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Milton Hershey School
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  • Private, Boarding
  • HERSHEY, PA

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade B minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A

About

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$0
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$0
Received Financial Aid
No data available  
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From Milton Hershey School

Milton Hershey School is one of the world’s best private schools, where qualifying students in pre-K through 12th grade live on campus and receive an exceptional educational experience—with all costs covered. Milton and Catherine Hershey founded the school in 1909 with money they earned from the chocolate company. Since then, the lives of more than 11,000 children from qualifying families have been transformed through high-quality education and structured home life.

Under the leadership of President Pete Gurt ’85, MHS continues the work and proud legacy of our founders. Our employees lead by example, serving our students while enjoying careers worth every minute — and we are always searching for committed and qualified people to join our MHS community. We continue to grow and serve more children in need with a clear focus to continually enhance and expand upon the programs, resources, and services we offer so students can be their greatest selves.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
No data available  
Average SAT
1100
286 responses
Average ACT
26
14 responses

Visual and Performing Arts at MHS

academic spotlight

The Milton Hershey School Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) program impacts students as they learn and grow. All students in pre-K through 12th grade participate in VPA. They have access to classes, activities, and performing groups. They can take advantage of a wealth of expert instruction through our staff. MHS even covers the cost of instruments, equipment, and lessons!

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 16 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
  • Homecoming Game
    20%
  • Cocoa Bean
    16%
  • Student Home Vacations
    16%
  • Graduation
    13%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Senior Nights
    8%
  • Christmas at the school
    6%

Boarding

Students Boarding
100%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
No data available  
International Boarding Students
0%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,020
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 20 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$0
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
4 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
No data available  
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    No data available  

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 23 responses
Poll
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 23 responses
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 23 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 11 responses

Milton Hershey School Reviews

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