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The paragraphs above are from Adin Ballou's
History of the Hopedale Community, pp. 408-
409. Below is from pp. 437-438.
conducted by the subscribers, who hope, with their attainments and past experience as Teachers, to prove themselves worthy of the confidence
and patronage of their friends and the public generally. It is located in the pleasant and quiet Village of Hopedale, Milford, Mass., within two hours’
ride of Boston, Worcester and Providence.
The Design of this School is to educate in the highest and best sense of the term, and thereby so far fit those who may attend it for any useful and
truly honorable calling among men, as its purpose and facilities will allow. Its course of study will be mainly elective, reference being had to the
qualification, tastes and intended pursuit in life of the pupil. Thoroughness rather than extent – quality rather than quantity will be carefully regarded.
Particular attention will be given to the social, moral and religious influence exerted at all times upon those who may avail themselves of the
privileges hereby offered them. They will be trained to reverence truth, justice and mercy – to love God, as the Universal Father, and man as the
common brother – to observe the divine principles and practical duties of Christianity.
Physical health and comfort, so often neglected in Educational Institutions, will receive proper care. Caution and preventatives for the well, and
suitable helps and restoratives for the sick, will be faithfully administered.
The discipline of the School is intended to be strict and impartial, but kind and parental. The pupils are to be received and treated as members of
the family, and expected to be subject to wholesome family government.
Parents and Guardians desirous of finding a pleasant and comfortable HOME for their children or wards while prosecuting their studies, where
they will be well cared for, and kindly treated – where they will be removed from the evils and temptations of common society, and from the
corrupting power of prevailing wickedness – where they will be nurtured in virtue, humanity and pure religion, will find here an unusually favorable
opportunity of realizing their wishes.
No pupils taken under seven years of age.
For Tuition in common English branches, board and care, including washing, mending, &c., per Quarter of ten weeks.
For Tuition in higher English and Select Branches, Languages, Painting, Music, &c., an extra but reasonable charge will be made.
Text books, Reference Books and Stationery, requisite for the School, furnished without additional cost.
A Normal Department for those purposing to teach is contemplated.
A limited number of Day Scholars can be accommodated, subject to special arrangement.
The next (Summer) Term will commence on the Third Thursday (15th) of May.
For further information and particulars, see large Circular – to be obtained by addressing either of the Principals, Hopedale, Milford, Mass.
WILLIAM S. HEYWOOD
ABBIE S. HEYWOOD
April 15, 1856
|Hopedale Home School
For Children and Youth of both Sexes
William S. Heywood
Abbie S. Heywood
Thanks to Wendy Sullivan and Sara Sartori
of the Bancroft Library for this catalog.