1201 Homestead Lane
Hershey, PA 17033
Milton Hershey School® offers a top-notch education, state-of-the-art facilities, advanced technology and a wide array of activities to children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade from families of low income.
This cost-free, private, coeducational school in Hershey, PA is funded by a trust established by Milton and Catherine Hershey.
The school provides a positive, structured home life year-round and an excellent education, focusing on the whole child.
Our vision centers on high-quality academics, college preparation, career readiness and providing children with the skills necessary to be successful in all aspects of life.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) Pre-K-12
  • Students: 2189 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Milton Hershey School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
Pre-K-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1909
1907
Campus Size
7000 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
2189 students
300 students
% Students Boarding
100%
70%
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
10
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
n/a
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$32,995
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
-
Yes

School Notes

  • In 1909, Milton Hershey School began as a dream and vision by the famous chocolate maker Milton S. Hershey and his wife, Catherine.Today, MHS thrives as a cost-free, private, coeducational home and school for more than 2,000 students from families of lower income. Students receive an excellent pre-K through 12th-grade education, nurturing home life year-round, college and career readiness support, and comprehensive health and wellness care, including medical and dental care, food, and clothing.Under the leadership of President Pete Gurt ’85, MHS continues the work and proud legacy of our founders. Our employees lead by example, serving our students while enjoying careers worth every minute — and we are always searching for committed and qualified people to join our MHS community. We continue to grow and serve more children in need with a clear focus to continually enhance and expand upon the programs, resources, and services we offer so students can be their greatest selves.
  • Milton Hershey School accreditations: Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS), Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) Pre-K-12
  • Students: 2189 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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