Milton Hershey School

1201 Homestead Ln
Hershey, PA 17033-0170
Tel: (800)322-3248
Grades: PK-12 | 1891 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
Learning Programs Supported limited support
Year Founded 1909

Student Body

Total Students 1891 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 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
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 United States and between the ag

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Hershey Christian School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is All Saints' Christian Child Care (1.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is All Saints' Christian Child Care (1.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hershey
    Grades: PK-2 | 40 students
    1.5 miles
    310 Elm Avenue
    Hershey, PA 17033
    (717)520-0466
    1.5PK-2
    40
  • Hershey
    Hershey KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 46 students
    1.5 miles
    667 Cherry Dr.
    Hershey, PA 17033
    (717)534-1839
    1.5NS-PK
    46
  • Hershey
    Grades: K-9 | 256 students
    1.8 miles
    329 W Areba Ave
    Hershey, PA 17033
    (717)533-2854
    1.8K-9
    256
  • Hershey
    Tender Years
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 31 students
    1.9 miles
    50 E Chocolate Ave
    Hershey, PA 17033
    (717)533-1466
    1.9PK-KG
    31
  • Hummelstown
    Grades: K-12 | 272 students
    2 miles
    1525 Sand Hill Road
    Hummelstown, PA 17036
    (717)533-4900
    2K-12
    272

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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