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Sprz'ng and Summer Term, 1876. SlIltTH &. POIHE".


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·Worcester. Boston. . Cambridge. Springfield. Framingham. Westfield. Billerica. Boston.

lIon. JOSEPH ·WHITE. LL.D., Secretm'Y and 11·eaS~!I·el·. Rev. SAllUEL C. JACKSOX, D.D., Assistant Secl'etw·y. ABXER J. PHIPPS. Ph. D., Gfneral Agent. GEORGE A. W ALTOX. A.M., Agent. E. A. IIUBBARD, A.llI., Agent. JOHN KNEELAND, Agent. vVALTER SolITH. Dil'ectol' of Art Education.


ALBERT G. BOYDEN, A.M., Psychology,.

Didactics; GEORGE


Book-keeping,. Rhetoric.



History and Civil Polity,. Physics,. English Literature,. Zoology,. Composition. FRANCIS H.


Latin,. French,.


BARRET'!' B. RUSSELL, Al路ithmetic,.











CLARA. A. Vocal Music,.








Vocal Culture. EDITH LEO ARD, Composition,.

Gmmmar,. English Literature.


1Advanced Course. GENTLEMEN.

Herbert I Conant, Bridgewater. William F. Nichols, Reading. Fred W. Craig, Farmington, Me. 'Webster E. Potter, 'Yaithalll. Frank G. Jewett, Pepperell. Benjamin Smith. I{eading. Frank F. Mnrdock, Charlestown. Calvin F. Stanley, Kingfield, Me. Henry 11. Whidden, Fisherville, N.H.-9. LADIES.

Augusta Bunker, Nantucket. L. l{oberta Capen. Stoughton. Lucy W. Cain. Hingham. Edith S. Copeland. W. Bridgewater. Florence L. Crocker. Bri~zewater. Alice E. Cutter. Jaffrey, .N .H. Elizabeth H. Hutchinson, New Bedford.

Addie J. Goodhue. Hyde Parle Helen M. Kimball. New Portland. Ama P. Parker. Stoneham. [Me. }Iary E. Heed. 3Iiddleborough. Eliza M. Reed. Stow. Caroline B. Thacher, Bridgewater. Addie L. 'l'hompson, Stoneham. Rachel 1. Upham, Stoughton. -15.

Senior Class. GENTLEMEN.


Walter R. Hussey. Nantucket. Tilson A. )Iead. Hingham. Willard E. Jones. Rockville. Charles O. Tumer. South Bostou. Frank IlL Weis, Bosto'n. - 5. LADIES.

Ella F. Ball. Hollis. ~ .R. Mary E. Barnes. Hardwick. Eunice P. Barrett. Chelsea. Cora 1. Bates. Braintree. Alice E. Bodfish. W. Barnstable. Mabel Bryant, E. Bridgewater. Annie B. Carroll. Dedham Jennie C. Carroll. Dedham. Hannah III. Costigan. Fall River. Elizabeth H, Cotting. Lowell. .Martha Donaghy. New Bedford. Jennie S. Edson, E. Bridgewater. Clara A. Emerton. Lewiston. Maine. Hattie A. French, Peterboroug-h, N.H. llenrietta T. Hamblin, W. Falmouth. Amelia Hearsey, Charlestown.

Jessie K. Hill, orwood Elsie -;\1. Kelley, E. Dennis. Isabelle C. lGngman, Brockton. Ellen G. IIIcDonnell, Quincy. C. Adelaide Mason, Medfield. Clara 1. lIfetcalf, St. Louis. Clara L. Oyler. Black Hawk. Col. Edith Paine, E. Bridgewater. Caroline M. Sayer, New Bedford. Susan True. Salisbury. Clara S. Vincent, New Bedford. Salome A. Waite. Stamford, Conn. Emma F. 'Wheelock, Norwood. • Lncinda "Y. Whorf, Provincetown. Mary B. A. Wight, Uedfield Hattie B. Rice, Newton, L. Falls. -32.


Sub-Senior Class. GENTLEMEN.


Henry L. Armes, Woodstock, COlln. Henry M. Cole, Brid~ewater. Maynard B. CopeJanu, Norton. Haml1lond T. Fletcher, Littleton. lIenry B. Worth.

~elson Freeman, Milton, N.S. Artemas H. Hobart, Bridgewater. John C. Lyeth, Martinsburg, W. Va. Charles W. Robinson, E. Sandwich. Nantucket. -9.


Elizabeth C. Baker. Yarmouth Port. lrene C. Ohipman. Rehoboth. Myra E. Clarke, Holbrook. Hattie A. Corthell. South Abington. Sllsall E. Crane, Hanover. Sarah R. Darnon, N. cituate. .Julia L. Harding. Truro.

Jane M. Hart. N. Dartmouth. Alice C. Phinney. Barnstable. Elizabeth A. Savage, Bridgewater. Elnora F. Sawtelle, Nantucket. Caroline E. Southwick, Grantville. Clara B. Springer., New Bedford. Sara E. Wilbar. Bridgewater. -14.

Ex-Junior Class. GENTLEMEN.

William ll. Alden. Bridgewater. :Uarcellus D. Bames. Lee, Me. Charles N. Bentley. UpperStewiacke, William H. Burns. Lowell. [N .S. Lawrence Copelanu, Norton. I Francis A. Gray, Dauversport. I

Albert D. Handy, S. Boston. Shuje lsawa, Tokei, Japan. Charles H. Sears, W. Brewster. Waldo H. Stone, Brockton. George Symonds, Wolfboro', N H. Moung Tway, Bassein, Burmab.-12


llelen K. Anurews. Bridgewater. ~arah J. Austin. New Bedforu. Mary I~. Balcom, Freetown. Oornelia Bancroft, Reading. Carrie P. Bursley. '\T. Bal'llstable. Annie L. Clcare, Bridgewater. lda M. Clement, Great Falls, N.H. lIelen A. Davis, Fall Hiver. Josephine C. Flao¡g. Doyel', N.H. Annie C. Hart. .New Bedford. :Hary B. Hathaway. Fall River. Sarah E lIolbrook. ::;tonghton. Annie L. Kendall, Brockton. Clam C. Leonard. Middleborough. Emma V. Levi, Ne',' Bedford. :'Irary M. Macy, New Bedford.

Amanda L. )Iartin, Newton Centre. Orpah L. Maxim. N. Rochester. Katie L. Morse, Norwood. Helen M. Packard. Brockton. Charlotte E. Page, Stoughton. Annie )1. Pierce, Stoughton. Elizabeth A. Rausch, Brookliue. Lizzie C. Hichardson. Winchester. Estelle Redington. PelTY, Me. Mary L. ::;tinchiield, Reading. Emma L. Thomas, S. Carvel'. Mary E. Thompson, Fall River. Sara J. Walkel', BridO'ewater. Alice F. Wilbur, Brid'gewater. Helen \V. \\'inslow, Freetown. Evelyn S. Wordell, N. Dartmouth, -32.



Junior Class. GENTLEMEN.

Joseph Belcher, 2d, llolbrook. "'allace C. Boyden, Bridgewater. Cyrus B. Collins. Rockland. A. Frank Conwell. Provincetown. William Cronelly, Bridgewater. David G. Eldridge, Jr.. Yarm'th Port. George H. Hastings, Lnnenburg.

Albert E. IIeard, Weston. William D Jackson, Bridgewater. Edwin F. Kimball, Winchester. Holden'!'. Moore, Raynham. Fred H. Morton, Reading. Louis D. Washburn. N. Perry, Me. Samnel Dyer..Jr., '1'ruro.-14.


Mabelle Almy, Somerville. Maria L. Anderson, W. Windham. Sarah L. Arnold. N. Abington. [N.H. Mary 1. Ashley, New Bedford. Carrie C. Ballou, Stoughton. Ida M. Blaikie. Somerville. Annie E. Carnes. Attleborongh. Angie C. Damon. Marshfield. Ida M. Daniels, Charlestown. Alice A. Deering. Denmark. j)'Ie. Fannie J. Delano. Fairhaven. Sarah E. Drew, Bridgewater. Mary B. Titcomb, W.

Edith j)[. Gibbs. Brio-hton. Florence'V Harris.~. Bridgewater. Margaret Lane, Brewster. Florence H. Lund. Bridgewater. Abbie A. j)Iills. Brockton. Lucy B. :Mills, Lawrence. :Uary V. Morse, Quincy. Hattie E. Noyes, Hampstead. N.II. l\nnieE. Oglevee, Springneld. Ohio. Marietta Shennan. Dartmouth. Carrie F. Spear, Quincy. Mary N. Taylor. Germantown, Pa. Windham.N II. -25.

Summary. Advanced Course. Senior Clas~. Sub-Senior Class. Ex-.Jllnio~路 Class. .Jnnior Clas!'. Nnmber of pupils in attenc1auce the preseut terlll: Ladies. 118; Total. 167.


3i. 23. 4-1. 3D.

Geutlcmen. 49;

Xumber of different pupils during the past year: Gentlemen. 60; Ladies, 141 : Total. 201.

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nlS institutiou is oue of the nve ~tate X orillal Schools uuder the direction of the .arassachusetts Board of Edncatiou. It was established by the Commonwealth. with the co-operation of the citizens of Bridgewater, allli the first class was received Bcvtember IJ, 1840. The nunJber of diiferent pupils since its establislunent has been two thousand three hundred ten; of these, thirteen hnndred fifty-two have completed the prescribed course of study. aud receiveu certificates or diplomas.

f;oltditiolti oj .JldIllMiiOlt. Gentlemen applying for au mission lIlust 1le at least Sl'veuteeu years of agc; ladies, sixteen. Candidates must present a satisfactory certilicate of good character; must declare t!leir full intcntion of faithfully observing the ,.~ ulations of the chool while members of it. and uf afterwarus teaching in the jJublic schools of ~Iassachusetts;* and UlllSt pass a satisfactory examination iu Heading, Spelling, Writing, Arithmetic, Geography, the History of the United Btates, and English Grammar. A greater age and higher attainments than those prescribed, with SOIl1C experience in tcaching, make the conrse of stuuy in the school much morc valuable to the pupil. These 1'equi1'ements will be st1'ictl!J enj'ul'red. The next exarninatiul! j'01' adrnission takes place on TUE~DAY. Septernbe1' 5. 1876, beginnin{J at nine o'clock, A.)1.

'lJeil,g1t oj lIle !!5cltaol. The de ign of the .N orillal School is strictly profe~sional; that is, to preparc, in the best possible manner, the pupils for the work of organizing, governing, aud teaching thc pnblic Schools of the Commonwealth. To this end, there must be' the most thorough knowledge; ji1'st, of the branclws of learning reqnircd to lJe taught in the schools; alld second, of the best methods of teaching thuse branches.

J!5ko.l'fel' Bowlie oj x?5tttd!J. Thc Board of Edncation, hy a vote passed January !J, 11-166, prescribed the following course of study fur the State XorUlul ~chools : j.


dille of the course extends through a period of two yeal":;,3.t1d is divitlt'd into terms of twenty weeks each. with daily tW:s::-iOlld of noL Ic~s than the hOUI~. nve dayd each W("CK."

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:FIRST 'l'ERJI. -1. Arithmetic. oral and written. begun. 2. Geometry, begun. 3. Chemistry. 4. Grammar, and Aualysis of English Langua~e. SECOND 'l'ERlII. - 1. Arithmetic, completed; Algebra, begun. 2. Gcometry, completed; Geography and IIistory, begun. 3. Physiology and IIygiene. 4. Grammar and Analysis. corlJpleted. 5. Lessons twice a week in Botany and Zoology. THIRD 'l'ER3I. -1. Algebra. completed; Book-keeping. 2. Geography and History, completed. 3. Xatural Philosophy. 4. Rhetoric and English Literature. 5. Lessons twice a week in Mineralogy and Gcology. FOURTH TERilI. -1. Astronomy. 2. Mental and Moral Scicnce. including the Principles and Art of Reasoning. 3. 'l'heory and Art of Teachiug. including: (1.) Principles and Methods of Education. (2.) School Organization and Government. (3.) School Laws of ::'lIassachusetts. (4.) The Civil Polity of ")Iassaclll1setts and the United States . •. In connection with the foregoing, constant and careful attention to be given throughout the course to Drawing and Delineations on the blackboard; Yocal llIusic; Spelling, with derivations and dcfinitions; Reading, including analysis of sounds and vocal gymnastics; and Writing. " The Latin and French languages may be pursued as optional studies, but not to the neglect of the English course. .. General exercises in Composition, Gymnastics, Object Lessons, etc., to be conducted in such a manner and at such times as the Principal shall deem best. .• Lectures 011 the different branches pursued, and on related topics, to be given by gentlemen from abroad, as the Board of Yisitors shall direct, and also by the teachers and more advanced scholars. " The order of the studies in the course may be varied in spccial cases, with the approval of the Visitors."

Jldl1Ctllced fJa.ttI~~e. A supplemental course of study, oC0upyiug two years, is provided for the g-raduates of the shor·ter course who desire to prepare themselves for the higher departments of teaching, which includes the Latin, French and German languages, the higher llIathematics, and the other branches required to be taught in the Iligh ~chools of the State. Pupils who. on entering the school, have in view the completion of this higher course, may take a part of its studies in counection with a part of thc branches in the shorter course. and in this way, at the end of four years. be prepared to graduate frolll both courses simultaneously. This arrange-



ment gives the students the benefit of the study of the languages iu counection with the study of the other branches of the course. (haduates of the School who may desire to take the Advanced Coul'se al'e l'equested to communicate with the Principal as early as possible. Gmduates fl'om this COUl'se aI'e in special demand fOl' the best positions. An Advanced Class will be formed 'at the opening of next term.

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'rhe ends chiefly aimed at in this school are. the acquisition of the necessary knowledge of the Principles and Methods of Education, and of the various branches of study. the attainment of ~kill in thc art of teaching, and the general devclopment of the mental powers. From the beginning to the end of the course. all studies are conducted with especial reference to the best ways of teaching them. Recitations. however excellent, are not deemed satisfactory. unless every pupil is able to teach others that which he has himself learned. In eYery study the pupils in turn occupy tcmporarily the place of teacher of their classmates. and are subjected to their criticisms as well as those of their regular teacher. During the Senior term. object lessons are given to classes of primary school children. so that every pupil obtains. before graduatiug. considerable experience in teaching children to observe, think. and give expression to thought. All the studies are conducted upon the topica I plan. Text-books are nsed. only as book8 of reference. The committing of text-books to memory is avoided, the students being trained to depend upon objects of thought rather than words. Students are expected to govern themselves; to do without compulsion what is required, and to refrain voluntarily from all improprieties of conduct. Those who are unwilling to conform cheerfully to the known wishes of the Principal and his Assistants, are presnmed to be unfit 路to become teachers. It is not decmed necessary to awaken a feeling of emulation. in order to induce the scholars to perform their duties faithfully. Faithful attention to duty is encouraged for its own sake, and not for the purpose of obtaining certain marks of credit.

Examinations, both oral and written. are llIade each terlll in every study. and the result in each must be satisfactory to enable the pupil to advance to the studics next in order. Only those ]Jupils who have satisfactorily passcd all the examinations in the prescribed course of study receive the diploma of the Institution. The dcmand for graduates of both sexes, to fill good positions in the public schools, is greater than the school can at present supply.




This in~titution has a valuable LIBl{ARY of works for g-eneral reference and reading, to which the pupils h~ve daily access. Te.£t-books in nearly all the ?'equi?'ed studies aloe furnished to stue/ents without eha?·ye. It also has ApPARATUS, excellent in quality, for the illustration of the more important principles in the physical sciences. It has a CABINET of miucrals and other specimens used in teaching Xaturaillistory. The LABORATORY has been enlarged and furnished, so that each member of the class has a place at the chemical tables, and all perform experiment at the same time. The AnT ROOM is handsomely fitted up and furnished with the best kind of furniture and instruments, with a large number of the finest examples of casts, models, and flat copies, affording excellent facilities for tcaching in the various departments of dra"'iug, and furnishing a constant study of art to the members of the School.

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The CHOOL-YEAR is divided into two terms of twenty weeks each, including a recess of one week neal' the milldIe of the term. The present term will close on Thursday, June 29,1870, with public exercises of Examination and Graduatiou, commencing at 90} o'clock, A.U.

1876_ Biennial Convention of Bridgewater Normal Association, Friday, June 30, 1876. VACATION NINE WEEKS. Fall Term commences, Tuesday, September 5. Recess, - Thanksgiving Week. Fall Term closes, Tuesday, January 23, 1877. VACATION THREE WEEKS. Spring Term commences, - Tuesday, February 13, 1877.


gcltoot &e2lflrtfioIlJ. Pupils are expected to attend public worship on the Sabbath, at any church they may select. At least one hour of exercise in the open ail' is required each day, weather and health permitting. All study hours. at home and at school. are to be spcnt quietly. and 1/'ithout communication. The hour for retiring is not later than ten o'cloc!.; at all seasons of the year. Pupils must c1eYote a propel' amount of time to sleep. Seven hours of undisturbed repose is the minimum. 'nreasonable rising and study will be regarded as ~ violatiou 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 from the Principal.




The State has erected upon thc school premises a very pleasant and nOlllmodions Boarding Hall, which will accommodate all the pupils who desire board. Two students occupy one room. Each roolll has two closets. is carpeted. suppliell with furniturc. including mattress and pillows, heated by steam, ligbted by gas, anll thoroughly Ycntilat,pcl. One wing of the hall is occupied hy the o'entlemen. The Hall is under the charge of the Principal. who resides in the house and boards with the students. No pains are sparcd to make the IIall in eyery respect a home for the pupils. It bas a beautiful location, aud eyery room is pleasant. A Reading Room. snpplied with newspapers. periodicals, and some of the best Hew books. and a GymnasiulU. are provided for the daily use of the students. The Hall was bniIt and furnished by the State. The boarders art' to pay the current expenses. which include board, fuel, light, washing. and the expense of keeping tbe Hall and its fnrniture in good condition. The aim is. to make these expenses not more than $80 a tenD, or . 4 a week. for gentlemen; and for liulies 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 cents a week additional. The p:Jpense thus fm' has not exceeded the sum sppc(fied.


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PA DIENTS. - :;;lelO for each gentlcman, and $37.50 for each lady, at the beginuing of the tcrm; and the sanlC a1nount for eaeh at tIle mil!dle of thp term. Thc object of this payment ill advance is. to secure the purchase of supplies at wholesale cash prices, thereby saving to earh boarder much more than the interest of the money advanced. FURKITURE. - Each boarder is rel[uirp(] to bring bedding. towels, napkins aud napkin-ring. am! clothes bags. Each occupa:nt will want, ordinarily, foul' pillow cases. threc sheets, two blankets or their equivalent, alll! one coverlet for a double bed. It is required thnt ever}' article which goes to the laundry be distinctly and indelibly ularked "ith the owner's nan Ie. Pupils living on the line of the railroad, and wishing to boai'll at home, can obtain tickets for the tenll at reduced rates.

TClTIOK l~ FREE to all who cOluply witlJ the condition of teaching in the schools of Massachusetts. wherever they may have previously resided. l'upLs who fail to comply "ith this condition are charged a reasonable snm for tuition, A fpc of . '2 OU is paid by each pupil at the beginning of the â&#x20AC;˘ term, for incidental expeuses, For the assistance of those studpnts who are unable to meet the expenses of the course ofinstrnction in the school, the :::;tate makcs an anllllal appropriatioll, one half of which is distributed at the close of each tpl'lll among pnpils frol11 ilIassaehusetts who merit and need the aid, in SUIllS varying according' to the tlistance of their residences froD! Bridgewater, but' not exceeding ill any case $1.50 a week. This aid is Hot fm'nished during the first term ot' attendance. It is expected that those who do not complete the prescribed eOlll'Se of stlldy, and those who do not teach in the pnblic schools of Massachnsetts will refund any Hmount they havc rec('ived from the bOllnty of thr State. .\pplications for this aid are to be madc to the Prineipal in writing.

Announcmnent. The Biennial Convention of the Bridgewater Normal Association will be held on Friday, June 30, 1876. EDWIN P. SEAVER, Head Master of the English High School, Boston, will deliver the address.

Catalogue and Circular of the State Normal School, Bridgewater, Mass., Spring/Summer Term, 1876  

Catalogue and Circular of the State Normal School at Bridgewater, Mass. Eighty-Seventh Term. Spring and Summer Term, 1876

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