DIVERSITY & EQUITY IN EDUCATION

2020-21 Campaign Partner

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About Us

Milton Hershey School is a cost-free, private school for boys and girls in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Milton and Catherine Hershey founded the school in 1909 with money they earned from the chocolate company. Since then, the lives of more than 10,000 children from lower-income families have been transformed through high-quality education and structured home life.

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Our Mission

The mission of Milton Hershey School remains true to the ideals upon which it was founded more than 90 years ago…

In keeping with Milton and Catherine Hershey’s Deed of Trust, Milton Hershey School nurtures and educates children in social and financial need to live fulfilling and productive lives.

Sacred Values

Milton Hershey valued loyalty, honesty, respect, and integrity. He expected both students and employees to uphold these values. Even the first school viewbook, dating back to 1912, emphasizes character.

This commitment still stands today in the form of our MHS Sacred Values. For each of the four Sacred Values, MHS expects its community to demonstrate essential behaviors, known as our “I” statements – Commitment to Mission, Integrity, Positive Spirit, and Mutual Respect.

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Our Culture, Diversity & Equity

We are greatly pained by the recent events across our nation. They prove more than ever that a divide exists throughout the country and must be addressed by real action, inclusiveness, and empathy. The murder of George Floyd is the latest example of ongoing systemic inequality and injustice. It is not acceptable and must end. We need to stand together—not as different races—but as one people committed to creating a better society.

We can’t just talk the talk, we must walk the walk and be a School that is more understanding and effective than ever before.

We are committed to being part of the solution to racial and class inequality. We as a staff encourage our students—past and present—to be leaders who practice our Sacred Values, lead by example, and show compassion for all people, in all places, every day.

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Careers Worth Every Minute

Working at Milton Hershey School is much more than a job. Each employee helps shape the lives of the students we serve. Every position at the school is designed to help our students thrive on campus and beyond. If that sounds fulfilling to you, MHS may be the perfect place for your next career move.

The variety of full- and part-time jobs we have at MHS may surprise you. Teachers play a critical role at MHS. They teach through innovative learning experiences. Plus, they prepare students for life by teaching and modeling the MHS Sacred Values. MHS teachers have well-resourced classrooms and a low student-to-faculty ratio. Explore the many opportunities here or download our careers booklet.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, please call 717-520-3359 for assistance. Visits to HR are to be scheduled in advance.

Our Employment Policy
Equal Opportunity Employer

In making decisions regarding recruitment, selection for interview, and admission, the Milton Hershey School looks at many different factors, including how a student will contribute to the diversity of the student body. We do not use a narrow definition of “diversity.” Although preference is given during the admissions process first to applicants born in Dauphin, Lancaster, and Lebanon Counties, and then to those born elsewhere in Pennsylvania, the School enrolls students from everywhere in the United States. The School seeks students from a mix of urban, suburban, and rural areas; students of diverse races, ethnicities, and religions; and students with a range of interests, abilities, and disabilities. The School does limit enrollment by grade and sex (based upon available housing). The School does not use quotas to achieve diversity but is guided by benchmarks such as the profiles of students in poverty in Pennsylvania.

Milton Hershey School does not discriminate against applicants or employees, in hiring, promotion or any terms or conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion or religious creed, veteran status, disability or use of a guide or support animal because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals, or any other status protected under applicable federal or Pennsylvania law.

Milton Hershey School
Department Name
P.O. Box 830
Hershey, PA 17033-0830