A History of the Berry Schools on the Mountain Campus
Berry alumna Jennifer Dickey explores the magic of Berry that has drawn students to walk through the gate of opportunity for over a century and dives into how Martha's philosophy of "head, heart, and hands" is still present on campus today.
At the dawn of the twentieth century, Martha Berry had a vision that a residential school for young men and women with limited educational opportunities would help break the cycle of poverty that pervaded the rural South. She began an educational experiment in northwest Georgia that unfolded during her lifetime and continues into the twenty-first century. This book tells the story of a part of that school--the high school that existed on the Mountain Campus at Berry for more than six decades. For the students who were educated there, the school was transformative. As one alumnus explained, the school had about it an "intangible magic."