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Winston Academy was chartered by the State of Mississippi in 1969.  The school is accredited by the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)

Winston Academy maintains an AA accreditation status in both elementary and secondary schools, the highest accreditation ranking awarded by the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools.  Winston Academy offers a diverse curriculum that provides college preparatory and vocational training, within a safe, Christian environment.

Winston Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships, loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.

Winston Academy is a fully qualified tax exempt charitable organization under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.


A Message from
Paul M Hayles - Head of School

...As an independent school we have the liberty to provide the best education, along with outstanding athletics, while striving to remain Christ centered in all that we do. Winston Academy provides college preparatory classes, career-ready courses, the highest number of Dual enrollment classes in the area, along with athletic programs that consistently compete at high levels. Continuing to build on the traditions of our rich history, the future is bright for our Patriots! Winston Academy training the mind, body, and spirit! 

Louisville-Winston Educational Foundation Board of Directors


President:  Alan Sims

Vice President:  Bubba Cefalu

Secretary/Treasurer:  Bruce Lee



Rebecca Clark

Jennifer Collier

Kyle Fulton

Ryan Gilmer

Josh Hatcher

Joey Hood

Regan Monk

Spring Moody

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