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Medford High school.

This institution is situated in the village of Medford, five miles from Boston. Its location is healthy and pleasant, and in every respect well suited to the purpose to which it is devoted. The pupils are under the constant supervision of their instructor, and no one is permitted to leave the premises, except in the company, or with the consent of his teacher. The advantages of this system of instruction are too obvious, and have been too well tested by experience, to admit of question. The health of the pupils is carefully regarded, and while they are required to apply themselves closely during the hours of study, sufficient time is allowed for exercise and diversion. In the care of his pupils when out of school, the subscriber is assisted by a Lady highly qualified for her station. Strict attention is paid to the manners and personal appearance of the boarders. Great importance is attached to religious instruction, and in [p. 95] daily attendance upon it, the members of the institution are taught to look upon Christianity, not as a matter of speculation, but as a powerful motive of conduct. The object kept in view is education, in its broadest sense—not the communication of knowledge merely, but likewise the formation of correct religious, mental, and personal habits. The course of study in the institution comprises the following branches.

1. Ancient and Modern Languages.

2. Arithmetic, Mental and Practical; Algebra and Geometry.

3. Philosophy, Material, Intellectual and Moral; the former including Mechanics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Botany, and the various branches of Natural Science.

4. Penmanship.

5. Elocution,—by which is intended the spelling and defining of words, and an accurate and judicious manner of reading poetry and prose, together with declamation.

6. Geography, History, and Chronology.

7. Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric, by text books and the practice of Composition.

terms.—For board, washing, fuel, lights and tuition, $40 per quarter. Tuition of those who do not board at the Institution, $6,00 per quarter. In addition for Ancient Languages $3,00; for Modern Languages $3,00; for the higher branches of Mathematics, $3,00.

There is a female department under the care of Miss Brigham, which is so far connected with the institution as that the recitations in the Languages and Mathematics are heard by the Principal. The course of study is similar to that described above, and the terms the same as those before specified for day scholars. Instruction is given in Music, Painting and Drawing, to those who desire it.

The school year consists of three terms. One of 16 and two of 15 weeks each. The fall term will commence on Wednesday, the 5th of September.

Medford, June 4, 1832.

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references.—Rev. Dr. Bates, Rev. Prof. Hough, Rev. Prof. Fowler, Middlebury College; Rev. Prof. Good-rich, Yale College; Rev. Prof. Emerson, Rev. Prof. Stuart, John Adams, Esq. Andover; Hon. Samuel Hubbard, Rev. G. W. Blagden, Boston; Hon. William Reed, Rev. Mr. Cozzens, Marblehead; Rev. Dr. Hawes, Rev. T. H. Gallaudet, Rev. J. H. Linsley. Hon. Thomas day, Hartford, Conn.; Rev. Aaron Warner, Samuel Train Esq. Medford.

[Bill annexed.]

Galen James, Esq., to Albert Smith, Dr.

To Tuition of his son Horace
    One quarter commencing June 25th 1832
To 1 Bush's Questions .75. Paper .06.81
      1 Lead Pencil .06. Glass broken .30.36
      1 Smith's Arithmetick.50
          Weekly Bills.12 1/2
——1.79 1/2
To Tuition of his son Horace in advance
    For quarter commencing October 1st 1832
To Tuition of Miss Charlotte James
    1/3 quarter commencing Sept. 5th 1832
To 1 Bush's Questions. 75.    1 Writing Book 12 1/287 1/2
     1 Walker's Dictionary .75.    Evidences of Christ .251.00
——1.87 1/2
To Tuition of Miss Charlotte James
     Quarter commencing Oct. 1, 1832, in advance
            Recd. Payment$30.34
Deduct on Charlotte's Tuition3.00
            Recd. Payt.$27. 34

From papers of Galen James.

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