Residential School for Teens | A Life-Changing Opportunity for Motivated Teens
Discover Milton Hershey School
Are you looking to open more doors for a teen in your life? At MHS, students explore their individual interests, develop critical thinking skills, and form a strong foundation of fundamental life skills on which to thrive. Top-tier classes and facilities are paired with personal guidance from experienced, caring staff. This robust MHS experience encourages students to explore their passions with all costs covered.
MHS Teens Offer Campus Tour
Build a Strong Foundation
At MHS, teens have countless opportunities, both on campus and off, to gain real-world skills to succeed. With high-quality instruction in the arts, cutting-edge science labs, and professional-grade athletic facilities, students are set up for success with the resources to thrive.
With a 1:1 learning technology environment—which includes MacBooks, iPads, Smartboards, 3D printers, and more—every teen has their own device to help them succeed.
Tools to Help You Thrive
Throughout middle school, students gain leadership skills, build self-esteem, and benefit from hands-on lessons that reinforce discovery—including career education opportunities such as field trips, job shadowing, and guest speakers.
In high school, MHS teens can enroll in specialized classes through the school’s Career and Technical Education program. From culinary arts and health science to graphic communications and automotive technology, teens can choose from one of 12 career pathways. With internship opportunities, pre-apprenticeships, and more than 90 certification offerings, students gain experience in the workforce before graduation.
MHS teens work with dedicated college and career counselors to develop a graduation plan that leads to career success. MHS students benefit from comprehensive resources and support, both before and after graduation.
Preparing for College or Career
MHS students have the opportunity while attending to accrue scholarships for continuing education after MHS. In the Class of 2022, 83 percent of MHS graduates enrolled in a two- or four-year college or technical school.
If a student is interested in entering the workforce or military after graduation, MHS provides industry-specific career development resources, including helping students prepare for job interviews, create resumes, and network with local professionals.
Preparing You for Life
When MHS students reach their senior year, they benefit from a unique residential program called Transitional Living. Students live with their peers in apartment-style complexes where they build independence and learn how to make practical decisions.
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Whether they’re interested in sports, art, student government, or community service, MHS teens have opportunities to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Living on campus allows teens to pursue their interests and passions outside of the school day.
Through our athletics program, students learn so much more than just how to play a certain sport.
Visual and Performing Arts
VPA offers all students instruction and activities in visual art, dance, drama, and music.
Student Government Association, Model U.N., and other student clubs teach leadership fundamentals.