St. Mary's Hall and Doane Academy

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On May 1, 1837, Episcopal bishop George Washington Doane welcomed 52 young women from eight states to his new school, St. Mary's Hall, in Burlington, New Jersey. Bishop Doane's radical innovation of giving young women the same mental training as young men motivated people from far and wide to send their daughters to this new school. Doane's visionary efforts soon turned many heads and changed many hearts, and the school grew accordingly. Today, as a coeducational school known as Doane Academy, the institution carries forward Bishop Doane's passion to push the boundaries of education. Located along the banks of the Delaware River, Doane Academy builds and instills character and a sense of duty into its students and prepares and guides them as they move "Right Onward" to change the world.
ISBN: 9780738576718
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Campus History
Images: 193
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In St. Mary's Hall and Doane Academy, Jack H. Newman, director of archives, has selected from materials preserved within the Eliza Green Doane Archival Library to assemble a concise telling of the long, storied, and ongoing history of this beloved institution. Cynthia McFarland is a descendant of Bishop Doane and a member of Doane Academy's board of trustees. John McGee has driven a powerful transformation at the school since becoming headmaster in 2000.
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