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Old 05-28-2010, 01:33 AM
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We are contemplating a move to the Hershey area from CT and are wondering if there are any really good non-parochial private/prep schools in the area. Looking to spend between 10,000 and 20,000 a year.

Also, how is Hershey corporate to work for? How about Hershey Medical Center as an RN - specifically in ICU?

Thanks for the help/info.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:44 AM
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Sorry I had missed this inquiry. There's Harrisburg Academy and The Circle School, Harrisburg, PA | Integral education adapted from the Sudbury model, where democracy, freedom and self-initiated learning go hand in hand. An independent democratic private school. and somewhat further afield Lancaster Country Day School - A private and independent preschool through 12th grade college prep school - and if by "non-parochial" you only mean non-Catholic there's also Hershey Christian School in a relatively small but brand new facility.

If you have your mind set on private schools there's not much point in paying a premium to buy property in http://www.derrytownship.org/ where Derry Township School District is sometimes considered the best public school district in PA outside the Phila and Pgh metros. Palmyra area just east of Hershey is an area where people move to lower taxes - be aware both 422 and 322 clog up for hours though so your commute time might easily be twice what you might drive on a weekend from Lebanon County.

The Hershey Co. is probably slightly better than average for corporate America. It certainly faces many of the pressures common to Fortune 500 companies but perhaps not as acutely. After a scare a few years ago it appears to have renewed stability in ownership. About half who leave corporate staff voluntarily would prefer to come back. There are of course periodic shake-ups as in the rest of corporate America. Constantly refilled dishes of candy at the coffee station is a bit of a difference from other organizations. The corporate fitness center at 14 East is an interesting complex but tough to park to work out when there are events at the Hershey Theatre in the same building.
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