Honoring the past, improving the present, and planning for the future of Central Appalachia.
Hindman Settlement School is a vibrant beacon for progressive learning, community enrichment, and cultural exploration in the Central Appalachian region. We provide practical courses, programs, and services designed to inspire collaboration and improve the lives of the people in our community. We know that through proper education, stewardship, and support, the people of our community can help our region thrive.Who We Are
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News & Updates
Posted August 17, 2017 - Less than a minute Read
Student Spotlight: Kison H.
Each year our staff presents the Michael Mullins Outstanding Student … [Read More]
Posted July 25, 2017 - Less than a minute Read
Bringing Meaning to Meaningless Work
I have always enjoyed cutting grass. I apparently inherited it … [Read More]
August 31, 2017
Square Dance & PotluckHindman Settlement School will host a Square Dance and Potluck on Thursday, July 20th from 6-9pm in the May Stone Building. $5/person or $10/family to go towards ongoing cultural programs... [Read More]
October 1 - 31, 2017
Race for ReadingThe inaugural Race for Reading is a virtual 5K fun run/walk to promote literacy awareness in central Appalachia an in your local community! For more information on this event, click here.... [Read More]
The Settlement Idea
Established in 1902, Hindman Settlement School was the first rural social settlement school established in America and is currently the most successful. Hindman Settlement School was founded by May Stone and Katherine Pettit in Hindman, Kentucky, and the school soon became a model center for education, healthcare, and social services.History