Boston Latin School, Boston

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The Boston Latin School is a public exam school in Boston, Massachusetts. It was established on April 23, 1635, making it both the oldest public school in America and the first public school in the United States. The Boston Latin School was a bastion for educating the sons of the Boston "Brahmin" elite, resulting in the school claiming many prominent New Englanders as alumni. Its curriculum follows that of the 18th century Latin school movement, which holds the classics to be the basis of an educated mind. Four years of Latin are mandatory for all pupils who enter the school in the 7th grade, three years for those who enter in the 9th grade.
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  • The marker for Boston's first school is on the sidewalk adjacent to the Old City Hall. Surrounded by a red brick frame, this marker reminded me of a child's hop-scotch, except that it had images of...  more »
  • Puritans stressed education as it was necessary to be able to read the bible. This Boston Latin School (boy's school) was established in 1635 but you'll not be able to tour it unless you are a...  more »
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  • This is a school for the emotionless and robotic. I recommend that someone who is prepared to go through trauma go to this school. Benjamin Franklin, one of the most famous students dropped out for a reason. Their educational philosophy, if they have one is: "It was good enough for your grandfather, so shut up." Their orchestra program is the only good thing about the school.
  • When I get married and have kids, I will sure send them to study at this school. Knowledge of the Classics and Hebrew spirituality are the backbones to have a virtuous life and mind !

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