Milton Hershey School

1201 Homestead Ln,
Hershey, PA, 17033-0170
Tel: (800)322-3248
Grades: PK - 12 | 1891 students
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)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
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.: 20%
Students by Grade Milton Hershey School Students 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)
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 Schools:

The nearest high school is Hershey Christian School (2.1 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)
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  • Hershey All Saints' Christian Child Care
    (Episcopal)
    310 Elm Avenue
    Hershey , PA , 17033
    (717)520-0466
    (Episcopal)
    1.5  mi  |  40  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Hershey
    Hershey KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    667 Cherry Drive
    Hershey , PA , 17033
    (717)534-1839
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    1.5  mi  |  46  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Hershey
    St. Joan Of Arc Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    329 W Areba Ave
    Hershey , PA , 17033
    (717)533-2854
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.8  mi  |  256  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Hershey
    Tender Years Inc
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    50 E Chocolate Ave
    Hershey , PA , 17033
    (717)533-1466
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    1.9  mi  |  59  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Hummelstown Hershey Christian School
    (Christian)
    1525 Sand Hill Road
    Hummelstown , PA , 17036
    (717)533-4900
    (Christian)
    2.1  mi  |  272  students  |  Gr.  K-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 22, 2014 - 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

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