- Must be a member of a federally recognized tribe or have proof of at least 1/4 degree of Indian blood.
- Must be in good standing with previous school(s)
How to Apply
Contact Jones Academy or complete an application form to get started. True and accurate information must be provided about the student, and failure to do so may be grounds for dismissal or non-acceptance to Jones Academy. Applications are accepted year-round. School begins in August and ends in May.
HCR 74 Box 102-5
Hartshorne, OK 74547
Founded in 1891 by the Choctaw Nation, Jones Academy is a no-cost American Indian boarding school located four miles north of Hartshorne in Eastern Oklahoma. The school is nestled among 540 acres of rolling pastures and trees at the foot of the Pocahontas Mountains in Oklahoma’s Ouachita Mountain range. Approximately 200 students attend grades 1-12 each year from tribal nations across the US, in particular our neighboring communities in Oklahoma. There is no fee for students to attend Jones Academy. Admission includes travel, housing, and meals.
Jones Academy and its partners are transforming learning experiences for Native youth by helping them discover life pathways and cultivate a sense of cultural identity. Education at this American Indian boarding school isn’t only about book knowledge. It’s also about the life lessons that create mature, balanced, responsible and compassionate adults.