First envisioned in 1875 by John H Mills, Superintendent of what was then referred to as Oxford Orphan Asylum, the School of Graphic Arts has grown over the years into a vibrant and integral part of campus life as well as an important partner to the local business community.

Since its beginning over 140 years ago many students have learned the valuable trade which carried them into adulthood. Even more important than that was the work ethic learned here that has followed them every step of their lives whether they continued with their printing careers or not.

An equally important part of our mission is our partnership with the businesses in our local community as well as many others statewide. Our very existence is dependent on their trust in our staff to provide them with quality printed items at affordable prices.

We invite you to visit us during your visit to Oxford, and take an opportunity to meet our staff and students. We think you will be impressed with our Mission of education, quality printing, service, and all that we are doing to fulfill it.


“They are a wonderful company to work with”

Mission Statement


The mission of the School of Graphic Arts is to provide an educational and vocational environment to any resident of the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford in the business of Graphic Arts and Printing. Our staff also offers printing services to the Home, the Masonic Fraternity, businesses and individuals who wish to support our mission. Together we are committed to helping young adults develop a strong work ethic and the basic skills for surviving in a business environment.


Ed Pattishall

Publications Chair, North Carolina Genealogical Society

“We have had very positive experiences with the School of Graphic Arts. We have used them for many years to publish and mail a quarterly journal and bimonthly newsletter. They are a wonderful company to work with and have always been accommodating to our needs. They have very competitive pricing and we have appreciated the quality and value of the final product. We recommend them highly!”