Houseparents at Milton Hershey School significantly impact the lives of our students. Because houseparents work so closely with students, houseparents are important role models, teaching students life lessons and core values.
As a residential school, we truly care for the needs of the whole child, and houseparents play a substantial role in ensuring student success.
Our houseparents manage homes of eight to 12 students of the same gender and around the same age. Houseparents nurture students while helping to build character and assisting with academic support. From assisting with homework to overseeing chores and from providing meals to playing board games, our houseparents create a family-like atmosphere in their student homes.
Hear more from a houseparent couple and how they got to MHS, and how the job has shaped their lives.