Message from Mr. Donahoe

Head of School

I want to personally take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Pillow Academy.  Founded in 1966, Pillow Academy has consistently delivered the top college preparatory education in Greenwood and the surrounding communities.  Since that time Pillow Academy has grown in size and promoted a vision designed to develop all students in knowledge, wisdom, and service.  

The faculty, staff, and administration at Pillow Academy are committed to academic excellence. As stated in our mission, the main goal at Pillow Academy is to “educate the whole child in an environment of academic excellence and Christian values”.  The rigorous curriculum standards at PA help promote our mission and challenge our students.  The teachers at PA work diligently to connect with the individual student inside and outside of the classroom to ensure each child’s success.

PA is dedicated to nurturing each student mentally, physically, and spiritually.  It is in this way we help develop the talent and potential within, so that each student has the opportunity to learn, to lead, and to make a difference in our community.  Our classrooms are constantly enhancing education and not only teaching subject content, but also teaching the value of honor and service in our society.  Our many traditions bind us together and create a foundation of core values such as respect, responsibility, compassion, and excellence.   

Pillow Academy’s excellence in instruction, athletics, and service make it the beacon of educational excellence in Leflore County, and one of the most respected educational institutions in the state of Mississippi.  Our website is an invitation to learn more about Pillow Academy and the many opportunities that we provide.  I encourage all of our visitors to review our curriculum and programs to see for themselves the endless ways that we engage students in academics, activities, and athletics.  Please take a moment to explore our website, and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.   We look forward to seeing you on campus soon, and GO MUSTANGS!


Barrett Donahoe
Head of School