The Donoho School

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The Donoho School
2501 Henry Road
Anniston, Alabama
Coordinates 33°39′12″N 85°47′25″W / 33.65333°N 85.79028°W / 33.65333; -85.79028Coordinates: 33°39′12″N 85°47′25″W / 33.65333°N 85.79028°W / 33.65333; -85.79028
Established 1963
President James Hutchins
Enrollment 394 (as of 2007-08)[1]
Mascot Falcons

The Donoho School is a private school in Anniston, Alabama that was honored by the Blue Ribbon Schools Program in 2005.[2] The Donoho School serves students in grades 1 through 12 as well as preschool and early childhood education.[1]


"The Donoho School" campus of approximately 75 acres is located in the beautiful foothills of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Anniston, Alabama is easily accessible with two exits on Interstate Route 20 approximately 100 miles from Atlanta, Georgia, to the east, and 60 miles from Birmingham, Alabama, to the west.

The Upper, Middle and Lower divisions are in separate buildings though closely located. The academic facilities are designed to accommodate the college preparatory program and accentuate the learning environment. The atmosphere for learning is typified by the Harriet Wallis Donoho Library that makes available to students over 14,000 volumes, distributes over 1000 teaching units of audio visual software, and provides reference materials available on CD-ROMs and online for curriculum enrichment.

The school facilities include the following:

  • Three Academic Buildings
  • Three Computer Laboratories
  • Two Libraries with 2 computers
  • Football/Soccer/Track Stadium
  • Two Gymnasiums
  • Cafetorium
  • Four Science Laboratories
  • Center for the Fine Arts
  • Athletic Fields
  • All Air-Conditioned Classrooms
  • 25 Smart Classrooms (Interactive White Boards)
  • 15 iPads for student use.
  • Full Weight Lifting Facility


Since 1963, the Anniston Academy - later named The Donoho School after Mrs. Harriet Donoho - has expanded into the premier institution[peacock term] of primary and secondary education in Northeast Alabama, and is recognized for its excellence throughout the nation.[citation needed]

Founded as a secondary institution in 1963 and chartered under the name of The Anniston Academy, the school has enjoyed a healthy expansion to meet the growing needs of the community it serves.[citation needed] In 1976 the name was changed to The Donoho School in recognition of Mrs. Harriet Wallis Donoho, a founder and benefactor of the school.

The present Lower Division was founded as The Episcopal Day School in 1961 as an independent elementary school. Housed originally in the facilities of the Church of St. Michael and All Angels, the school moved into Grace Episcopal Church in 1967.

In the summer of 1976, The Episcopal Day School merged with The Donoho School and became the Lower Division. In 1980 the Lower and Middle Divisions moved into a new facility constructed on the Donoho campus and The Donoho Upper School divided to become a Middle Division, containing grades seven and eight, and an Upper Division for grades nine through twelve.

In 1989 the Middle Division moved into a new facility constructed adjacent to the Upper Division. This expansion allowed the school to offer two sections per grade in kindergarten through grade twelve. Further additions in the early childhood department have brought the school to its current status of two sections in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve.


  1. ^ a b [1], accessed November 5, 2009
  2. ^ [2], accessed November 5, 2009