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Boston English High School.

The second form is illustrated by the high schools of Boston.

The third form is illustrated by the high schools of Cincinnati.

COURSE OF STUDY

IN THE

ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL,

BOSTON.

FIRST YEAR.

1. Review of preparatory studies, using the text-books author. ized in the grammar schools of the city ; 2. Ancient Geography; 3. General History ; 4. Algebra ; 5. French Language ; 6. Drawing.

SECOND YEAR.

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1. Algebra, continued ; 2. French Language, continued ; 3. Drawing, continued ; 4. Geometry ; 5. Book-keeping ; 6. Rhetoric ; 7. Constitution of the United States ; 8. Trigonometry, with its application to surveying, navigation, mensuration, astronomical calculations, etc. ; 9. Evidences of Christianity,-a Monday morning lesson.

THIRD YEAR.

1. Trigonometry, with its applications, etc., continued ; 2. Evidences, continued,—a Monday morning lesson ; 3. Drawing, continued ; 4. Astronomy; 5. Natural Philosophy ; 6. Moral Philosophy; 7. Political Economy; 8. Natural Theology; 9. Englisl Literature ; 10. French, continued; or the Spanish language may be commenced by such pupils as in the judgment of the master have acquired a competent knowledge of the French. Physical Geography is permitted.

Boston Latin School.

For the pupils who remain at the school the fourth year, the course of study is as follows:

1. Astronomy ; 2. Intellectual Philosophy; 3. Logic; 4. Spanish ; 5. Geology; 6. Chemistry ; 7. Mechanics, Engineering, and the higher mathematics, with some option.

The several classes shall also have exercises in English composition and declamation. The instructors shall pay particular attention to the penmanship of the pupils, and give constantly such instruction in spelling, reading, and English grammar, as they may deem necessary to make the pupils familiar with these fundamental branches of a good education.

COURSE OF STUDY

IN THE

LATIN HIGH SCHOOL,

BOSTON.

FIRST YEAR.

1. Latin Grammar; 2. English Grammar ; 3. Reading English ; 4. Spelling ; 5. Mental Arithmetic ; 6. Geographical Questions ; 7. Declamations ; 8. Penmanship ; 9. Latin Lessons ; 10. Latin Reader.

SECOND YEAR. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, continued. 11. Viri Romæ ; 12. Written Translations; 13. Arithmetic ; 14. Cornelius Nepos ; 15. Latin Prose Composition.

THIRD YEAR. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, continued. 16. Greek Grammar; 17. Greek Lessons ; 18. Cæsar's Commentaries ; 19. French Grammar; 20. Exercises in speaking and reading French, with a native French Teacher.

Cincinnati High Schools.

FOURTH YEAR.

1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, continued. 21. Ovid's Metamorphoses ; 22. Greek Prose Composition ; 23. Greek Reader; 24. Algebra ; 25. English Composition ; 26. Le Grand père.

FIFTH YEAR. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, continued. 27. Virgil; 28. Elements of History ; 29. Translations from English into Latin.

SIXTH YEAR.

1, 7, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, continued. 30. Geometry ; 31. Cicero's Orations ; 32. Composition of Latin verses ; 33. Composition in French ; 34. Ancient History and Geography.

The instructors shall pay particular attention to the penmanship of the pupils, and give constantly such instruction in spelling, reading, and English grammar, as they may deem necessary to make the pupils familiar with those fundamental branches of a good education.

COURSE OF STUDY

IN THE

CINCINNATI HIGH SCHOOLS.

FIRST YEAR.

FIRST SESSION.-Latin Lessons, with Latin Grammar, five lessons per week ; English History, five lessons per week ; Algebra, five lessons per week.

SECOND SESSION.—Latin Lessons, with Latin grammar, five lessons per week; Anatomy and Hygiene, five lessons per week ; Latin Grammar, five lessons per week ; Algebra, five lessons per week ; Lectures by Principal, on Morals, Manners, etc., once per week, during year; Rhetoric, once per week, during year ; Reading and Vocal Cincinnati High Schools.

Music ; Composition and Declamation, by Sections, once in three weeks.

SECOND YEAR.

FIRST SESSION.—Latin Lessons completed, with Latin, Grammar, five lessons per week ; Geometry, five lessons per week; Natural Philosophy, to Pneumatics, five lessons per week.

SECOND SESSION.—Cæsar, three Books, or Sallust, one Book, four lessons per week ; Geometry, to Book IX., five lessons per week ; Natural Philosophy, completed, five lessons per week ; Reading, Elemental Sounds, one exercise per week ; Rhetoric and Vocal Music, one exercise per week ; Composition and Declamation, by Sections, once in three weeks.

THIRD YEAR.

First SESSION.—Chemistry, five lessons per week ; Virgil's Æneid, three Books, four lessons per week ; German or French, four lessons per week ; Algebra and Spherics, completed, five lessons per week.

SECOND SESSION.—Cicero, three Orations, four lessons per week ; German or French, four lessons per week ; Chemistry, five lessons per week ; Trigonometry, completed, five lessons per week ; Constitution of the United States, completed, one exercise per week ; Reading, Rhetoric, and Vocal Music, one exercise per week ; Composition and Declamation, by Sections, once in three weeks.

FOURTH YEAR.

FIRST SESSION.—Horace, five Satires and the Ars Poetica, four lessons per week ; German or French, four lessons per week ; Astronomy completed, five lessons per week ; Physical Geography and Geology completed, five lessons per week; Moral Philosophy, by Lectures, one exercise per week ; Logic, completed, one exercise

per week.

SECOND SESSION.-German or French, four lessons per week; Mental Philosophy, completed, five lessons per week ; General History, completed, five lessons per week; Navigation and Surveying, completed, five lessons per week; Evidences of Christianity, by Lectures, one exercise per week ; Critical Readings, Vocal Music, one exercise per week ; Composition, by Sections, once in three weeks ; Original Addresses.

Examinations.

COLLEGE CLASS.

In view of preparation to enter college, this class is permitted to substitute the following studies for the regular ones, in the fourth year :

Greek Grammar, completed ; Greek Reader, completed ; Cicero's Orations, six in number; Virgil's Æneid, six Books ; Cæsar or Sallust, completed.

ADMISSION TO HIGH SCHOOLS.

John S. Hart, LL. D., formerly principal of the Philadelphia High School, is entitled to the credit of having first perfected a thorough and satisfactory system of examining candidates for admission to a high school.* The main features of the method employed by Mr. Hart in the Philadelphia High School, nearly twenty years ago, have since been extensively adopted, with various minor changes, in all parts of the country.

The following is an outline of the form of examination adopted in Chicago.

On the morning of the examination a card is presented to each candidate, with a number written on it by which the candidate is known during the day. On the back of this card are printed several directions and explanations.

* The Reports of Mr. Hart, for the years 1846 and 1850, were documents of uncommon value, containing elaborate and graphic sketches of the organization and management of a large high school, with an extended course of study.

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