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[p. 139] for they can be formed into fewer and larger classes and taught with more ease and success than they could be, if the more advanced pupils, pursuing different branches of education, were gathered into the same Schools. The advantage arising from division of labor is well known to all who have any experience in the work of instruction. Accordingly we find that in many towns large enough to afford the expense, separate Schools are established for writing and arithmetic only.

The Board are of opinion that the experiment of a High School has so far been as successful as could have been reasonably expected, notwithstanding the disadvantage of a change in Instructors, occasioned by the appointment of the first Master to an office in the University. It will be considered that most of the Scholars in this school are but little more than twelve years of age, and have been in it too short a time to have advanced to the higher studies, nevertheless its progress has been so considerable and its present condition and habits are so satisfactory, as to justify the belief that it will at no distant period, fulfil the most sanguine expectations of its friends.

The number of Scholars in all the different schools is as follows:

Primary Schools.The ages of the scholars are in the Primary Schools, from 4 to 8
West62The ages of the scholars are in the Grammar Schools from 8 to 12
Symmes neighborhood20The ages of the scholars are in the High School from 12 upwards
Grammar Schools.
High School55

The Board are happy to observe that the government of the Schools is strict, though it appears to be maintained,

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