Boston Latin School

Title

Boston Latin School

Description

A historic sketch of what the Boston Latin School first looked like, before years of moving and renovation changed it to what it is today.
 
The Boston Latin School was founded in 1635, during the time the first thirteen American colonies were settled. This made it the very first public school in the United States. Since it’s still in use today, it is the oldest public school as well. The first classes were typically in the single digits, and many assumed that most skills for students were already being taught at home by their parents. Within the schools, they were being taught literacy, methods of family and community, and different types of apprenticeship. As time progressed to the 19th century, nothing was left to chance of the parents, as anything they were supposed to be teaching was now a part of the school curriculum.

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Creator

Memoria Press

Date

1800s

Source

https://www.memoriapress.com/wp-content/uploads/Puritans-First-Latin-School.jpg

Rights

Publisher

Memoria Press

Contributor

Memoria Press

Format

Medium: Drawing.

Language

English

Type

Schools

Identifier

Boston Latin School, Public Education, 17th Century, Colonies, United States, Schools

Coverage

Boston

Files

Puritans-First-Latin-School.jpg

Reference

Memoria Press, Boston Latin School, Memoria Press, 1800s

Cite As

Memoria Press, “Boston Latin School,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed July 22, 2024, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/337.