Canyonville Academy has 94 years of history.
ADELE and REV. A.M. “DAD” SHAFFER founded this college preparatory christian boarding high school in 1924. Beginning as an orphanage, the school developed into a coeducational boarding high school of high spiritual and academic standards. The first graduating class was in 1932 and was made up of two graduates, one of whom was the founders’ son, Robert. The Academy has been a full-fledged high school in continuous operation with grades 9-12 since 1935.