About This Website
The Unofficial Website of
Berry Academy
and the
Mount Berry School for Boys
Mount Berry, GA
This Berry Academy website was created out of a desire to promote a Berry Academy reunion
which took place in 2004 and the site continues to keep the
memories of our years at Berry
alive. The school was founded in January of 1902 by Martha Berry and soon became known as
Berry Industrial School. It later became The Mount Berry School for Boys and in the 1963-64
the school was renamed Berry Academy.

The school provided a very special atmosphere for those who attended, not just an atmosphere
for learning, but an environment that facilitated the growing and maturing of young boys into
young men. And, at different times in the school's history, girls also attended and benefited from
Martha Berry's vision.
Martha's vision was to educate the whole person, "the head, the heart and
the hands". Students worked in their after school hours, growing food for the dining hall, raising
hogs, cattle, chickens and operating a complete dairy. Other jobs included working to keep the
campus immaculate, cleaning the various buildings as well as cooking and serving three
meals a day in the dining hall. Though non-denominational, all of Berry's programs were offered
with a strong Christian foundation.
The school closed in June of 1983, but this website will aid
in maintaining the memories for years to come.

This website also gives Berry Academy alums a place to reconnect with classmates. There are
many pages of pictures from class reunions of many different classes. After surfing through this
website, I hope you will click on the "Send E-Mail" button below and send me a quick e-mail or
post a message on our
Message Board or sign our Guestbook. Let me know what you think
and tell me how we can improve the site. We have found several "Lost" classmates and they
have been excited to learn about their old friends and reconnect with their Berry past. I have
addresses for many of the Berry graduates and faculty members. Maybe I can reconnect you
with a long lost friend, your old Berry roommate or a faculty member that you want to contact.

Berry Academy most certainly had a
beautiful campus, but it was our relationships and our
shared experiences that made our years at Berry special. I hope you enjoy the website.

How much do you really remember about 1969, the year I graduated? Click here and see what
was happening in "
the good old days"



Please let me hear from you!