- Established in Boston, Massachusetts. It was a boys-only public secondary school led by Philemon Pormont, a puritan settler.
- This impacted America because education was available without having to pay for it.
- The first higher education institution in the United States, is established in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- This is significant to history because without a higher education, students wouldn't be able to be as creative and use their knowledge as much
Hartford Public High School
- Opens in Hartford, Connecticut. It is "the second oldest secondary school in the United States."
- Schools are starting to develop all around the United States
First Publicly Supported Library
- Established in Charles Town, South Carolina. Two years later, the General Assembly of South Carolina passes the first public library law.
- Books and information are now starting to be available to everyone.
Ursuline Academy of New Orleans is founded
- A Catholic school for girls sponsored by the Sisters of the Order of Saint Ursula, it is "the oldest continuously operating school for girls and the oldest Catholic school in the United States."
- This school helps with their faith and education
St. Matthew Lutheran School
- One of the first Lutheran "parish schools" in North America, is founded in New York City by Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, after whom Muhlenberg College in Allentown Pennsylvania is named.
- Different types of schools are now available to students.
The Young Ladies Academy
- opened in Philadelphia and became the first academy for girls in the original 13 colonies/states.
- This school allows girls to have an education.
Boston English High School
- One of the first public high schools in the US, opens.
- More kids are able to go to school without having to pay.
State of Massachusetts
- Passes a law requiring towns of more than 500 families to have a public high school open to all students.
- This law makes it possible for kids to go to school.
New England Asylum for the Blind
- Now the Perkins School for the Blind, opens in Massachusetts, becoming the first school in the U.S. for children with visual disabilities.
- This event is important to America because it helps students with disabilities. It gives students a chance to have an education.