Monson, Massachusetts

Monson Academy — Tuition and Expenses

The tuition fee has varied from $10 per annum to an average of $24 per annum at the present time. The school year of 40 weeks is divided into three terms. The price of board in private families varies from $3.50 to $5 per week. Three dollars a week is paid from the educational fund to suitable candidates for the ministry.

The Persian scholarship is not limited to any of the professions.

The influence of the educational fund has been highly favorable to the prosperity of the academy in securing a good class of students.

In July, 1854, a semi-centennial jubilee of the academy was celebrated, and largely attended by graduates, teachers, and friends of the institution. A discourse on "The Relations of Commerce to Letters" was delivered by Rev. Richard S. Storrs, D.D., former principal and teacher in the academy, and a historical discourse by Rev. Charles Hammond, then principal of Lawrence Academy, Groton.

Most of the facts in this sketch have been obtained from Mr. Hammond's address and "Sketch of Monson Academy."

No institution, it is believed, has left pleasanter memories on the minds of its pupils in after-life than old Monson Academy.

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