About Us

Our Mission

The mission of The David School is to provide a comprehensive educational program for Appalachian youth and adults who have limited financial resources and the potential to succeed in a non-traditional setting. We will achieve our mission by creating a nurturing school environment that offers all students, through individualized attention, the opportunity to experience success and to serve their community.

Our Vision

As a result of our educational programs our graduates will become self sufficient, life-long learners capable of attaining advanced educational opportunities and su-stainable employment. As a result of our work we seek to achieve human rights, equal opportunity, individual growth and success, self-worth, and self-esteem.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is deeply rooted in Christian values and community service. We cher-ish our students, community and Appalachian Heritage, and we strive to involve the whole family in the learning experience.

We believe that all students have the desire and capacity to learn if given the right support. We believe by serving others, students gain a sense of self-worth and self-knowledge that leads to individual success.

We value family, learning, and creativity.

Who We Serve

Our school serves high school students who are deficient in basic academic skills. Our students have either dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out and are referred to us by public school personnel, social service agencies or their parents. They fell behind early in their school life and never caught up, a few have been considered the class troublemakers. More than 75 percent of our students come from families that live at or below the poverty levels.

Our students are not incapable of learning; rather, they have generally not received adequate attention from public schools and/or their parents. They come to David for a renewed opportunity to succeed.

Our Recognition

The School has been recognized regionally and nationally for its success in working with underprivileged youth and adults. Among the top honors was being named the 57th Point of Light in President Bush’s Points of Light Program.

Our founder/director, Daniel Greene has also received the Jefferson Award for community service, the Reader’s Digest American Hero in Education Award, ABC-TV’s Great American Hero Award, and the Kirkus Award recognizing outstanding service in Appalachia. The School has also been recognized as a model for alternative education by the state.

Our Partners



Clarke University

First Baptist Church

Glen Falls, PA

Virginia Beach, VA


Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM EST, Mon-Fri

Phone: (606) 886-8374
Fax: (606) 886-7323

The David School
PO Box 220
David, KY 41616

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