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School Leadership

Leading MHS into a Second Century

Built on the generosity of Milton and Catherine Hershey, Milton Hershey School thrives today thanks to strong school leadership and vision. Learn about the people, plans, and corporate support that sustain the Hersheys’ dream of creating a school that will “exist forever.”

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Peter G. Gurt

Leaders of the School

Milton Hershey School relies on its president and Board of Managers to make strategic decisions and guide the institution. The school’s 10th leader is President Pete G. Gurt, an alumnus of the Class of 1985.

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Guiding Principles

MHS school leaders collaborate to uphold universal guiding principals. We set goals, measure outcomes, and celebrate milestones achieved.

Read Our Mission & Sacred ValuesView the Brown & Gold Annual ReportExplore the Our Future in Focus Strategic Plan

MHS teacher Tony Sedun is respected as a thought leader in education.

MHS Thought Leaders

MHS hires industry leaders to best serve our students so they can break the cycle of poverty. Our employees are thought leaders in education, whole child care, college and career readiness, diversity and inclusion, safety, and more.

The Hershey Entities

Extended members of the Hershey “family,” MHS is supported in many ways by the entities. The Hershey Company, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, The Hershey Trust, and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center all engage meaningfully with Milton Hershey School and its students.

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Inspired by Milton Hershey School

In 2020, MHS expanded its impact through the creation of Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning. CHS is a subsidiary of MHS. It provides a cost-free educational, social, and cognitive day program to children of lower income from birth to age 5. Its Early Childhood Resource Centers are located in Pennsylvania.

CHS was inspired by MHS and is operated independently of the MHS core model.

Milton Hershey School does not discriminate in admissions or other programs and services on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed or disability. Read important MHS policies on equal opportunity and diversity, equal employment opportunity, and more.