About Red Bird Mission School
Red Bird Mission School has provided a high quality education for students from the surrounding area for over 85 years. In 1921, two teachers, Myra Bowman and Emeline Welch, began educational work in this remote area where the rugged mountainous terrain made travel and communication with other parts of the world very difficult. Arriving shortly thereafter, the Reverend J. J. DeWall established the church at Beverly. The school began to grow and become one of the best schools in Kentucky. Neighboring communities called on Red Bird for help in improving their schools. Thus, Jack’s Creek and Beech Fork came into the Red Bird family of schools.
Over the years, Red Bird Mission School has grown and changed to meet the needs of the local people. Thousands of students have passed through the doors of this institution and have been profoundly affected by the high standards and lofty goals of many talented and dedicated teachers who have come to serve at this place from all over the United States. Our alumni live and work all across the nation, and wherever they are, they appreciate and cherish the unique and multifaceted Red Bird learning experience. Many actively support the projects of the Red Bird Mission School Association with their gifts of time, talent, and monetary contributions.
Faculty concern and flexibility, high academic and moral standards, and high expectations are still evident at Red Bird Mission School today. Our course offerings are challenging and varied, preparing graduates for either college or the world of work. In addition to the basic courses required by the State and the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Red Bird students enjoy many elective classes and extracurricular opportunities as well as a climate appropriate for Christian growth.