Origin of the first Public School in America

The Boston Latin School in Boston, MA is the oldest public school in America. It was founded in April 23, 1635.

Boston Latin was founded by Rev. John Cotton who wanted to create a school modeled after the Free Gramar School in Boston, England, in which Latin and Greek were taught. The school was publicly funded and the first classes were held in the home of Philemon Pormort, the school’s master.

Five of the original 56 signers of the U.S. Constitution attended Boston Latin: John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Treat Paine, and William Hooper.

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