News Display: Boston Latin School Is Founded
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 04/02/2018
Uploaded: 04/02/2018
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: Boston Latin School, Classical education, History and Education, public schools

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Description/Abstract: News Display: Boston Latin School Is Founded, Monday, 4/23


The oldest and first public school in America, Boston Latin School, originally called the South Grammar School, was founded on April 23, 1635 with a curriculum based on religion, Latin, and classic literature. Modeled after the Boston Grammar School in Lincolnshire, England, Boston Latin School drew students from Boston's elite - the "Brahim" -- as well as children from other states. Early attendees included John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Treat Paine, and William Hooper. Today Boston Latin School is part of the Boston public school system and is s feeder for Harvard University, as well as other prestigious institutions of higher education.

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