Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 17: PMSS Publications
Published by the School – CATALOGS
TAGS: catalogs guide; catalogs: bulletins; educational programs; settlement schools; curricula; community cooperative school; Little School; Environmental Education Program
The Catalogs Guide, published by the Pine Mountain Settlement School during the Boarding School years, is for the period of 1918 to 1940. (In at least one year, 1938-1939, the catalog was referred to as “bulletin.”)
These small catalogs were handbooks for promotional purposes and for prospective and incoming students. The publications introduced the School’s history, values, mission, administration and may also include curricula, requirements, and responsibilities as a student.
No catalogs have been published since 1949, as no sustained residential educational program has been in place since that date. After 1949 the school had a cooperative program with the Harlan County School system and maintained several educational programs which served the local community. The Community Cooperative School and the “Little School” in its original form are no longer in operation. However, a new Little School program has been initiated under the direction of Director Geoff Marietta in 2015 and has won state and national attention.
Currently, the Environmental Education Program serves a broad spectrum of educational needs through an on-site educational program for schools in Kentucky and adjoining states. It provides short-term residential environmental experiences for students in K-12 educational institutions.