|Shelbyville's Science Hill School|
Dr. Pointer brought great acclaim to Science Hill as it was declared one of the nation's greatest college preparatory programs. The Lyceum Circuit regularly included Science Hill on its its itinerary, bringing distinguished speakers and educators to Shelbyville. This increased the cultural import of Shelbyville and prompted the construction of the town's opera house.
After 114 years in operation, the Great Depression caused a number of preparatory institutions to close including Science Hill.