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Milton Hershey School: Admissions Data and Information


The School:

  • Acceptance Rate: n/a
  • Location: Hershey, PA
  • Enrollment: 1305
  • School Type: Coeducational, boarding school
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Church Affiliation: Non-sectarian
  • Number of faculty: 70
  • Tuition: None
  • Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 100%
  • Admissions Deadline: Rolling
  • Website: Milton Hershey School

Milton Hershey School was established by Milton and Catherine Hershey in 1909. Mr. Hershey created a trust for the benefit of the school which bears his name. Under the terms of the trust the school enrolls students who meet various admissions criteria. Preference is given to children in the local area where the school is located but students from the rest of Pennsylvania and outside the state may also apply.


Milton Hershey School educates children from age 4 through graduation from high school. It has the skilled, trained and certified faculty to accomplish this mission. The high school division offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum coupled with hands-on training which makes graduates ready for the job market.

In addition high school students earn credits during high school to cover most of their college or trade school expenses.


Milton Hershey School is located in the scenic village of Hershey, Pennsylvania.


Milton Hershey School was established to provide tuition free education to its students. The trust owns 51% of Hershey Chocolate.


There are hardly enough superlatives to describe Milton Hershey school. The depth and breadth of the academic, athletic and extracurricular programs which the school offers its students without cost are simply remarkable. High school students can also earn scholarship credits to help pay for their college or trade school education upon graduation. The Hershey's gift is one which simply keeps on giving. Read what one student says of the school.

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