Learn More About Milton Hershey School
Maximizing the potential of your child with a world-class education
Today, the prekindergarten-12th grade Milton Hershey School is a cost-free, private, coeducational home and school for children from families of low income. Milton S. Hershey, the chocolate pioneer, and his wife Catherine established a trust that completely funds the school to this day, helping Milton Hershey School operate with much more financial stability than most public or private schools experience.
We believe all children deserve the very best education regardless of their financial circumstances, and the chance to reach their top potential.
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Milton Hershey School has a wide-ranging array of programs for students so that they can thrive in and out of the classroom. Here are just a few of the opportunities:
Agricultural & Environmental Education- As part of the Deed of Trust, students learn about these two areas with hands-on experiences (there's a working farm on campus!)
Milton Hershey School has been around for more than 100 years. It began as a dream and vision shared by chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey and his wife, Catherine (Kitty). Unable to have children of their own, Milton and Catherine decided to use their wealth to create a home and a school for orphaned boys called Hershey Industrial School. Milton Hershey School has flourished into a 1,900-student coeducational residential school from low-income families. The school is cost free. Learn more about the vision of Milton and Catherine Hershey here.
The Sacred Values of Milton Hershey School
These values are guiding principles we use to direct all of our interactions and work. They help provide the best possible atmosphere for our students.
We speak openly and honestly and do not gossip.
We show up enthusiastically with a can-do attitude toward work and school.
Commitment to Mission:
We put the school and its mission above our own professional interests.
We actively respect and assume the best in everyone.
We also believe that the best way to encourage you to learn more about the school is to hear straight from our community. Click on the photo gallery below to read testimonials of our staff, students and alumni.
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