Milton Hershey School

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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 OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1909

Student Body

Total Students2029 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
56%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeMilton Hershey School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers192 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School-provided clothing)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesMilton 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 Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, 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.Club or Organization:
Beef Club, Dairy Goat Club, Environmental Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Horsemanship, Horticulture Club, Junior Chapel Leaders, Junior Firefighting Club, Model U.N., Photography, Scouting, Sheep Club, Student Government Association, Viva Diversity Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Choir, Color Guard, Dance Club, Drama Club, Guitar Lessons, Indoor Drum Line, Instrumental Lessons, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Orchestra Lessons, Piano Lessons, Show Choir, Strings Program, Voice Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Athletic Training, Fitness Classes
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School Reviews

5  7/24/2015
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.
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