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Milton Hershey School

Milton Hershey School is a coeducational private traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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Milton Hershey School says

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, limited resources, and social need. 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.



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Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 1,835
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 11
Kindergarten 26
1 50
2 71
3 77
4 94
5 123
6 141
7 160
8 185
9 250
10 237
11 211
12 199

Milton Hershey School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Milton Hershey School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 10 : 1
Gender 48% Male / 52% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 45%
Multi-racial 12%
Hispanic/Latino 11%
Black or African American 30%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Associations & Memberships

Other school associations

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Questions about Milton Hershey School

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  • Do kids really farm on the campus?


    Milton Hersey is a unique school. Along with a working farm program, students are offered:

    • Four swimming pools
    • An ice-hockey rink
    • An equestrian program
    • A full television studio
    • Free access to Hersheypark
    • Visual and performing arts programs