Milton Hershey School
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Milton Hershey School (Pennsylvania)
Milton Hershey School is a private coed school in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Hershey is a rural area in Dauphin County, where you will find 43 other private schools. Unlike most schools, however, Milton Hershey School offers students room and board. In terms of religious orientation, Milton Hershey School is a nonsectarian school.
The Milton Hershey School is also the largest boarding school in the country. The school is attended by nearly 2,000 students, of various backgrounds, in grades PK-12. The school was founded in 1909 by Milton Hershey (founder of Hershey Chocolate Company) and his wife, Catherine.
Being admitted to the school is dependent on several different factors, although: age, social need, potential to learn, financial need, and geographic location may impact preference most. Students that reside within the state are given preference, but distance is not a deal-breaker.
The school has a program called the Springboard Academy. The program is meant to help middle-school aged children transition to the main program.Â The school has a variety of extracurricular activities, from work-based learning to sports to visual/performing arts.Â Notable people who attended the school include Trymaine Lee, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Garry Gilliam, an offensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks.
Associations & Organizations
- National Association of Independent Schools
- State/Regional Independent School Association
- The Association of Boarding Schools
- Other School Associations
Students by Gender 2011-2012
Students by Grade (2011-2012)
Teachers on Staff(2011-2012)
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