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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.

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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.

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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.

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Beyond 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Explore a Transitional Living Student Apartment

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Student Activities

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.

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

Tyler McMasters and students in VPA dance class 2019.

Visual and Performing Arts

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

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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.