About Milton Hershey School
The MHS Story
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.
Get to know Milton Hershey School in three minutes or fewer with our Fast Facts school summary. Hear from our thought leaders about topics such as education, whole child care, college and career readiness, diversity and inclusion, safety, and more.
Office of the President
President Peter G. Gurt ’85 designed an ambitious strategic plan to lead MHS into the future with Our Future in Focus.
State of the School
Get a full picture of the current state of the school from our interactive Brown and Gold annual report.
More MHS Resources
With a history as long and as incredible as ours, there is a lot more to learn about MHS.
Frequently Asked Questions
Review some of the most common questions about the school and programs.
Our historic campus is home to several iconic buildings. Visitors can tour Founders Hall.
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