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A Life-Changing Education for Motivated Teens

Discover Milton Hershey School

Are you looking to open more doors for yourself? At MHS, students are given every opportunity to unlock their full potential. Top-notch education programs are paired with a supportive and stable home environment. This robust MHS experience encourages students to become their greatest selves.

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A Milton Hershey School student works on a computer as part of the school's Computer Science Career and Technical Education pathway.

Top-Notch Education

At MHS, teens thrive in a hands-on learning environment with small class sizes and staff who are experts in their fields. 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 opportunities, build self-esteem, and benefit from hands-on lessons that reinforce classroom learning—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 award-winning Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. From culinary arts and health science to graphic communications and automotive technology, teens can choose from one of 12 career pathways. With hands-on learning, internship opportunities, and more than 90 industry-recognized certification offerings, students gain experience in the workforce before graduation.

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Beyond MHS

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 2020, 77 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.

A Supportive Community

MHS teens live in student homes with a married houseparent couple and approximately eight to 12 students of the same gender. The student home environment provides students with the stability, support, and acceptance they need to succeed.

Milton Hershey School seniors and Transitional Living staff meet in an office.

Preparing You for Life

When MHS students reach their senior year, they benefit from a unique residential program called Transitional Living (TL). Students live with their peers in apartment-style complexes where they build independence and learn how to make practical decisions.

Student Activities

Whether they’re interested in sports, art, student government, or community service, Milton Hershey School teens have opportunities to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

A Milton Hershey School Spartan basketball player heads to the net in the Spartan Center Gym.


Through our athletics program, students learn so much more than just how to play a certain sport.

Rock Painting Class

Visual and Performing Arts

VPA offers all students instruction and activities in visual art, dance, drama, and music.

Milton Hershey School students review work on a laptop.

Other Activities

Student Government Association, Model U.N., and other student clubs teach leadership fundamentals.

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Learn More

We’re happy to help you learn more about MHS and how you can benefit from an education here.

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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.