Not a very positive learning experience. We regret it for the value vs. the money we spent.
I am a former student of Milton Hershey School. I attended the school for nine years until i was terminated during the spring of my eighth grade year. The reason of my termination was because i was hospitalized in a Mental Hospital. I was hospitalized for self-injurying and suicidal idealation. The school did not give me a chance to get situated on medication. They instead kicked me out. I was then sent back home to a unstable household, which was one of the leading causes of my depression. This is a school who prides itself for helping children in need. But where were they when i needed help the most? They were filling out papers to get rid of me. After i got out of the hospital i attended therepy and was situated on medication. I then reapplied to the school who turned down my application. I attended that school for the majority of my life and they turned me down because of a mental illness. This school only cares about their outward appearence.
I attended MHS for five years and graduated in 2000. This school gave me opportunities that I would never have experienced if I stayed at home. The academics were challenging and the community was so supportive. The friendships that I developed will last a lifetime. I truly appreciate everything that MHS did for me; I don't think that I could have been as successful as I am without the school.
Milton Hershey is a very good school with a good academic currculum. The only thing I realy wish is that they would make it more accessible for parents who, like myself do not drive. This makes it very difficult to visit with your child or to even attend parent meetings.
this is an amazing school. i've been there. its sooooooo beautiful. I LOVE IT!!!<3
This school is well worth all the dedication it takes to get a child in. I worked almost 2 years on getting my niece into school @ MHS and I am so very glad. She is happy and very well cared for there. It is a very nurturing environment and the programs offered are all top notch. You should be quite happy with this school.
My son attends 6th grade at Milton Hershey, I cannot voice enough good about the teachers and the staff there. Everyone works very well together. The school provides a great atmosphere for the students, a super education and a stable, controlled, structure that promotes success for the students. It is an excellent school! As with any school like this the rules are strict and the structure can be difficult to deal with at times but it is for the good of the student that it is this way and the support from the school and the house parents to work things through is phenomenal.
This school offers great art and extracurricular activites, but it limits the childeren from having a normal teenage life
MHS is a phenomenal school. My son has been a student for 5 years, and I cannot emphasize enough the commitment to student success in all developmental areas that MHS exhibits. If you are seeking a stable, balanced environment for your child, that will enable them to become a compassionate and caring adult, with a solid education, this is a school to consider.
I totally agree with all the other reviews. I have two children enrolled in MHS since oct. 2002. They do get a lil homesick, because we are in Batlimore. But we visit them as much as possible and every break when they have weekend they both come home. I can not say enough positive things about MHS staff, the students the atmosphere, the overall environment is the best. I know and the children no that they could not be in a bette place. My only regrets is that more children I have not been able to get my son in!
My two children have recently started in this school, the 7 yr old loves being with his friends & is doing very well, the 5 yr old is missing her parents but is still cheerful and having fun at school. I am having a hard adjustment period but feel the opportunities offered by this school are too good to pass up. I pick them up on the weekends and we all have family time. They call each other & have play dates. The student homes are in the same neighborhood and the houseparents work to make sure they can call and visit as much as possible. They have milked goats, gone to Hershey park & football games. Their classes are 9 & 11 students so they get plenty of individual attention. I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity for my children to achieve any dream they have.
My grandson is a product of Milton Hershey. I would not have had it any other way. He was a student for five years and was a member of the class of, 2000. The years he was there were great years. Not just for him, but for the family as well. The teachers were very dedicated, the houseparents were wonderful, and the fact that he was able to meet many children from so many backgrounds, was the icing on the cake. Our family spent many wonderful times at the school. My personal favorite was, 'The Parent Weekends.' To watch the children perform each year was a treat. I miss these weekends. My grandson was a member of the footbal team. He was also a member of, the, 'New Horizons'. This was an elite singing group.He also belonged to the gospel choir. I miss not going there, but the memories along with many, many pictures will keep the school alive for me, for many years to come. I recommend, Milton Hershey, to anyone and everyone. I will always be eternally grateful to Milton and Katherine Hershey for the gift they gave my grandson and his family. A grateful grandparent
It's tough to get into this school but well worth the battle. This is the best private school around. It is very diverse in race and culture.
I now have two children attending the MHS. I cannot say enough of how great of an opportunity this school is providing for my children. The teaching staff is superb to no other. The environment leaves nothing to be desired. If I never have an opportunity to do anything else for my children; sending the to MHS is the best thing I could ever do for them. And the fact that they enjoy being there means a lot too.
Very appropriate school to send kids for academic and extra curriculum activities.
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