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Milton Hershey School
  • Private, Boarding
  • HERSHEY, PA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

As a life-sustaining organization, MHS never closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We continued to serve our students during a time when they truly needed us most. Our approach to the school year was developed using federal and state guidelines, CDC considerations, and MHS-established health and safety protocols to keep our campus a safe, nurturing, and healthy place. Learn More

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade B minus
  4. College Prep
    grade B
  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)
No data available  
Received Financial Aid
No data available  
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From Milton Hershey School

In 1909, Milton Hershey School began as a dream and vision by the famous chocolate maker Milton S. Hershey and his wife, Catherine.

Today, MHS thrives as a cost-free, private, coeducational home and school for more than 2,000 students from families of lower income. Students receive an excellent pre-K through 12th-grade education, nurturing home life year-round, college and career readiness support, and comprehensive health and wellness care, including medical and dental care, food, and clothing.

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
1090
239 responses
Average ACT
26
13 responses

Career and Technical Education at MHS

Milton Hershey School’s award-winning Career and Technical Education program, with its 12 career pathways, prepares students to graduate both college and career ready by combining tailor-made instruction and hands-on learning with the ability to gain industry-recognized certifications and real-life experience through internships, co-ops, and apprenticeships.

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 59 responses
  • Homecoming Game
    20%
  • Student Home Vacations
    15%
  • Cocoa Bean
    14%
  • Graduation
    14%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Senior Nights
    8%
  • Christmas at the school
    7%

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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
2,189
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 17 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
No data available  
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
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
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 20 responses
Poll
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 20 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 20 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  
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 8 responses

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