The June Buchanan School, located in Pippa Passes, Kentucky, was established in 1984 as a co-educational, academically challenging college preparatory, private school. The school was named for the co-founder of Alice Lloyd College, June Buchanan, who came to Caney Creek in Knott County, from her home state of New York. Dr. Buchanan (“Miss June”) became a legend in her own time, educating Appalachian students for more than 68 years until her death in 1988 at 100 years of age. The June Buchanan School serves students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school’s charter is with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Philosophically, The June Buchanan School is committed to a classical standard of education in the arts and sciences.
Many years ago, our school founder, Dr. June Buchanan, traveled across the country with young men and women who attended school at Pippa Passes. The young people ranged in age from very young elementary children to college students. These trips were called “Crusades” and the individual participants were called “Crusaders.” They told people in faraway cities and towns about how they were being educated in the mountain valley of Pippa Passes, Kentucky. These young people spread the word about the good deeds that were being accomplished here on Caney Creek.
The mission of The June Buchanan School is to nurture our students intellectually, physically, socially, and spiritually emphasizing the development of character, responsibility, leadership, and service.”
Where every child—every day—is college bound!
JBS students participate in a wide variety of athletic activities. All Alice Lloyd College athletic facilities can be utilized by JBS students under adult supervision. A full listing of these facilities can be found here.
The June Buchanan School does not operate its own cafeteria and uses the campus-dining hall (Hunger Din) where meals are catered by Pioneer Food Services. During the school year, JBS students eat at the facility from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and the costs for lunches are included in the JBS tuition and fee arrangement.
The dining hall is a public eating facility where JBS students, ALC students, campus faculty and staff, alumni, board members and visitors are welcome. High standards of conduct are expected. The cafeteria hours of operation may vary slightly when only The June Buchanan School is in session and Alice Lloyd College is not in session (two weeks in August and two weeks in January).
The McGaw Library houses a collection totaling 60,000 books, bound materials, newspapers, periodicals and audiovisual material. JBS students and faculty have complete access to the library resources and services. New searchable databases are available for JBS student use as well as inter-library loan. The library staff assists JBS students with the use of data base programs, reader’s advisory services, and location of materials.
|Brace, Simeon||High School Science;
|Clark, Amanda||Dean of The June Buchanan Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cook, Robin||Kindergarten Instructor;
Middle School Cheerleading Coach
|Gibson, Natalie||High School English;
Academic Teams Co-Coach
|Gregory, Sharon||1st Grade Instructor;
|Hall, Cindy||3rd Grade Instructor;
Middle School Social Studies;
Academic Teams Co-Coach
|Hammond, Heather||4th & 5th Grade Instructoemail@example.com|
|Hayes, Brandon||High School Social Studies;
Girls Basketball Coach
|Henderson, Grace||High School Mathematics;
Grade School Art;
Girls Asst. Basketball Coach;
Asst. Cross Country Coach
|Hofsess, Amy||2nd & 3rd Grade Instructorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kunkel, Tamara||Administrative Assistant;
High School Spanish
|Marlowe, Emma||High School Mathematicsemail@example.com|
|Mullins, Judy||Middle School Literature;
Middle School Grammar
|Saylor, Wendy||JBS Choir Instructorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Spady, Angie||High School Artemail@example.com|
|Slone, Darlene||Director of ALC/JBS Daycarefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Smith, Heather||Asst. Director of ALC/JBS Daycareemail@example.com|