A boarding school in Stilesboro, Georgia in operation in 1868 under the supervision of principal, James G. Ryals assisted by W.J. McCormick. James Gazaway Ryals Jr. graduated with distinctive honors from Mercer University in 1877. He went on to be the President of the State Normal School at Jacksonville. An advertisement from The Standard in November 1859 lists Rev. W. M. Cunyus, A. M. as principal, prof. of languages, and belles lettres, S. M. Ainsworth, A. M. as prof. of mathematics and natural sciences, A. G. Carpenter under Primary Department, and Mrs. C. A. Cunyus as teacher of piano forte and vocal music. Board was supplied for $8-$10 a month. THE STANDARD 11/3/1859.