This Institution was established in 1854, by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with the liberal co-operation of the City of Salem, for the education of
and of a
During the period that has elapsed since
Board of Visitors.
the reception of the
under the charge of the State Board of Education,
Class in September, 1854, two hundred
have been, members of the school
have received diplomas, upon the honorable course of
with few exceptions, have since engaged in
teaching in the schools of the Commonwealth.
Scnus The school year
one commencing on the second
Wednesday of March, and the other on the second Wednesday of September. The former
preceded by a
vacation of four weeks, and the latter by a
vacation of eight weeks.
The present term
will close with
an examination, commencing on Monday,
2 February 8th
9 o'clock, A. M.,
education are respectfully invited the school at other times that
and continuing two days.
suit their convenience.
a satisfactory certificate of good moral character
of this time as
bo required for completing the prescribed course of study,) its
regulations during their connection with
teaching in the public schools of Massachusetts
Grammar, and examined
and of afterwards
and must pass a satisfactory
Writing, Arithmetic, English
Defining, the next
of remaining in the school three consecutive terms, (or so
attend this examination, and also to visit
Candidates for admission must be at least sixteen years of age
candidates will also be
History of the United States.
The next examination
admission will take place at 10 o'clock, A. M., on
Tuesday, March 9th, the day preceding the commencement of the next term.
Except in extraordinary cases, no candidate will be
admission during the next term
examined at any other time.
free to those
who comply with the
public schools of Massachusetts, wherever they
small fee ($1.50)
condition of teaching in the
paid by each pupil at the beginning of the term, for
school has a Library of text-books for the classes, and of works for general
* Ladies desiring to teach in other States or in private schools
paying a reasonable fee
be admitted on
and reading, already amounting
the text-books which they have already
Board can be obtained per week.
however, that they should bring with them,
especially for purposes of comparison,
studied, so far as this
the students have the free use, so that they need to incur very
in respectable families in the city, at from
the lowest prices are paid, washing and separate
lights are not usually included.
For the assistance of those who would school burdensome,
find even the light expenses
Commonwealth makes an annual appropriation of a
who have been connected with
pupils from Massachusetts
the school thirteen weeks, and
who may merit and
need the aid, in sums varying according to the distance of their residence from the school, and their necessary expenses in attending
but not exceeding in any
case $1.50 per week.
Philosophy, History, and Art of Education, Physical, Intellectual, and (including Physiology and Hygiene, Mental and Moral Philosophy, Art
of Reasoning, Philosophy of Language, School Laws, School Organization and
Government, Methods of Instruction, &c, with Practical Exercises in Teaching)
Geometry and Algebra
Sources of the English Language,
attention to the Latin, French, and Anglo-Saxon)
Idioms of our Language
History, Structure and
History of English Literature, with the Critical
Study of Select Works"; Rehearsal of Select Passages, and Original Composition
Philosophy, and Astronomy
Mathematical and Physical Geography, with the
Use of Globes and Construction of Maps; General History and Chronology; History of England States
History and Polity of Massachusetts and of the United
the Studies of the
reviewed and extended, with a
investigation of their principles
of the best methods of teaching them.
These studies are pursued in part with the uso of prescribed text-books, and in
pursued with constant regard exercises are
Common and High
studies of the
wants of the teacher
and such practical
intermingled as tend most directly to preparation for the work of
the aid of books of reference.
course are arranged in distinct departments, in each of
a separate classification of the school.
pupils will be permitted to
In each department, the
as far in advance as they shall be
prepared to do, and to make as rapid and extended progress as shall consist with entire thoroughness
are conferred upon those
who honorably complete
study, and special certificates are also awarded to
the prescribed course of
Graduates, and others designing to teach
who may be prepared
are permitted to form classes for the prosecution of
any extent consistent with the general Salem,
to join them,
more advanced study,
interests of the Institution.
BOARD OF EDUCATION.
His Excellency, The Governor.
Edward Otheman, A.
Henry Wheatland, M.
The Lieutenant Governor.
Rev. Alonzo H. Quint, A. M.
Hon. Isaac Davis, LL.D., Worcester. Rev. Hosea Ballou, D. D>, Somerville.
Rev. Alonzo H. Quint, A. M., West Roxbury
Henry Wheatland, M.
INSTRUCTORS. Richard Edwards, Principal.
Ariel Parish, A. M., Springfield.
Alpheus Crosby, A. M., Principal, j
Felton, LL.D., Cambridge.
Martha Kingman, Rev. William A. Stearns, D,
Amherst/ d? ^fnJ^LIZAEETH WESTON,
Boutwell, LL.D., Secretary.
Rev. Samuel C. Jackson, D.
Hon. Thomas Klnnicutt, A. M., Treasurer.
ADVANCED Olive P. Bray,
Abbott, North Reading.
Blanchard, Teacher of Music.
Delia S. Nourse, Sterling,
Ellen M. Dodge, Salem.
Olive P. Bray.
Frances Owen, Cambridge.
Carrie L. Hunt, Salem.
Sarah R. Smith.
Poole, Keene, N.
Jennie Stickney, West Amesbury.
Ellen M. Ward,
E. Cressy, Beverly.
Lydia M. Damon, North Reading.
Martha M. Haskell, Essex.
Selina B. Bradt, Lowell.
Marianne Kent, Lowell.
Lizzie S. Brooks, Salem.
Josephine E. Mansfield, Lowell.
Sarah Ellen Brooks, Salem.
* Through September.
Annie M. lb-own, Lynn.
Chadbourne, South Maklcn.
Annie R. Chard, Gloucester.
Carrie E. lb-own, Gloucester.
Sarah F. Bushby, South Danvers.
Elizabeth Carlton, Salem.
Helen M. Carter, Beverly.
Lucy M. Cragin, Woburn. Eliza A.
Damon, North Reading.
Sarah G. Duley, Gloucester.
M. Guilford, North Reading.
Abbie R. Haskell, Gloucester.
Lucy M. Haven, Lynn.
Jane B. Jones, Gloucester. T.
Goodsoe, Kittery, Me.
Catharine Ilanlcy, Lynn.
T. Hodgkins, Gloucester.
Rozclla Eaton, North Reading.
Sarah M. Eaton, Lowell.
Alniira EldriJge, Orleans.
E. Carter, South Reading.
Eliza E. Kelley, Newton.
Helen E. Knowlton, Manchester.
Lucy A. Kimball, South Danvcrs.
Nancy A. Larkins, Byfield.
Alzira Lefavor, Salem.
Charlotte T. Little, Castine, Me.
Lizzie J. Long, Marblehead.
Julia A. Lowe, Manchester.
Sarah A. Lynde, Stoneham.
W. McKay, South Reading,
M. Alice Mansfield, Lynnfield.
Abbie M. Ober, Beverly.
Ellen P. Manson, Kittery, Me.
Henrietta C. Morrow, West Roxbury,
E. Odell, Salem.
C. Porter, Hamilton.
Isabelle S. Perry,
Augusta Putnam, Lawrence.
P. Phelps, Gloucester,
Ellen M. Pierce, Barton, Vt.
Susan H. Ropes, Salem.
Sarah E. Power, Marblehead.
Julia A. Putnam, Groton.
Sarah H. Putnam, Milford, N. H.
Mary K. Sawyer, Danversport.
N. Louisa Richardson, Rochester, N. H.
Gertrude Sheldon, Lowell.
Susan E. Snow, Salem.
Kate N. Rockwood, Newburyport.
Lydia H. Stevens, North Andover.
Eliza H. Samson, South Marshfiekl.
Carrie Augusta Torr, South
Caroline L. Sweetser, Stoneham.
Annie Winter, Gloucester. Charlotte A. Wood, Salem.
Harriet N. Stanwood, Gloucester.
H. Annie Webber, Beverly.
Caroline L. Webber, Beverly.
Marietta M. White, Littleton.
JUNIOR CLASS. Mary
E. Alley, Lynn.
of Students during the Term, 103.
fcalem Observer Press.