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At Bl'idgewa,ter, Mass. [lSHTY· FIFTH TERM.

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LL. D., Sec1'etal'y ancZ T1路eaSU1路er.



D.D., Assistant Secretary.

D., Genm'al Agent.

A. WALTON, A.M., Agent. WALTER SMITH, Di1'ectol' of Art Education . GEORGE


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Psychology,. Didactics,. Book-keeping,. Rhetol路ic,. Zoology.



HistOl'y and Civil Polity,. Physics,. English Literature,. Botany,. Algebm.



Latin,. French; German.

BARRETT B. RUSSELL, Astl路onomy,.


ELIZA B. Drawing,.






MARY II. LEONARD, Geography,.




CLARA A. ARMES, Vocal Music,.



:MARY A. CURRIER. It'loculion.




George Bene<lict, Jr.. De<lham. John B. Giffor<l. Westport. Clarence Boylston, Marshfiel<l. Lyman Jewett, Pepperell. Fre<l. )V. Craig, Farmington. JHe. Frank G. Jewett, Pepperell. George G. E<lwards, N. Mi<l<lleboro.' Calvin F. Stanley, Killgtiel<l, Me. Henry R. Whi<lden. Fisherville, N.H.-9. VADms.

Elizabeth H. Hutchinson, New Bedfor<l. Allla P. Parker. Stoneham. Jerusha B. Thomas, Plymouth. Abbie M. Wiswall, Newton Centre. -9.

Katie Bassett, Brillgewater. Edith S. Copeland, W. Brillgewater. Alice E. Cutter, Jaffrey, N. II. Annie E. Damon, Bernardston. Annie J. Fairchild, Fairhaven.


Zemira B,tker, West Dennis. Horatio D. Newton, Chatham. Louis A. Pratt, North Abington.


Charles L. Prince. Chelsea. George O. Smith. Handolph. Arthur C. Wadswortl1, Bridgewater. -6.


}lary E. Anderson, Acworth, N. II. Elvira '1'. Atkinson, Rochester. Serena Bailey, Hav路erhill. Anna S. Benson. Bridg路ewater. Caroline E. Brown. New Bedford. Augusta Bunker, Nantucket. Clara E. Delano, New Bedford. Georgie M. Dike, Stoneham.

Emma L. Farrington. Charlestown. M:ttilda O. Gamans. E. Falmouth. Aline E. Gal'(lner, Boston. Hattie E. Gave, Washington, D. C. Evangeline B. Jones. W. Scituate. }Iary E. Heed. Middleboro'. Susan A. 路Walker. Grantvi路lle. Anna D. Wicks, New Bedford. 16.

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IIorace Packard, WestBddgewater. Edward P. Shute. Deny, N. H. Warren A. Uodman, 'Velltleet. Caleb Slade, Acushnet. Julius H. Tuttlc, West Acton. - 5. LADIES.

Lilian Bryant, E. Bridgewater. Emily J. Herrick, Tirumangulum, GeOl'giana Bullene, Hingham. India. Julla F. Cutter, Pelham, N. H. JIlary H. Kclly, Nautucket. Cynthia B. Draper, Brookticld. Ellen JIl. Lovering', l\[cdtield. Clara A. Emerton, Lewiston, Me. Clara. 1. 1\Ietca.lf. St. Lonis. IImUe D. Hall, Yarmouth. CIJlra L. Oyler, Ha.wk, Col. Amelia Heal'sey, Charlestown. Emma J. Purdy, 'V. Stoughton. Lncy 1\f. Wilber, Uilford. -14.



"'alter R. Hussey, Nantucket. Tilson A. Mead, 'Villard E. Jom's, Rockville. Charles O. '1'umer, South Boston. Frauk JIl. Weis, Bostou. - 5. LADIES.

Ella F. Ba.ll, Hollis, N. II. Flora B. Goodwin, Norway, Me. Mary E. Barnes, Hardwick. Hel1l'ietta '1'. Hamblin, ,Yo Falmouth. Eunice P. Ba.rrett. Chelsea. Jessie K. Hill, NorWOOd. Cora 1. Bates, Braintree. Elsic JIl. Kelley, E. Dennis. Alice E. Bodfish, 'V. Barnstable. Isa.belle C. Kingman, BrocUon. Mabel Bryant, E. Bridgewater. Ellcn G. McDouncll, Quincy. Mary A. llu1'llha.m. Andover. C. Ade1n.ide Ma.son, Medfield. Annie B. CalToll, Dedham. Edith Paine, E. Bl'id~ewater. Jennie C. Cm'l'oll, Dedham. Caroline 1\1. Sayer, New Bedford. IIannah M. Costig-an, Fall River. Susan '1'l'ne, Salisbnry. Elizabeth H. Cottin.!!'路, Lowell. Clara S. Vincent, New Bedford. Mary L. CuslJing', Cambridge. Salome A. 'Vaite, Sta.mford, Conn. Sarah R. Damon. . Seitnate. Anna Wheeler, 'V. B:路idgewater. Carrie B. Davis, E. Falmouth. Emilia F. 'Vheelock, NorWOOd. Martha Donaghy, New Bedford. Lucinda 'V. 'Vhorf, Provincetown. Jennie S. ElIson, E. Brillgewater. l\Iary B. A. Wi~ht. Medfield. HatticA.Fl'eneh,Peterborough,N.H. Mary F. 'Yoodbridge, Andover. IIattie B. Rice; Newton, L Falls. - 35.





Henry D. Alden. Bridgewater. Henry L. Armes. Woodstock, CO:III. Henry 111. Cole, Bridgewater. George A. Conant, Littleton. JlIaynanl B. Copeland. Jorton. Lawrence Copeland, r orton.

Eugene H. Dihhle, Camllcn. S. C. llammonu l!'. Fletcher. Littleton. Artemas II. Hobart. BriLigewatCl·. John C. Lyeth. JlIartinsburg", W. Va. Charles ,Y. Robinson, E. Sandwich. Henry B. 'Yorth, Nantucket. - ]2.

Mary C. Allen, :New Bedford. Elizabeth C. Baker, Yarmouth Port. Jl1:Lria S. Bancroft. Peabody. ~lillie S. Barber, Brockton. Irene C. Chipman. Rehoboth. Lil-:zie '1'. Clarke, Holbrook. JlIyra E. Clarke, IIolbrook. Annie L. Cleave, Bridgewater. Hattie A. Corthell. South Abington. ~usan E. Crane, Hanover. Florence L. Crocker, Bridgewater. Cora G. Daggett, Somerville. Helen A. Davi~, Fall River. Josephine C. Flag~ Dovel', N. II. Katherine Gafflley, )Y. Bridgewater. Julia L. Harding, Truro. Jane JI!. Hart. N. Dartmouth. Gertrude II. Hatchmall, Boston. Amelia A. Keith. Easton. Mary K. Leonard, W. Bridgewater.

Emma V. Levi. New Bedford. Elizabeth·E. ]lIacy. Nantucket. Addie 1. Mears, Wobut'll. Clara Perkins, Bl'idg-ewatel·. Ellen O. B. Perry. E. Bridgewater. Alice C. Phinney. Bal'llstalJle. JlIary L Ryder, N. Dartmouth. Elizabeth A. Sav:tge. BriLigewater. Elnora F. Sawtelle, ~antucket. Emma J. Sharpc, S. Abington. Olive M. :Simmons, King-ston. Alicc L. Smith, South )Yeare, N.ll. Carolille E. So nth wick, Gralltville. Clara B. Springer. New Bedford. Cora E. Sturtcvant, ",.. Bridgcwater. Lizzie 'l'homas, Nantucket. JlIary E. Thompson, Fall Rh·el·. ::lallie C. Washbul'1l. Bridgewater. Lottie ll. Weeks, S. Royalston. Sara E. Wilbur, Bridgewatel·. -40.

Advanccd Coursc, Senior Class, Sub-Senior Class, Ex-Junior Class, Junior Class, Number Ladies, 114; Number Ladies, 15S;

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of pupils in attendance the present term: Gentlemen, 3i; 'rotal, 15l. of different pupils during the past year: Gentlemen, 43; Total, 201.

This institution is one of the foul' State Normal Schools under the direction of the Massachusetts Board of Education. It was established by the Commonwealth, with the co-operation of the citizens of Bridg-ewater, and the first class was received September 9, 1840. The uumber of different pupils since its establishment has been two thousand two hundred sixteen; of these, thirteen hundred thirteen have completed the prescribed course of study, and received certificates or diplomas.

Gentlemen applying for admission mu~t be at least seventeen years of age: ladies, sixteen. Candidates must present a satisfactory certificate of good moral character; lllUSt declare their fnll iutention of faithfully observing the regulations of the school while members of it, and of afterwards teaching in the public schools of Massachusetts;* and must pass a,.satisfactory examination in Reading, Spelling, ·Writing, Arithmetic, Geography, the History oJ the United States, and English Grammar. A greater age and higher attainments than tbose prescribed. with some expcrience in teaching, make the course of study in the school much morc valuable to the pupil. These 1'equil'ements will be stl'ictly enf01·ced. The next examination f01' admissiolb takes place on 'l'UESDAY, Septembel' 7, 1875, beginning at nine o'clock, A.M.

j)e~i~ of t1:)e ;3<':11001. 'l'he uesign of the onnal School is strictly professional; that is, to prepare, in the best possible manner, the pupils for the work of organizing, governing, and teaching tbe public Schools of the Commonwealth. To this end, thcl'e must be the most thorongh knowledge; first, of thc brunches of learning required to bc taught in thc schools; and second, of the best methods of teaching those branches.

;311 of tel' Couf~e of ;3tuay. The Boaru of Euneation, by a vote passeu January 9. 1866, prescribed the following course of study for the State Normal Schools: "The titne of the course extends through a period of two years, and is divided into terms of twenty weeks c:lch, with daily scssions oC not lcss than five hOUfS, five days each week." • Persons intending to teach in othel' StaleS, or in pl'i\'ntc 8chools, nre ndmitted by paying flrtcell dollars II term tor tuition.


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FIRST TER)!. -1. Arithmetic, oral and written, begull. 2. Geometry, begun. 3. Chemistry. -! Gl'ammar, and Analysis of English Language. SECOND TERM. -1. Arithmetic, completed; Algebra, begun. 2. Geometry, completed; Geography and History, begull. 3. Physiology and Hygiene. 4. Grammar and Analysis, completed. 5. Lessons twice a week in Botany amI Zoology. THIlW '.rEm!. -1. Algebra, eompletecl; Book-kceping. 2. Geography ancl History, complctecl. 3. Natural Philosophy. 4. Rhetoric and English Literature. 5. Lessons twice a week in Mineralogy ancl Geology. FOURTH 'fERlI!. -1. Astronomy. 2. Mental and Moral Science. including the Principles ancl Art of Reasoning. 3. Theory and Art Teaching, including: (1.) Principles and Methocls of Education. (2.) SchoolOrganization ancl Government. (3.) School Laws of Massachusetts. 4. The Civil Polity of Massachusetts and the United States. â&#x20AC;˘ 4 In connection with the foregoing, constant ancl careful attention to be given throughout the coursc to Drawing ancl Delineations on the blackboard; VocaIllusic; Spelling, with derivations and definitions; Reading, includinO' analysis of sounds and vocal gymnastics; and Writing. "Thc l,atin and French languages may be pursued as optional studies, but not to thc neglect of the English course. â&#x20AC;˘. General exerciscs in Composition, Gymnastics, Object Lessons, etc., to be conducted in such a manner and at such tillles as the Principal shall deem best. I . Lectures on the differcnt branches pursued, and on related topics, to be given by gentlemen from abroad, as the Board of Visitors shall direct, and also by the teachers ancl more adnlllcecl scholars. " The orcler of the stmlies in the eonrse may be varied in special cases, with the approval of the Visitors."

Wav3.ljcea Cout%e. A snpplemental course of study, occupying two years, is provicled for the gmcluates of the slJOrter course who clesire to prepare themselves for the higher departments of teaching, which inclucles tbe Latin, French ancl German languages, tlie higher Mathematics, and the other brancbes required to be taught in the High Sebools of tbe State. Pupils who, on cntering the school, have in view the completion of this higher course, may take a part of its studies in connection with a part of the branches in the shorter course, uncl in this way, at the encl of four years, be preparecl to gracluate from both courses simnltaneously. This al'l'ange-

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ment gives the stuuents the benefit of the study of the languages in connection with the study of the other branches of the course. (haduates of the School who may desil'e to take the Advanced Course aTe l'equested to communicate with the Principal as eal'ly as possible. Graduates fTom this COUl'se al'e in special demand for the best positions. An Advanced Class will be fonned at the opening of the next term,

The ends chiefly aimed at in this school are, the acquisition of the necessary knowledge of the Principles and l\Iethods of Education, and of the various branches of stndy, the attainment of skill in the art of teaching, and the general development of the mental powers. From the begining to the end' of the course, all studies are coudueted with especial reference to the best ways of teaching them, Recitations, however excellent, are not ueemed satisfactory, nnless every pupil is able to teach others that which he has himself learned, In every study the pupils in turn occupy temporarily the place of teacher of their classmates, anu are subjected to their criticisms as well as those of theil' regular teacher. During the Seniol' term, object lessons are given to classes of primary sehool children, so that every pnpil obtains, before graduating, considerable experience in teaching children to observe, think, and give expression to thought, All the studies are conduc.ted upon the topical plan, Text-books are used, only as book., of reference, The committing of text-books to memory is avoided. the students being trained to depend upon objects of thonght rathel' than words. Students are expected to govern themseh'es; to do without compulsion what is required, and to refrain voluntarily from all improprieties of conduct. 'ÂŁhose who are unwilling to conform cheerfully to the known wishes of the Principal allu his Assistants, are presumed to be unfit to become teachers. It is not deemed necessary to awaken a feeling of emulation, in order to induce the scholars to perform their duties faithfully. Faithful attention to unty is encouraged for its own sake, and not for the pnrpose of obtaining certain marks of credit.

Examinations, both oral and written, are made ,each term in every study, and the result in each must be satisfactory to enable the pupil to advance to the studies next in order. Only those pupils who have satisfactorily passed all tbe cxaminations in tbe prescribed course of study receive the diploma of the Institution. The demand for graduates of both sexes, to fill good positions in the public schools, is greater tban the school can at present supply.


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This institution has a valuable LIBRARY of works for general reference and reading, to which the pupils have daily access. Text-books in nearly all the j'equil'ed studies are jumishe(Z to students without chm路ye. It also has ApPARATUS, excellent in quality, for the illustmtion of the more important principles in the physical sciences. It has a CABINET of minerals and other specimens used in teaching Natural History. 'rhe LABORATORY has been enlarged and furuished, so that each member of the class has a place at the chemical tables, and all perform experiments at the same time. The ART ROOll is handsomely fitted up 0.1111 furnished with the best kind of furniture a11lI instl'llments. with a large number of the finest examples of casts, models, and flat copies, affording excellent facilities for teaching in the various dcpartmcnts of drawing, and furnishing a constant study of art to the membel's of the School.

The SCHOOL-YEAR is divided into two terms of twenty weeks each, including a recess of one week near the middle of the term. The next Term will commence on Tuesday. September 7, 1875, and will close on Tuesday, Januaj'Y 25, 1876. The next Spring 'l'erm will commence on 'Wednesday, February 23, 1876. The present tcrm will close on Tuesday, July 13, 1875. with public exercises of Examination and Graduation, commencing at 9:i o'clock, A.llI.

Pnpils are expected to attend public worship on the Sabbath, at any church they may select. At least one hour of exercise in the open air is required each day, weather and health permitting. All study hours, at home and at school, are to be speut quietly, and without communication. The hour for retiring is not later than ten o'clock, at all seasons of the year. Pupils must devote a proper amount of time to sleep. Seven hours of undisturbed repose is the minimum. Unseasonable rising and study will be regarded as a vioJation of the rules of the Institution. o absence or tardiness is allowed except in extreme cases. Every absence from town must be on leave previously obtained fro'n the Principal.

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'rhe State has erected upon the school premises a very pleasant and. eommodions Hall, which will accommodate all the pupils who desire board. Two students oecupy one room. Each room has two closets. is carpeted.. supplied with furniture, including mattress an<l pillolVs. heate<l by steam, lighted by gas, and thoroughly ventilated. One wing of the hall is occupied by the gentlemen. The Hall is under the charge of the Principal, who resides in the house and boards with the students. No pains are spared to make the Hall in every respect a home for the pnpils. It has a beautiful location, and every room is pleasant. A Reading Room, supplied with newspapers, periodicals, and some of the best new: books, and a Gymnasium, are provid.ed. for the daily use of the students. 'rhe Hall was built and furnished by the State. The boarders are to pay the current expenses, which include board, fuel, light, washi~g, and the expense of keeping the Hall and its furniture in good condition. The aim is, to make these expenses not more than $80 a term, or $4 a week, for gentlemen; and for ladies not more than $75 a term, or $3.75 a week. Boarders who remain for any period less than half a term will be charged 25 cflnts a week additional. The expense thus fa1' has not exceeded the Rum specified.

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PAYMENTS. - $40 fOl' each gentleman, and $37.50 for cach lady, at the beginning of the term; and thc same amount for each at the middle of the term. 'rhe object of this payment ill advance is, to seclll'c the purchase of supplies at wholesale eash prices, thereby saving to each boarder mueh more than the interest of the money ad\路anced. FURNITURE. - Each boarder is required to bring bedding, towels, napkins and napkin-ring, and clothes bags. Each occupant will want, ordinarily, four pillow-cases, three sheets, two blanl,cts or their equivalent, and one coverlet for a double bed. It is required that every article which goes to the laundry be distiuctlyaud indelibly marked with the owner's name. Pupils living on the line of the railroad, and wishing to board at home, can obtain tickets for the term at rednced rates.

TUITION IS FREE to all who comply with the condition of teaching in the schools of :hIassachusetts, wherever they may have previollsly resided. Pupils who fail to comply with this condition are charged a reasonable sum for tuition. A fee of $2.00 is paid by eacil pupil at the beginning of the term, for incidental expenses, For the assistance of those students who are unable to meet the expenses of the course of instruction ill the scilool, the State makes an annual appropriation, oue-half of which is distributed at the close of each term among pupils from Massachusetts who merit and need the aid, in sums varying according to the distance of their resideuces from Bridgewater, but not exceeding in any case $1.50 a '~eek. This aid is not furnished during the first term of atteudance. It is (xpected that those who do not complete the prescribed course of study, an I those who do not teach in the public schools of Massachusetts will refun I any amount they have received from the bounty of the State. ApplicatiJns for this aid are to be made to the Principal in writing.

ANNOUNCE~JfENT,- Tlw next te?'1n of the State NO?'mal School, at Briclgewatel', will cummence with an Examination of Ccmclidate~ f07' admission, on IS plembel' 'j, 1875.

Next Spring and Summm' Te1'?n will commence Feb. 23, 1876. For Oircltlars or furthel' illfonnation, address ALBERT G. BOYDEN, Principal.

Catalogue and Circular of the State Normal School, Bridgewater, Mass., Spring/Summer Term, 1875  

Catalogue and Circular of the State Normal School at Bridgewater, Mass. Eighty-Fifth Term. Spring and Summer Term, 1875