Milton Hershey School

1201 Homestead Ln
Hershey, PA 17033-0170
Tel: (800)322-3248
Grades: PK-12 | 2000 students
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Milton Hershey School is a private residential school for children pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who come from a family of low income. It is located in the rural community of Hershey, Pennsylvania. The students live in a home environment with 8-12 other students and experienced houseparents to provide guidance, structure, and support.
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Milton Hershey School is a private residential school for children pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who come from a family of low income. It is located in the rural community of Hershey, Pennsylvania. The students live in a home environment with 8-12 other students and experienced houseparents to provide guidance, structure, and support.
The mission of Milton Hershey School remains true to the ideals upon which it was founded more than 100 years ago: In keeping with Milton and Catherine Hershey's Deed of Trust , Milton Hershey School nurtures and educates children in social and financial need to lead fulfilling and productive lives.
Today, Milton Hershey School is a cost-free, private, coeducational home and school for children from families of low income.
The School is funded by a trust established by Milton S. Hershey and his wife Catherine. Milton Hershey School offers a positive, structured home life year-round and an excellent pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education.
Our vision focuses on building character and providing children with the skills necessary to be successful in all aspects of life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Other school association(s)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1909

Student Body

Total Students 2000 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
55%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Milton Hershey School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 192 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(School-provided clothing)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Milton Hershey School is a cost-free, private, residential boarding school for low-income students. Admission is based on criteria including household income, behavior, and academic potential. Children must be born in the U.S. and between 4-15 years old.

Sports

Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DivingField Hockey,
FootballIce Hockey,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 32 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Athletic Training, Beef Club, Choir, Color Guard, Dairy Goat Club, Dance Club, Drama Club, Environmental Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fitness Classes, Guitar Lessons, Horsemanship, Horticulture Club, Indoor Drum Line, Instrumental Lessons, Jazz Band, Junior Chapel Leaders, Junior Firefighting Club, Marching Band, Model U.N., Orchestra Lessons, Photography, Piano Lessons, Scouting, Sheep Club, Show Choir, Strings Program, Student Government Association, Viva Diversity Club, Voice Lessons, Yearbook Art Club, Beef Club, Choir, Color Guard, Dance Club, Drama Club, Guitar Lessons, Horsemanship, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Model U.N., Photography, Piano Lessons, Scouting, Sheep Club, Show Choir, Voice Lessons, Yearbook, Athletic Training,
Dairy Goat Club,
Environmental Club,
Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
Fitness Classes,
Horticulture Club,
Indoor Drum Line,
Instrumental Lessons,
Junior Chapel Leaders,
Junior Firefighting Club,
Orchestra Lessons,
Strings Program,
Student Government Association,
Viva Diversity Club,
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School Reviews

There are many music, arts, and extracurricular activities here including Concert Band, Jazz Band, String Ensembles( Violin, Viola, Cello, etc.) and guitar lessons. There is also Choir, Gospel Choir, Varsity Choir, and the New Horizons. We also have art and drama classes, and there is an annual play as well.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 07/24/15

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The average private school tuition in Pennsylvania is $7,504 for elementary schools and $14,227 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).