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EdCast: Into the (Piney) Woods

Harvard's Story on Piney Woods School

In 1909, an educator named Laurence C. Jones discovered that the illiteracy rate in Rankin County, Mississippi, was above 80 percent. Considering this inexcusable, Jones founded the Piney Woods Country Life School with the goal of educating the sons and daughters of the impoverished citizens -- some the children and grandchildren of former slaves -- of the county.

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Welcome

It is an honor and privilege to have this opportunity to serve as President of The Piney Woods School. As a former student and board member, I have an abiding love for Piney Woods and profound awareness of its rich history and countless contributions in the areas of teaching, service, and personal development. I will continue to promote the mission of the institution along with our core values.

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Mission

The Piney Woods School’s mission is to provide excellence in education within a Christian community through creation of an exceptional academic model which supports the tenet that all students can learn, develop a strong work ethic, and lead extraordinary lives through academic achievement and responsible citizenship, but might not have the opportunity to do so for financial or other reasons.

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Online Application

Summer Youth Leadership Application. The Piney Woods School’s mission is to provide excellence in education within a Christian community through creation of an exceptional academic model which supports the tenet that all students can learn, develop a strong work ethic, and lead extraordinary lives through academic achievement and responsible citizenship.

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PRESS RELEASE: PRESIDENTIAL ANNOUNCEMENT The Piney Woods School is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. For more information, please contact Ronald Huddleston, Director of Admissions at rhuddleston@pineywoods.org or 601-845-2214 ext.2223.