Students: 1,800 | Faculty: 130 | Grades: PK-12 | Gender: Coed
Milton Hershey School
The Milton Hershey School was founded in 1909 by the chocolatier himself, Milton Hershey, as a way to give back to the community.
Students attend a mandatory Sunday chapel but are accepted to the school from all religious backgrounds and belief systems.
In the admissions process, the Milton Hershey School takes into account a student’s financial and social need in addition to his or her potential for learning.
Notably, the school has the most land and financial resources of any boarding school providing education to students in need due in no small part to Hershey’s donation of his entire estate, wealth, and controlling interest in the Hershey Company to the school.
Boarding Schools in Pennsylvania
George School is a co-ed private high school on a rural campus near Newtown, Pennsylvania. Just over half its students are boarding students. Opening in 1893, George School was founded upon Quakerism (the Society of Friends), but the school embraces diversity. The school holds worship meetings that are usually silent and contemplative, although students who feel inspired may offer a song or say a prayer. Due to its heritage, community thinking is encouraged and students are permitted to speak to their teachers ...
Girard College is an independent boarding school that is in Philadelphia, PA and sits on 43 acres of land and was founded in 1833 by Stephen Girard. When its doors first opened on January 1, 1848 Girard College was established for orphan or fatherless boys. Now Girard College is a Co-ed live on campus of academically proficient students from families with limited financial capital. Grades range from 1-12 with all students receiving full scholarships to attend. Girard College students are required to ...
Pine Forge Academy is located in the beautiful city of Pine Forge, Pennsylvania. They have been serving both boys and girls in this fine facility since 1946. Pine Forge Academy serves 174 students in grades 9-12. More than 98% of all graduates attend college. As a member of the Seventh Day Adventist belief system, they have a strict structure that is meant to be beneficial to all students seeking education and a higher calling. This school has a small and ...