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Tower's Gradual Primer.

My First School Book," continued as a Spellingbook.

Combination of numbers, so as readily to find the page in any book.

Marks of punctuation.


Tower's Gradual Primer.

My First School Book," completed as a Spellingbook.

The letters used for numbers to be taught as they occur in the captions of the reading lessons.

All the Numerals and Abbreviations on page 56 of My First School Book to be learned.


Bumstead's "Second Reading Book."
"Spelling and Thinking combined," commenced.
"North American Arithmetic,

The Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication Tables, to be learned, and Practical Questions in these Rules attended to.


Bumstead's Third Reading Book.
New Testament.
"Spelling and Thinking combined," completed.
North American Arithmetic," completed.

The Scholars in this class must be familiar with Practical Questions in all of the first four rules of Arithmetic.

SECT. 13. No scholars are to be promoted from one class to another till they are familiar with all the lessons of the class from which they are to be transferred, except for special reasons satisfactory to the Sub-Committee.


Regulations of the Grammar Schools.

Second grade.

SECTION 1. These schools form the second grade in the system of public instruction established in this City.

The following are their names, locations, and dates of establishment.




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1–Eliot School,
2-Franklin School,
3-Mayhew School,
4-Hawes School,
5-Boylston School,
6- Bowdoin School,
7-Hancock School,
8–Wells School,
9—Winthrop School,
10–Lyman School,
11–Lawrence School,
12—Brimmer School,
13—Phillips School,
14Dwight School,
15—Quincy School,
16—Bigelow School,
17—Chapman School,
18-Adams School,

North Bennet St.
Washington St.
Hawkins St.
South Boston,
Fort Hill,
Myrtle St.
Richmond Place,
Blossom St.
Tremont St.
East Boston,
South Boston,
Common St.
W. Centre St.
Springfield St.
Tyler St.
South Boston,
East Boston,
East Boston,

For Boys,

1713 For Girls,

1785 For Boys,

1803 For Boys,

1811 For Boys and Girls, 1819 For Girls,

1821 For Girls,

1822 For Girls,

1833 For Girls,

1836 For Boys and Girls, 1837 For Boys and Girls, 1844 For Boys,

1844 For Boys,

1844 For Boys and Girls, 1844 For Boys,

1847 For Girls,

1849 For Boys and Girls, 1849 For Boys and Girls, 1856

In these schools are taught the common branches of an English education. They are organized on two different plans.

SECT. 2. First Plan. In the Dwight School house there are two entirely distinct schools, one for Boys

First plan.

and the other for Girls, each under the control of a master and separate instructors.

In the schools organized on this plan, each department shall be instructed by a master, a head assistant, and three or more female assistants, or by a master, usher, a head assistant, and one or more female assistants.

Second Plan. The Adams, Bigelow, Bowdoin, Boyls- Second Plan. ton, Brimmer, Chapman, Eliot, Franklin, Hancock, Hawes, Lawrence, Lyman, Mayhew, Phillips, Quincy, Wells, and Winthrop Schools, are each under the charge of one head master, who has the direction of the school.

The Boys' Schools organized on this plan, shall each be instructed by a master, a sub-master, an usher, a head assistant, and three or more female assistants.

The Girls' Schools organized on this plan, shall each be instructed by a master, and a head assistant for each story in the building, and three or more female assistants.

Any existing exceptions to the foregoing organizations, authorized by special votes of the Board, shall remain until otherwise ordered. SECT. 3. Each school shall be allowed a teacher Number of pu

pils to a teacher. for every sixty pupils on the register, and an additional female assistant may be appointed whenever there are thirty scholars above the complement for the teachers already in the school, if the District Committee deen it expedient; and whenever the number of pupils on the register shall be reduced to thirty less than such complement, one female assistant may be removed from such school, if the District Committee recommend it.

SECT. 4. Any pupil may be admitted into the Gram-Qualifications mar Schools, who, on examination by the master, or the Grammar any of his assistants, shall be found able to read at first sight, easy prose; to distinguish and name the marks of punctuation; to perform mentally such simple

for admission to


Examination of primary schol. ars for

mar School.

questions in Addition, Subtraction, and Division, as are found in Part First of Emerson's North American Arithmetic; to answer readily to any proposed combination of the Multiplication Table, in which neither factor exceeds ten; to read and write Arabic numbers containing three figures, and the Roman numerals as far as the sign of one hundred; and to enunciate, clearly and accurately, the elementary sounds of our language. And no pupil who does not possess these qualifications, shall be admitted into any Grammar School, except by special permit of the District Committee.

SECT. 5. Within the two weeks preceding the first tion to Gram- Monday in March annually, the master of each Gram

mar School shall visit each Primary which is expected to send pupils to his school, and he shall examine the first class in each of said schools, and shall give certificates of admission to the Grammar School to such as he may find qualified in accordance with the foregoing requirements. But in the month of July annually, each teacher in the Primary Schools shall accompany her first class to such Grammar School house in the vicinity as the master may designate, when he and his assistants shall examine the candidates for admission to the Grammar School, in presence of their instructors, and shall give certificates to those who are found to be properly qualified. If, however, the parent or guardian of any applicant not admitted on the examination of the master, is dissatisfied with his decision, such person may appeal to the District Committee for another examination of said applicant.

SECT. 6. Pupils admitted from the Primary Schools ing pupils to

are expected to enter the Grammar Schools on the first Monday of March and of September; but all other applicants residing in the District, found on examination, qualified in all respects, may enter the Grammar

Times of admit


Schools by applying to the master at the school house, on Monday morning of any week when the schools are in session. Pupils regularly transferred from one Grammar School to another, may be admitted at any time, on presenting their certificates of transfer, without an examination.

Sect. 7. In assigning lessons to boys to be studied out of school out of school hours, the instructors shall not assign a longer lesson daily than a boy of good capacity can acquire by an hour's study, but no out-of-school lessons shall be assigned to girls, nor shall the lessons to be studied in school be so long as to require a scholar of ordinary capacity to study out of school in order to learn them.

SECT. 8. The recess of all the schools shall take Recesses. place as nearly as may be at the expiration of one-half of each school session, but in schools where there are two departments, there shall be an interval of fifteen minutes between the times of recess of the departments.

SECT. 9. Each school or department of a school shall be divided into four classes. Each class shall be divided into two or more sections, each of which sections shall pursue the studies, and use the textbooks assigned to its class; but whenever it shall appear that a section of a lower class has in any particular branch of study made the attainments requisite for promotion to a higher class, at a period earlier than the regular time for general promotion, then such section may, at the discretion of the master, and with the approval of the Committee, enter upon the study of one of the text-books prescribed for the next higher class.

SECT. 10. The books and exercises of the several classes in the boys' schools shall be as follows:

Class 4. No. 1. Swan's Spelling Book. 2. Tower's Text-books.

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