Barton Academy is a historic Greek Revival school building located in Mobile, Alabama. IT was under construction from 1835 to 1836. Barton Academy was the first public school in the state of Alabama.

Barton Academy

Barton Academy is a historic Greek Revival school building located in Mobile, Alabama. IT was under…

A group of young boys sitting on benches surrounding a teacher in a schoolroom.

Boys in Schoolroom

A group of young boys sitting on benches surrounding a teacher in a schoolroom.

An illustration of the entrance to the chapel at St. Salvators College.

Chapel

An illustration of the entrance to the chapel at St. Salvators College.

An illustration of a young child running through a gate while holding two school books.

Child Running Through Gate Holding Books

An illustration of a young child running through a gate while holding two school books.

An illustration of a large group of children entering a school.

Children Entering School

An illustration of a large group of children entering a school.

An illustration of a large group of children leaving school.

Children Leaving School

An illustration of a large group of children leaving school.

An illustration of The New York City Normal College which is now known as Hunter College of the City University of new York which is a senior college of the City University of New York. The college was founded in 1870 by Irish immigrant and social reformer Thomas Hunter as a teacher-training school for young woman. The school, which was housed in an armory and saddle store at Broadway and East Fourth Street in Manhattan, was open to all qualified women, irrespective of race, religion or ethnic background, which was incongruent to the prevailing admission practices of other schools during this era. Created by the New York State Legislature, Hunter was deemed the only approved institution for those seeking to teach in New York City during this time. The school incorporated an elementary and high school for gifted children, where students practiced teaching.

The New York City Normal College

An illustration of The New York City Normal College which is now known as Hunter College of the City…

A girl sitting at her desk

Desk

A girl sitting at her desk

An illustration of young frogs sitting in rows looking at an adult frog in a suit.

Frogs Sitting in Rows Looking at Frog in Suit

An illustration of young frogs sitting in rows looking at an adult frog in a suit.

Two students drawing geometrical shapes on the chalkboard. A student is also using a scale while students sitting at desks take notes.

Geometry

Two students drawing geometrical shapes on the chalkboard. A student is also using a scale while students…

A girl counting blocks, applying the math problems on the board.

Girl Counting

A girl counting blocks, applying the math problems on the board.

A drawing of Harvard College in 1720.

Harvard College in 1720

A drawing of Harvard College in 1720.

The seal of Harvard University in Massachusetts.

Seal of Harvard

The seal of Harvard University in Massachusetts.

An illustration of King's College located in Aberdeen.

King's College

An illustration of King's College located in Aberdeen.

A girl doing math problems on the chalkboard.

Math

A girl doing math problems on the chalkboard.

Students work on math in front of the class using an early abacus and writing on the chalkboard.

Math Class

Students work on math in front of the class using an early abacus and writing on the chalkboard.

Three students use measuring tape to measure the school garden outside.

Measuring Garden

Three students use measuring tape to measure the school garden outside.

The Nautical School Ship at St. Mary's.

Nautical School

The Nautical School Ship at St. Mary's.

"Willson's Historical Series- Franklin, The Philosopher"-Willson, 1859.

Philosopher

"Willson's Historical Series- Franklin, The Philosopher"-Willson, 1859.

Graduate with cap and gown.

Pictorial banner

Graduate with cap and gown.

Nassau Hall, Princeton University

Nassau Hall

Nassau Hall, Princeton University

A scene from a Roman wall painting.

Roman School Scene

A scene from a Roman wall painting.

"Cold air flows up through the pipe a, and is heated by stobe b, inclosed in sheet iron c. The smoke stack e warms the air about it in brick flue f and thus draws the foul air through the opening d." —Davison, 1910

Ventilating room

"Cold air flows up through the pipe a, and is heated by stobe b, inclosed in sheet iron c. The smoke…

A teacher helps students do math with a sand table, a predecessor to the abacus.

Sand Table

A teacher helps students do math with a sand table, a predecessor to the abacus.

School building in Lake Alfred, with children playing in front.

School

School building in Lake Alfred, with children playing in front.

Young students playing at school.

School

Young students playing at school.

A school building.

School

A school building.

An illustration of a school and the school's guild chapel with tree in front of it.

School and Guild Chapel

An illustration of a school and the school's guild chapel with tree in front of it.

"Greek school - from a vase painting." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Greek school

"Greek school - from a vase painting." — The Delphian Society, 1913

"Your school-bag made of string." -Beard 1906

A school-bag make of string

"Your school-bag made of string." -Beard 1906

An illustration of a young boy studying inside an old schoolroom.

Schoolroom and Boy Studying

An illustration of a young boy studying inside an old schoolroom.

An illustration of an old, empty classroom from the old grammar school at Stratford.

Large Schoolroom

An illustration of an old, empty classroom from the old grammar school at Stratford.

"An open-air schoolroom in Sacramento, California. The inclosed room is used only in bad weather." — Ritchie, 1918

Open-air schoolroom

"An open-air schoolroom in Sacramento, California. The inclosed room is used only in bad weather." —…

A cartoon of a schoolteacher and a young boy, who is holding open a book. A chalkboard decorates the background behind them.

Schoolteacher and Young Boy

A cartoon of a schoolteacher and a young boy, who is holding open a book. A chalkboard decorates the…

A boy building a wooden shelf in shop class.

Shop Class

A boy building a wooden shelf in shop class.

"Silenus taking Dionysus to School" — Gayley, 1893

Silenus

"Silenus taking Dionysus to School" — Gayley, 1893

Children have a spelling match

Spelling Match

Children have a spelling match

A teacher walking around her classroom.

Teacher

A teacher walking around her classroom.

A teacher in front of her classroom.

Teacher

A teacher in front of her classroom.

A group of children apparently being disciplined for not respecting their teacher or having good manners.

Children in Trouble

A group of children apparently being disciplined for not respecting their teacher or having good manners.

The first institution for imparting a full collegiate education to women established in the world; founded by Matthew Vassar in Poughkeepsie, NY in 1861.

Vassar College from the Lake

The first institution for imparting a full collegiate education to women established in the world; founded…

A teacher watches a group of students weighing apples and writing out measurement problems on the chalkboard.

Weighing Apples

A teacher watches a group of students weighing apples and writing out measurement problems on the chalkboard.

A drawing of the academic buildings of West Point, the United Stated Military Academy.

West Point Academic Buildings

A drawing of the academic buildings of West Point, the United Stated Military Academy.

The College of William and Mary is a public university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. It is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and is one of the original eight institutions known as Public Ivies. William & Mary educated U.S. Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Tyler as well as other key figures important to the development of the nation, including U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall, Speaker of the House Henry Clay and 16 signers of the Declaration of Independence. W&M educated future MIT founder William Barton Rogers. U.S. President George Washington received his surveyor's certificate there and noted legal scholar George Wythe was both an early student and, later, the first head of W&M's law school.

William and Mary College (1723)

The College of William and Mary is a public university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States.…

"Fig 13 - Wilson's School-House, near Gray's, Ferry, Philadelphia. From a drawing by M. S. Weaver, Oct. 22, 1841, received by Elliott Coues, February, 1879, from Malvina Lawson, daughter of Alexander Lawson, Wilson's engraver." Elliot Coues, 1884

School House in Gray's Ferry, Philadelphia

"Fig 13 - Wilson's School-House, near Gray's, Ferry, Philadelphia. From a drawing by M. S. Weaver, Oct.…

An illustration of a young girl wearing a bonnet and a dress writing the word "finish" on a black board.

Young Girl

An illustration of a young girl wearing a bonnet and a dress writing the word "finish" on a black board.