The Piney Woods Athletics Department aims to provide an environment for our students to attain life lessons and skills through faith, education, and sport. These life lessons and skills will serve to be their foundations for success in the real world. We want our students to be The Standard of what a successful student athlete should be. Our core values, being a Christian based, honest, disciplined, respectful, humble, caring, and competitive citizen will serve as the foundation for our student athletes for success in the classroom, on the playing fields, and for life after sport.
Here at PWS, we have had a tremendous amount of athletic success in the past, and we look forward to building an even better future. Our accomplishments would not have happened if not for our outstanding young student athletes, and we look forward to forging relationships between our staff and our parents in preparing our young people to be impactful in the sporting arena and in life. Our coaching staff is dedicated to each child’s development, and in turn, our athletic success. We look forward to your support and the continued success of our athletic programs.
The Piney Woods School Athletics program competes within the Mississippi High School Athletics Association (MHSAA). We offer a variety of sports that are listed below.
- Girls Volleyball-Varsity/JuniorVarsity
- Cheer-Varsity/Junior Varsity
- Boys and Girls Cross Country-Varsity
- Postgraduate Boys Basketball
- High School Boys Basketball-Varsity/Junior Varsity
- High School Girls Basketball-Varsity/Junior Varsity
- Boys and Girls Track & Field-Varsity/Junior Varsity
The Piney Woods Post Graduate Program offers students an opportunity to take advantage of a “Gap Year” after high school. Piney Woods’ post-graduate sports teams will compete nationwide for 8 months against other post graduate programs and some Junior Colleges offering a tremendous amount of exposure. Students will develop through program-specific learning while taking advantage of an extra year to increase a level of maturity, focus, and preparation. Students will take classes through The Piney Woods School and Clarendon Community College and our daily structured schedule will help prepare students for the challenges presented to them as first year college students. We offer a unique opportunity to acquire knowledge-based learning in the fields of agriculture, entrepreneurship, architecture, engineering, Basketball and more. (Other programs that PWS offers).
With more than 98 percent of Piney Woods’ students going on to attend colleges, our Post Graduate program offers students exposure to almost all the 4-year institutions in the United States. Our alumni have had opportunities to further their education at schools such as: Alcorn State University, University of Mississippi, University of Kansas, Murray State University, DePaul University, Jackson State University, University of Southern Mississippi, Texas Southern University, Florida A&M, Emory University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, Rice University, Princeton University, the University of Chicago, Harvard University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Maryland just to name a few.
Our Post Graduate Staff has over 20 years of experience and hundreds of student athletes that have played at the NCAA, NJCAA, Prep School, and High School levels. We pride ourselves in development and being able to aid with your recruiting. Our staff has worked at Iona College, Hinds Community College, Jones County Junior College, IMG Academy, and Core4Academy. We have relationships that span the globe and have been blessed to have coached and trained NBA Players, All-Americans, Overseas Professional Players, past and present.
The Piney Woods School offers a safe and secure campus experience similar to a 4-year College or University. With an approximately 65 acres of campus, housing in our newly renovated dormitories, a full faculty and staff including security 24-7, three meals per day in our cafeteria, we deliver a home away from home feel.