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— Key. C. M. SELLECK, Principal — NORWALK, Conn.

This School is situated in Norwalk, Connecticut. Bordering on Long Island Sound, and on the line of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, this place is about forty-four miles from New York, with which City there is frequent communication.

The Academy was first opened in 1855, commencing with six pupils. For some twelve years past the average yearly number of pupils has been about one hundred.

The main building is 30X100 feet, and there are in addition to this a spacious dwelling and two cottages. The grounds consist of 35 acres, including farm lands, gardens, school campus, and ball grounds.

The school has two terms of about five months each; the winter session beginning in November, and the summer session in May. This arrangement — a special feature — throws the vacations into April and October; and there is no recess during the warm weather. The long summer vacations, so general elsewhere, are in this way avoided; and with them, their unavoidable results of studies forgotten and discipline relaxed.

The school is situated in a beautiful rural region, two miles from I^ong Island Sound and on the banks of an estuary known as the Norwalk river. It enjoys pure and bracing air, and the pupils have at their command the means of healthful exercise and amusement. During the hot weather of July and August the boys rise early, devote the morning hours to their studies, and have the afternoons and evenings for recreation.

Prominent as a recreation is the school's so-called "Navy," which consists of several clubs, officered and uniformed, and taught and exercised in boating and swimming. Mr. Selleck has found this a valuable adjunct to school studies and a source of great enjoyment to the boys.

A large stage and also a wagon belong to the school for conveying parties to places of interest and resort in the country adjacent. These, with a well-furnished gymnasium, an accessible ball ground, etc., afford, in the language of the projector, '• pleasant and profitable recreation."

The department of instruction is well organized and aims to promote promptness, system, and thoroughness. Each daily session has its periods, and each period its allotted duty. The lesson is assigned, time given for studying it. needed help offered, and then a punctual and satisfactory response, on the pupil's part, is expected.

The studies apportioned to each boy are those suited to his ago and graded to his attainments. He is required to do no more than he can, but whatever is undertaken must be doue well. The standing of every scholar is noted and kept, and his future promotion based upon this record. Great pains are taken to secure efficient teaching.

A master is at the head of each subject of study, as the classics, modern languages, and mathematics. Penmanship has its separate instructor. The result is a larger amount of work done and greater thoroughness along each line of effort.

The School is represented in several Colleges of the country and in different branches of the business world. During the twenty-two years of its existence it has sent out a tide of boys into active life. Its present calendar is large and its hopes strong of doing good work in the future for the mental and moral training of Boys.

An important aim of the Institution from the start has been to secure manliness of character in connection with decided and positive religious impressions, and to this end regular and careful training in all the duties which enter into the proper life of a Christian gentleman, is especially provided for in the arrangement of this excellent and healthful Church School.

TERMS.—For Board and Tuition, Washing, etc., per annum, .... $350 00 Tuition in French, German, Drawing, and Music with use of instrument,

per session, each, 50 00

Payments—Semiannually, in advance.





Rev. F. D. BLAKESLEE, A.M., Principal.


Location.— rhi8 Academy is located on an eminence on the west shore of Narragansett Ray. The scenery is of surpassing beauty, presenting a view of both shores, and, more remotely, of various towns and cities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The healthfulness of the location is proverbial. Being in the southern section of New England, the place enjoys a climate more mild and equable than the Eastern States generally. The harbor affords facilities for salt-water bathing, and the bay gives ample opportunity for sailing and rowing. Pupils from the interior requiring a change of air may here pursue their studies under the most salutary hygienic conditions. East Greenwich is on the direct route from New York to Boston.

Bun.DiNGS And Grounds.—(See cut.) The Academy grounds contain five acres. Upon these grounds stand the Boarding Hall, Windsor House, and the Academy. The Academy building is believed to be unsurpassed in any institution of the same grade. It contains ample and commodious recitation rooms, besides parlor, office, library, reading-room, cabinet, and one of the finest seminary chapels in New England. Improvements have recently been made, amounting to over $20,000.

Instruction.—Students of both sexes will here find opportunity to pursue courses of study in the most thorough manner, in either of the following departments: Common and Higher English, Classical, Scientific, Musical, Commercial, Drawing and Painting, Elocution, Modern Languages.

Diplomas are given upon the completion of either of the graduating courses.

German is taught by one who speaks the language fluently.

The Sciences by one who has studied in Bunsen's famous laboratory in Germany.

The Pine Arts by one who has had the instruction of European masters.

The College Preparatory and English studies by able and experienced teachers. Students prepared for first-class Colleges and Universities.

The Musical Institute connected with the Academy is designed to afford superior advantages for pursuing the study of Music. This department is provided with excellent pianos, including a Chickering Grand, and a large two-manual pipe organ. Special attention is paid to voice culture.

The New England Normal Musical Institute, under the direction of Dr. E. Tourjee of Boston, holds its annual session of four weeks each summer at this Academy.

The Commercial College is designed to meet the growing demand for a thorough and practical preparation for a business life, and is believed to be in no respect inferior to the best Mercantile Colleges

Expenses for the year, including Common English, $200.00.

Calendar for 1878-79. Three Terms. Two thirteen, and one fourteen weeks. Winter Term begins December 3rd, 1878. Spring Term begins March 25th, 1879. Pall Term begins August 26th, 1879.

I&" Catalogues and circulars at the Office of Steiger's Educational Directory.

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This Institution, in its plan of education, unites all the advantages that can be derived from a punctual and conscientious care bestowed on the pupils, in every branch of science becoming to their sex. Propriety of deportment, politeness, personal neatness, and the principles or morality, are objects of unceasing assiduity.

Difference of religion is no obstacle to the admission of young ladies, provided they are willing to conform to the general regulations of the school.

All payments are to be made semi-annually in advance. No deduction will be made for partial absence or withdrawal from the Academy, unless in case of protracted illness.


Board and Tuition in English and French, §250.00 per annum.

Tuition in Music on the Piano, 60.00"

Washing of Clothes and use of Bed, 32.00"

Use of the Library, 3.00"

School Books at store prices.

The usual extra charges are made for instruction in Drawing, Painting, Singing, Foreign Languages, etc.

For further particulars, if required, apply to the Very Rev. Wsr. Qfixn, or the Mother Superior of the Convent.



This celebrated Academy for ladies and gentlemen, will open the Winter Term of its Fifty-fourth year Bee. 4th. Instruction given in the following Departments:

English, Commercial, Scientific,

College-Preparatory, Art, and Music.

A thoroughly competent Professor in charge of each Department.

Address for catalogue, etc.,

Rev. N. Fellows, A.M., Principal, "wilbraiiam, Mass.




(1.) It is desirable that the idiots whose parents have small or no means, with no time or room to spare for their education, be sent to the institutions erected and endowed for them by the States.

(2.) It is equally desirable that the idiots whose parents have some means, but no room or time to spare for their training, lie entrusted to familial institutions where they would receive individual and home-like care.

(3.) It is also desirable that families in good circumstances be offered the means of keeping and educating their idiotic child among their intelligent children. Otherwise provided for, the idiot loses more in sympathy than he can gain in instruction. On the other hand, the brothers and sisters—who have no opportunity to love him, but hear of him as of a blot on the family name, and a mortgage on the family estates—soon agree to keep him away, and trust him to the lowest bidder.

(4.) Having seen in a long practice the difference between the idiots so estranged from home and those surrounded by natural affections, I do not hesitate to advocate for such cases a home education and an individual training, the object, of which shall be not only to improve them as far as a deficient nature permits, but to make them, as far as possible, good and happy.

(5.) My experience in educating such pupils warrants me to say that this country has, more than any other, competent female teachers, who can and wiil do this work (at a too low rate of compensation) under the direction of a competent physician.

41 West 20th Street, NEW YORK;

Lnte President of the Association of Physicians for Idiots; author of Idiocy, and Us Treatment
by the Physiological Method; of A Jvianual, Of Thermometby for Mothers, Nurses, Teachers,etc.;
of A Report on Physiological Education, published by the TJ. B. Government in 1875, etc

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