholarship funds for college while they are at MHS. The funds are given based on grades and behavior during 9th through 12th grade.


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