Hershey Primary Elementary A Community Cultivating an Extraordinary Learning Environment


  • Online Instruction Extended Through Winter Recess

    In the best interest of safety for our school community, we will be extending our fully online instructional model through to the start of the Winter Recess scheduled to begin December 24. This extension is based on county and local data that shows key COVID-19 metrics remain at concerning levels. Click the headline for more details.

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  • HHS Theatre Offers "Christmas Carol" Online

    Can’t go out right now for family entertainment? Don’t worry – Hershey High School Theatre will bring it to you! HHS Theatre has transformed its traditional fall play - “A Christmas Carol: a Live Radio Play” - into a streaming event your family can watch online. The show will be offered via livestream three times: Friday, November 20 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, November 21 at 7 p.m. and a special encore Friday, December 18 at 7 p.m. Click the headline for ordering information.

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  • COVID-19 Updates and Information

    As part of its COVID-19 mitigation efforts, Derry Township School District is currently utilizing a fully online instructional model. With the well-being of students and staff at the forefront and taking into consideration PA Departments of Education and Health guidelines, the district is also planning for multiple contingencies that will allow it to continue with a robust educational experience. Click the headline for access to data, documents, updates and resources related to COVID-19 and DTSD operations.

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  • Technology Help for Families

    With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing new approaches to education, we’re more reliant on technology tools as part of instruction than ever. The DTSD Technology Department is here to provide support. Click the headline for helpful tips, FAQs, and directions on how to create an IT Ticket to get help from District Technology staff

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  • Primary Elementary School
    450 Homestead Road, PO Box 898, Hershey, PA 17033
    Phone: (717) 531-2277   Fax: (717) 508-2266
    Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4 :15 p.m.
    Regular School Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.

    The Primary Elementary School serves children in second and third grades.  The school building was originally constructed in 1954 and renovated in 1991. Today the facility offers more than 154,000 square feet dedicated to meeting the needs of young learners. 

    Young children learn by doing. Learning is sequential and children must demonstrate readiness for new understandings based on their maturation and past experiences. Children acquire information and knowledge through interaction with people and objects. They are motivated to learn through their own need to make sense of the world around them.  

    The building has a card access system and offers telephone, television and intranet access in each classroom.  Other amenities include a multi-purpose room, two cafeterias/multi-purpose room, and a gymnasium with auxiliary gym space.