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
Mercersburg Academy in St Mercersburg, Pennsylvania is an elite school of only around 430 students. This co-education center caters to both girls and boys alike. They cater to students in grades 9-12 and offer more than 160 different classes to choose from. This educational learning center has a large scale of diversity. More than 35 percent of all students come from other countries. The school opened in 1836 with an only forty students and four teachers. Today, there are more than 650 ...
The Perkiomen School is located in the Philadelphia suburb of Pennsburg and offers a private education to a small number of students each year. The private, co-ed school was established in 1875 by the Reverend Charles S. Wieand to offer a high quality education. The Perkiomen School has grown since its establishment to now offer small class sizes in a bid to offer personal interaction between students and teachers with a total enrollment of just over 300 from grades six through ...
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