A History of the Berry Schools on the Mountain Campus (eBook)

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At the dawn of the twentieth century, Martha Berry had avision that a residential school for young men and women with limitededucational opportunities would help break the cycle of poverty that pervadedthe rural South. She began an educational experiment in northwest Georgia thatunfolded during her lifetime and continues into the twenty-first century. Thisbook tells the story of a part of that school—the high school that existed onthe Mountain Campus at Berry for more than six decades. For the students whowere educated there, the school was transformative. As one alumnus explained,the school had about it an “intangible magic.” Joinauthor and Berry Academy alumna Jennifer Dickey as she captures the spirit ofthat school that today lives on in the “head, heart and hands” of its graduates.

At the dawn of the twentieth century, Martha Berry had avision that a residential school for young men and women with limitededucational opportunities would help break the cycle of poverty that pervadedthe rural South. She began an educational experiment in northwest Georgia thatunfolded during her lifetime and continues into the twenty-first century. Thisbook tells the story of a part of that school—the high school that existed onthe Mountain Campus at Berry for more than six decades. For the students whowere educated there, the school was transformative. As one alumnus explained,the school had about it an “intangible magic.” Joinauthor and Berry Academy alumna Jennifer Dickey as she captures the spirit ofthat school that today lives on in the “head, heart and hands” of its graduates.


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