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 ...
Valley Forge Military Academy is a private boarding school and co-ed preparatory college steeped in military tradition. Located in Wayne, PA, it was founded in 1928 and serves grades 7-12. Notable alumni include author J.D Salinger and H. Norman Schwarzkopf. With more than 600 students,admission requirements are competitive. All students must demonstrate good citizenship and be in good physical and mental condition in order to become cadets. The full tuition must be paid in full upon arrival; wait lists are available. ...
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 ...