The Sweet Gift that Changed the World
Fun today. Flourish tomorrow.
Your visit to Hersheypark isn’t just a chance to make family memories—it’s a way to make a difference. In 1909, chocolatier Milton S. Hershey famously gave away his fortune to found Milton Hershey School, a top-tier private school located in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Today, MHS offers qualifying students an exceptional education, caring mentors, and one-of-a-kind experiences that set them up for life—with all costs covered. Thank you for joining us in our mission to impact lives.
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It's Time to Dream Big
Milton Hershey School is a private school where qualifying students in pre-K through 12th grade live on campus. MHS encourages students to discover their passions through countless one-of-a-kind experiences. All costs are covered, thanks to the trust left by the Hersheys. MHS offers:
- Top-tier classes and facilities
- Personal guidance from experienced, caring staff
- High-quality medical, dental, and mental health services
A Community with One Mission
Here in Hershey, we’re all family. The Hershey entity partners and the greater Hershey community provide exciting new opportunities for MHS students. Kids can learn beyond the borders of the MHS campus—and with these resources, no dream is too big. This Founders Day, hear what MHS and Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company leadership have to say about the impact we are making together.Read Our Founders Day Message
Where Fun and Purpose Meet
The Core Purpose of HE&R is to help MHS students lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. Did you know every guest who visits Hersheypark or any HE&R property helps give underserved kids a chance? A portion of every Park admission, retail item purchased, or family meal enjoyed gives back to MHS. Fun today helps MHS students flourish tomorrow. See that impact in action here.
The HE&R team honors our mutual founder’s legacy by actively supporting MHS students through:
- Building personal relationships and mentoring
- Offering paid internships to students and recent graduates
- Attending athletic and performing arts events
- Volunteering at campus events
- Offering career-focused programming
See more ways our two organizations work together to honor our shared legacy and prepare students to achieve their dreams.
From learning how to engineer rollercoasters to interacting with professional hockey players and more, HE&R provides unique and exciting opportunities for MHS students to learn by doing.
MHS Tiny House Arrives at Hersheypark Campground
From the classroom to the campground, MHS students got a glimpse into the world of construction and carpentry by building a tiny house with HE&R.
Hershey Bears Inspire MHS Ice Hockey Players
Hershey Bears ice hockey players joined MHS student-athletes for an immersive learning opportunity, filled with shared experiences and career-focused learning.
Hersheypark Coaster Builds Career Exposure
An MHS student home of elementary students learned about the process used to build Hersheypark’s first hybrid coaster, Wildcat’s Revenge.
You’re Invited: Tour Milton Hershey School Online
We are pursuing this mission together. Whether an employee at a beloved Hershey attraction or working in one of many roles offered on the breathtaking MHS campus, we are all committed to educating and supporting students with one-of-a-kind opportunities. Experience campus through an interactive, virtual tour.
The School on the Hill
Hersheypark guests frequently ask, “What is that beautiful building on the hill?” It is Catherine Hall, the MHS middle school located on the northern end of campus. Originally constructed in 1934, Catherine Hall was a junior-senior high school. Today it serves students in fifth through eighth grade. Watch one middle school student’s story.
Explore Inside Catherine Hall
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A Monument to the Hersheys
Built in 1970 as a monument to founders Milton and Catherine Hershey, Founders Hall is iconic to the Hershey skyline. You can catch glimpses of the Founders Hall dome within Hersheypark and at several points across town. Learn more about the building and Milton Hershey School’s rich history at the Virtual Founders Hall Visitors Center.
Explore Inside Founders Hall
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