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Rev. JAMES F. CLARKE, D*D*, * Jamaica Plain* 

JOHN F. MARSHALL, A.M., **..,. Somkrviu*e* 

Rev* GEORGE IX WILDES, A.M*, . Salem* 

Rev* WILLIAM RICE, A*M*, ..Springfield* 

Rev* SAMUEL SEELYE, D*D*, . Eastuampton* 

Hon* EMORY WASIIBURNE f LL.D., * Cambridge* 

JOHN D* PHILBRICK, A*M*, . * * - * * * Boston* 

DAVID II. MASON, A*M.,.* Newton Centre* 

Hon* JOSEPH WHITE, A.M*,. Secy and Treas . 

Rev* SAMUEL C. JACKSON, D.D*, . Assistant-Stc'y* 

ABNER J* PHIPPS, A.M., * * * * * Agent* 

§uarb of ©'isitors. 



ALBERT G. BOYDEN, A.M., PkihcifAl. 



Prof* HO SEA E* HOLT, Teacher of Music. 

Catalogue, 1867. 3 





Alice Sanders, Fall Hirer. 

Josephine C. Austin, Norton, 

Mary E, Baldwin, Eoxborough. 

Isabella F. Crapo, Bridgewater, 

Mary F. C. Whitney, Southborough. 

Lizzie A. W inward, Fall River,— XI. 

Ellen Hayward, Ply nip ton. 


Harriet A, Holbrooke, Joppa Village, 

John D. Billings, Canton. 

Enna M, Packard, W. Bridgewater, 

Darius Iladley, Cldeopee Falls, 

Alice Richards, East Bridgewater. 

Albert F. Ring, Lowell. 

Ltezie S, Riddell, Nantucket, 

Eugene Sanford, E, Bridgewater, —4. 

Sur-Sentor Class, 


Mary L. Prescott, Randolph, 

Ella M. Amies, Barrington, N.H, 

Emma A. Prescott, Reading. 

Ruth F. Bourne, East Ware ham. 

Hannah M, Richmond, W\ Bridgewater. 

Lottie E. Rurae, Plymouth. 

Harriet A, Chase, Nantucket. 

Mary A, Young, Lawrence. — 14, 

Hattie A. Cobb, East Bridgewater. 


Harriette L. Eiske, Templeton, 

William B. Atwood, Middlthorough. 

Sarah F, Harris, Catskill, N.Y. 

Joseph E. Bowers, Kellys viKe, Pa. 

Laura N, Howland, Fairliaven, 

Horace A. Freeman, Provineetown, 

Imogene A* Lawrence, Bridgewater. 

Alonzo Meserve, North Abington. 

Ella F. Peabody, Newport, E,L 

William H. Russell, Dartmouth, — 5, 


Bridgewater Normal School. 

ExJuniok Class. 


Georgianna Duckworth, Bridgewater. 
Isabella J. Dunham, South Carver. 
Ella A. Elliott, Manchester, N.H. 
Laura A. Leonard, South Middleboroh 
Clara F. Leonard, Bridgewater* 

Maria McCarter, Fast Bridgewater. 
Flora McFarland, Fall River. 

Mary F. Minter, Plymouth. 

Mary P. Peabody, Cambridge. 

Sarah R. Walker, Lighten. 

Cora L Young, Boston. — II. 


Samuel J. Bullock, Salem. 

James A. Francis, Westport. 
Edward A* Grossmon, Newtonville. 
Noah Hathaway, Freetown. 

Walter Hoxie, Newbury port. 

Moses W. D. Hurd, Boston. 
William A. Synimes, Beverly. 
Brainerd P. Trask, Fitchburg. — S, 



Clara A. Armes, Barrington, N.II. 

Mary C. Babcock, Natick. 

Mary A. Davis, Fairhaven. 

Olivia S, Holmes, West Bridgewater. 
Clara Kenriek, South Orleans. 

Susan W. Kirby, Fall River. 

Sarah A. Lewis, Fall River, 

Lucia Miilett, Bridgewater. 

Lucretia G* Osborne, E. Bridgewater. 
Helen L. Penniman, South Braintree. 
Sarah L. Forter, South Braintree, 

Sarah E. Pratt, Beading. 

Betsy P. Simmons, West Duxbury, 


Rosa C. Shaw, Carver. 

Abbie Smith, East Bridgew-ater. 
Cornelia Smith, Fasten. 

Melora A. Whitcomb, Templeton.—17. 


Merrick J. Fay s Worcester. 

Melvin C, French, Berkley. 
Philander A. Gay, Rockville. 

Hiram L. Hutcliinson, S- Danvers, 
Nathaniel S. Iveay, Rockville. 
Thomas H. Treadway, Bridgewater* 
Barrett B. Russell, Dartmouth, — 7. 

Whole number in attendance during the term, 77. 

Circular, 1867. 5 



Tim Institution was established by die State, for the direct preparation of 
teachers, of both sexes, to Instruct in the public schools of the Commonwealth. 
It is under the direction of the State Board of Education. The first class was 
received on the ninth of September, 1840, and the whole number of students has 
been fifteen hundred and sixty-two; of these, nine hundred and eighty-seven 
have completed the prescribed course of study, and received certificates or 


The Sciiqol-Yeak is divided into two Terms, —each containing twenty weeks 
of Study, with a week's recess near the middle of the Term. The Fall Term is 
preceded by a vacation of eight weeks, and the Spring Term by a vacation of 
two weeks. 

The next FAED TEEM will commence TUESDAY, September 10, 1807; 
and close TUESDAY, February 4, 1868. 

A Public Examination is held at the close of each Term, under the direction 
of the Board of Visitors. The School is at all times open to visitors, and the 
friends of education are invited to visit it at their convenience. 

The present Term will close with exercises of Examination and Graduation,"1 
Lon Tuesday, July 16th. 


Gentlemen applying for admission must he at least seventeen years of age; 
ladies, at least sixteen* They must make an explicit declaration of their intention 
to become teachers in the Schools of Massachusetts ;+ must present a satisfactory 
certificate of good moral character \ must declare their full intention of j&uthfttlly 
observing the regulations of the School while members of it ; and must pass a 
satisfactory examination in Reading, Spelling, Writing, Arithmetic, Geography, 
the History of the United States, and English Grammar. A greater age than is 
here prescribed, with some experience in teaching, will make the course of 
instruction in the School much more valuable to the pupil, 

* Persons intending to teach in other States, or in Private Schools, may be admitted by pay. 

Ing fifteen dollars a term for tuition. J V 

6 Bridgewater Normal School. 

The examination for admission takes place on Tuesday, tbe first day of each 
Term, beginning at 9 o’clock, a.m. Except in extraordinary cases, no one will 
be examined later in the Term, 


The regular course of study includes the following branches* They are given 
without reference to the order in which they are pursued, or the length of time 
devoted to them: — 

Em st, — English Grammar and Analysis ; Arithmetic ; Geography, Physical 
and Political, with use of Globes, and Map-drawing; History of United States; 
Algebra; Vocal Music; Drawing; Physiology and Hygiene ; which are prescribed 
by law for all the Public Schools of the State* 

Second. — Geometry, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, Astronomy, Botany, 
Geology, Book-keeping, the Civil Polity of Massachusetts and the United States, 
Rhetoric, and English Literature; which, with the exception of the last, are 
prescribed by law for tlie High Schools of the State; and a knowledge of their 
elements, at least, is deemed essential to a competent preparation for teaching in 
all tlie Public Schools. 

Turn®. — Mental and Moral Science, Theory and Art of Teaching, including 
Principles and Methods of Instruction, School Organization and Government, 
School Laws of Massachusetts, and Teaching Exercises. 

Reading, Writing, Orthography, Etymology, Composition, Vocal Music, and 
gymnastics, extend through the whole course. 

The Latin and French languages may be pursued as optional studies, but not to 
the neglect of the English course. 

The primary object of the course of instruction Is to secure a thorough investi¬ 
gation of the principles of the studies pursued, and of the best modes of teaching 
them. All the exercises of the school are conducted with constant regard to 
preparation for the work of instruction in the Public Schools* 

Pupils who have successfully completed the prescribed course of study, receive 
the regular Diploma of the Institution* 

The prescribed course of study extends through two years; but pupils may 
enter in advance, whenever their examination shows that they can do this advan¬ 

There will he an Advanced Class, in which the Graduates of the School may 
continue their studies beyond the prescribed course* 

The Graduates of the School readily find employment in teaching* The number 
of applications for teachers received the past year Is more than four times the 
number of graduates* A large number of these applications have been for 
“ Graduates of successful experience,” to lake charge of Annual Schools, with a 
good salary* 


The Institution lias, besides the supply of text-books upon the different branches 
of the course of study, a valuable Library of wnrks for general reference and 
reading, to which the pupils have access without charge. It is also supplied with 

Circular, 1867, 7 

Apparatus for the illustration of the more important principles in Natural 
Philosophy, Chemistry, Astronomy, and Physiology; and lias the foundation of a 
good Cabinet of minerals and geological specimens* 

Valuable donations, from various sources, have been received during the past 
year* Further additions, of books for the Library, of chemical and philosophical 
apparatus, of minerals, plants, animals, and other specimens of natural history, 
will be made as frequently as the funds of the school, or the donations of its 
friends, will permit* 


Tuition is free to all who comply with the condition of teaching in the 
Schools of Massachusetts, wherever they may have previously resided. Pupils 
who fail to comply with this condition are charged a reasonable sum for tuition* 
A fee of $2,00 is paid by each pupil, at the beginning of the Term, to meet 
incidental expenses* 

Boa iii.)isr;* Board is obtained in private families* The price, the present 
term, is §4*00 a week; washing, fuel, and lights are a separate charge, 

A Chib is established which enables Gentlemen to board at cost; at present the 
cost of the table is §2*50 a week* 

Students also board themselves. The rent of rooms in private houses is $1,00 
a week, which, in some instances, includes furniture and bedding; in others, only 
furniture. The average expense for room rent, fuel and lights, is $0,80 a week 
for the school-year, estimated on the supposition that two students occupy the 
same room* 

Text-Books* Most of the text-books required are furnished to the student, 
without charge, from the School Library* Each pupil will need a Bible* It is 
also recommended that the pupils should bring with them, for tlm purpose of 
reference, such text-books as they may have* 


For the assistance of those students who are unable to meet the expenses of a 
course of instruction in the School, the Commonwealth makes an annual appropri¬ 
ation of one thousand dollars* One-half of this sum is distributed, at the close of 
each Term, among deserving pupila from Massachusetts* This aid is not furnished 
during the first thirteen weeks of attendance, unless the pupil enters prepared to 
complete the prescribed course of study in less than two years. After that time, 
those who reside not more than twenty miles from the School, receive fifty cents 
per week; those residing between twenty and thirty miles, one dollar per week ; 
and those more than thirty miles, one dollar and fifty cents per week. 

Applications for this aid are required to be made to the Principal, in writing, 
stating the reason, and giving good reference. 

Bridgewater, June, 18G7, 


Bridgewater Normal School. 


The next term of the State Normal School, at Bridgewater* 
Mass-, will commence with an Examination of Candidates for 
Admission, on Tuesday, September 10, 1867* 

This institution is open to young ladies not less than sixteen 
years of age, and young men not less than seventeen (wherever 
they may have previously resided), who may desire to pursue a 
Course of Study in preparation for the work of Teaching in Public 
Schools. Tuition is free to all who intend to teach in the 
Schools of Massachusetts* Text-books are mostly furnished from 
the School Library, 

From the State appropriation, $1,000 is annually distributed to 
deserving pupils. 

For further information, address the Principal-