AND o„„^^ ^^ OF
AND SUMMER TERM,
Register for the Spring and
BOARD OF EDUCATION. 1^ His Excellency, The Governor.
His Honor, The Lieutenant Governor.
Phipps, Esq., Lowell.
William Rice, A. M.,
Hon. Emory Washburn, LL.D., Cambridge. Rev. William A. Stearns, D. D., Amherst.
Hon. Joseph White, A. M.,
Hon. John D. Philbrick, A. M., Boston.
David H. Mason,
Rev. Jasies F. Clare:e, D. D., West Roxbury.
Marshall, A. M., Somerville.
Rev. Samuel C. Jackson, D.D., Assistant Sec'y.
George B. Emerson, LL.
BiRDSEY G. Northrop, A. M., Agent.
BOARD OF VISITORS. John
Hon. Joseph White, A. M.
Marshall, A. M.
Hon. John D. Philbrick, A. M.
George B. Emerson, LL. D.
INSTRUCTORS. Alpheus Crosby ,S a. M., Principal.
William Russell, A. M., Instructor
Ellen M. Dodge.
Rev. Birdsey G. Northrop, A. M., Lecturer
on Mental Philosophy.
Josephine A. Ellery.
Brown, Teacher of Music.
Sharp, Esq., Lecturer on Chemistry.
M. D., Lecturer on Anatomy, Physiology, and Health. S,
Sanborn Tenney, A. M., Lecturer on Geology and Mineralogy. Frederic
Qlbnanccb Ella G. Page, Gloucester.
Louise F. Parsons, East Glo)icester.
Marzette H. Coburn, Dracut.
Mary Ann Dotey, Manchester, N. H.
Sophia 0. Driver, Salem.
Marcia L. Duley, Annisquam, Gloucester.
Caroline A. Pitkin, Winchendon.
Emily R. Pitkin, Winchendon.
Gregg, Derry, N. H.
Ella F. Hay,
West Auburn, Me.
Addie M. Spinney, Charlestown.
Augusta, M. Howe, Somerville.
Helen M. Hunt, Lowell.
Elsie A. Woodward, Keene, N. H.
Helen L. Abbott, North Andover.
Clara B. French, Greenville,
Annie E. Friend, Gloucester.
Eleanor E. Boies,
Katharine T. Fuller, North Andover.
Augusta A. Brown, Newburyport.
Rebecca B. Gove, Weare, N. H.
D. Coburn, Pelham, N. H.
Caroline W. Graves, North Reading.
Maria A. Holt, Keene, N. H.
Lucy M. James,
Deerfield Centre, N. H.
Sarah F. Daniels, South Danvers.
Julia T. Jellisou, North Ellsworth, Me.
Sarah A. Dewing, North Chelsea.
Sarah C. Fiske, Lowell.
Olive A. Leggett, North Andover.
Helen M. Titcomb, Newburyport.
Perkins, Lynnfield Centre.
Sophia M. Pike, Newburyport.
H. Proctor, South Danvers.
Iitnior Martha E. Abbott, North Reading.
liUcy E. Bacheller,
Martha E. Whittredge, Hamilton. Helen Willson, Como,
Sarah L. Woodberry, Beverly.
Sarah P. Sanborn, Lawrence.
Gertrude E. Allen,
Eliza S. Tufts,
Louise A. P. White, Salem.
Adelaide C. Plumley,
West Concord, N. H.
Lavina Barnard, West Charleston, Vt.
Anna M. Holmes, Ipswich. Mary E. Hutchinson, Middleton.
Elizabeth T. Blaney,
A. Bryant, Stoneham.
H. James, Deerfield Centre, N. H.
Rosa G. Jarard, Gay Head, Chilmark. Susan Jordan, Poland, Me.
Rosanna A. Burnham, Essex.
Eleanor M. Butler, Bedford.
Martha A. Lakeman, Hallowell, Me.
Eliza C. H. Coburn, Pelham, N. H.
Harrietta C. Critchett,
M. Mann, Salem.
Esther L. Merriam, North Tewksbury.
Delia A. Curtis, Northborough.
Caroline M. Osborne, South Danvers.
Emeline M. Dickinson, West Townsend.
Alice H. Packard,
M. Emilio, Salem. D. Esty,
Sarah A. Phelps, Middleton. Julitta E. Prescott,
E. Richardson, Lowell.
Helen C. Frye, Lowell.
Imogene A. Rowe, Stoneham.
Caroline A. Fuller, Salem.
Ellen P. Sibley, Salem.
H. Gage, Methuen.
Charlotte E. Stephenson,
Susan M. Glover, Salem.
Joanna Thompson, Roxbury.
Charlotte Goding, North Livermore, Me.
Sarah W. Tompkins, Lawrence.
Julia A. Goodwin, Boston.
Helen M. Hastings, North Chelsea.
of Students in attendance during the Term,
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL.. ..SALEM, MASS.
This Institution was established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with the
Salem and the Eastern Railroad Company, for the
liberal co-operation of the City of
Common and High
direct preparation of Female Teachers to instruct in the
quired by law.
under the charge of the State Board of Education, and of a special
During the period that has elapsed since the reception of the
Class in September, 1854, seven hundred and ninety-nine Ladies have been
hundred and forty-three have received diplomas,
upon the honorable completion of the prescribed course of study.
The School Year ruary and the
S" c r in s
divided into two Terms, commencing
containing twenty weeks of study,
with a week's recess near the middle of the Term.
The present Term Tuesday, July
these Exercises, which will at other times that
with Exercises of Examination and Graduation, on
Friends of Education are respectfully invited to attend
at 9 o'clock, A.
also to visit tlie School
suit their convenience.
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Candidates for admission must be at least sixteen years of age; must present a satisfactory certificate
of good moral character;
observing the regulations of the School during their connection with
and of afterwards teaching in the public
pass a satisfactory examination in Reading, Spelling, Defining, Writing, Arithmetic,
English Grammar, Geography, the History of the United States, and Algebra (through
Equations of the First Degree with
higher attainments than those prescribed, with some experience in teaching, render the course of study in the Institution
for admission takes place
on Wednesday, the
day of each term,
or as soon after that hour as the Candidates
at 8 o'clock, A. M.,
able to arrive.
in extraordinary cases,
later in the term.
St iitJf es. These are of two kinds
professional, which are prescribed for
the members of the School; and those that are more general in their character, which are pursued as the students
several grades of public schools.
" Blanches for all
of Learning" prescribed
latter are divided into three classes for all public schools; II. for
of the second class.
Philosophy, History, and Art of Education in
departments; including General Principles and Methods of Instruction, Mental and
Moral Philosophy, School Laws, School Organization and Government, &c. Principles and Best Methods of Instruction, both elementary and more advanced,
several branches of school study.
Exercises in Teaching, for the illustration and application of these Principles and
Methods; and other Exercises, both Oral and Written,
for cultivating that
propriety of thought and expression which are so essential to the teacher's success.
Observation and practice in other schools are also recommended, and the former, to
some extent, required.
"Orthography, Reading, Writing, English Grammar,
Geography, Arithmetic, the History of the United States, and Good Behavior;" and also
"Algebra, Vocal Music, Drawing, Physiology, and Hygiene," (which, in the
words of the law, â€˘mittee
shall be taught in all the public schools in
which the School Com-
a recent statute, "Agriculture" has been added to
* Ladies designing
to teach in
paying; S^"^ ^ terra for tuition.
other States or in private schools
be admitted by
General History, Book-keeping, Surveying, Geometry, Natural Philoso-
phy, Chemistry, Botany, the Civil Polity
Commonwealth and of
and the Latin Language."
" The Greek and French Languages, Astronomy, Geology, Rhetoric,
Logic, Intellectual and Moral Science, and Political
Economy."— See General
of Mass., chap. 38, §§ 1, 2.
who approve Studies of the
successfully completed the Professional Studies of the School,
receive the First
competent to instruct in the General
Diploma of the School.
Those who also show
themselves well acquainted with the General Studies of the second class, and with the
French Language, receive the Second Diploma special Certificate
while for the remaining studies a
So far as practicable, the needed acquaintance with these
General Studies, especially with those of the
should be acquired by students
before their admission to the School.
The prescribed Course of Study but pupils
for the first
Diploma estends through two years
enter in advance, whenever their examination
shows that they can
do this advantageously.
Institution has already a valuable supply,
through donation, of these
material aids of education, which are so important for
success, (the Libra-
ry containing, in works for general reference and reading, and in text-books, more than seven thousand volumes.)
them ampler accommodations, the School
Building has been enlarged, and now presents room cabinet-cases, ality of its
which the School must rely
for long ranges of book-shelves chiefly
upon the continued
Friends and the Friends of Education, especially of those who appreciate
the claims of Higher Female Education with particular reference to the
work of educa-
* Full preparation for instructing in these branches is regarded as requirinp: an elementary acquaintance with Geometry with the Natural Sciences, both philosophical and descriptive with the History and Etymology of the English Language and with ;
t Contributions of books and pamphlets
and chemical and of other articles appropriate to an Educational Museum, will be gratefully received, and will make an important addition to the means of usefulness which the Institution already for the Library, of philosophical
apparatus, of minerals, plants, shells, and
of natural history,
School Committees and Superintendents will confer a special favor by sending copies of
Annual Reports and other educational documents; and Instructors in Institutions of every grade, by sending copies of their Catalogues and Circulars. their
8 3E);penses, Tuition
free to those Avho
comply with the condition of teaching in the public
schools of Massachusetts,
paid by each pupil at the beginning of the term, for incidental expenses.
The text books required are mostly furnished without charge from the School Library. It is
recommended, however, that the pupils should bring with them,
the text books which they have already studied ;
reference and comparison,
should especially be provided with a Dictionary
The price which or separate prices,
commonly paid by
for purposes of
the pupils for board, (not including washing,
lights,) is, at present, $2.75 per week.
will probably be
the advance of other
somewhat more next term.
For the assistance of those who would
even the light expenses of the School bur-
densome, the Commonwealth makes an annual appropriation of a thousand
half of this
distributed at the close of each term,
merit and need the aid, in sums varying according to the
distance of their residence from Salem, and their necessary expenses in attending the School, but not exceeding in any case $1.50 per week.
In this distribution, the
thirteen weeks of a pupil's connection with the School are not reckoned, unless she
enters prepared to complete the prescribed course of study in less than two years.
rendered, in cases of special merit and need, from the income of the
bequest of Nathaniel
which the School
indebted to the munificent
Bowditch, Esq., of Brookline.
Through the bounty of Thomas Lee, Esq., of Boston, awards are made,
of seventy-five dollars a year, for excellence in Reading.
At the beginning of the next term, awards admission
be made to those candidates for
special excellence in the introductory examinations
In Arithmetic and Algebra, to the amount of one hundred dollars.
In Orthography, through the bounty of Leander Wetherell, Esq., of Boston.
In Reading, through the bounty of Thomas Lee, Esq.
Salem, July, 1864.
ANNOUNCEMENT. The Next Term of the State Normal School at Salem, Mass., will commence with un Examiuiition of Candidates for admission,
tember 7th, 1864. This Institution
who may wish
direct preparation for the
Public Schools of Massachusetts, Tuition
Ladies not less than
Text books are mostly furnisiied from the Library of the School.
ent, $2.75 per
sixteen years of age, (without limit as to iilacc of resi-
â€” NEXT and other
tributed to pupils
the State Appropriation
more than $1500 are annually
who merit and need
pursue a Com-sc of Study in
of teaching in
For Circulars, or further information, address
intend to teach in the
Salem Observer Press.