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Learn more about our history, the inception of CHS, and our mission.
We believe every child deserves to be nurtured and supported through early childhood education. Our mission is in honor of Catherine Hershey. She thought every child deserved a chance to thrive. Her dream to provide care and education to those who need it lives on each day at Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning, a subsidiary of Milton Hershey School.
Pete Gurt, a 1985 graduate of Milton Hershey School, is the president of Milton Hershey School and the school’s early childhood education initiative, Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning. Through President Gurt’s leadership, the ECEC initiative enables MHS to serve more children than ever before, expanding the school’s reach and the impact of MHS founders Milton and Catherine Hershey.
Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning will provide a cost-free educational, social, and cognitive program to children from birth to age 5 from economically disadvantaged and at-risk backgrounds through the initial development of up to six Early Childhood Education Centers across Pennsylvania. The Centers are subsidiaries of Milton Hershey School, one of the world’s best private schools, where qualifying students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade live on campus and receive an exceptional educational experience—with all costs covered.
We encourage you to follow along as we open our first center, CHS Hershey, in 2023. If you are interested in learning more about Catherine Hershey Schools or have questions, contact us!