Community Programs

Serving the local community as an educational and social center always has been part of the School's mission. Today, Pine Mountain's community program includes children's activities, regular programs for adults, and family-oriented social events. The school is also a popular location for family reunions, picnics, community recreation, weddings, and interfaith church services.

The School sponsors an Intervention Program in three local schools to help children who are having trouble with the basic subjects of reading and math. This program is funded by an endowment fund established by the Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation, and the Berea College Appalachian Fund.

In the summer, the School works with the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington and Christ Church in Harlan to bring a weeklong residential Reading Camp to the Settlement School. The camp is for rising fourth and fifth grade students who need individual instruction to help them master basic reading skills. Reading Camp is funded in part by the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, the Berea College Appalachian Fund, the Glenna Rice Reading Camp Fund, individual contributors, and foundation sources.

The community program offers many opportunities for volunteers. Contributions of money, crafts materials, refreshments for parties, and children's books are welcome.

Pottery Night at Pine Mountain


Woodworking Class
6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays in Draper Building

Homemakers' Club
10 a.m. on third Wednesday of each month in Laurel House