Published: 10-10-2011, 15:07

Roxbury, Massachusetts - American Education

Site of one of the first schools in the American colonies, where a free school was established by consensus of the residents in 1645, 10 years after the first school had been established in Boston. The school was free, however, only to the children of subscriber families who agreed to contribute to the £20 annual stipend for the schoolmaster. Now called the Roxbury Latin School, it is a private day school for boys.