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Schola Illustris: The Roxbury Latin School, 1645-1995 :: F. Washington Jarvis Founded in 1646, the Roxbury Latin School is the oldest school in continuous existence in North America. "Schola Illustris" is how Cotton Mather described the School when he wrote about it in 1690. The School's 350th. anniversary is the occasion of this new account of Roxbury Latin's unique place in the history of American education... It offers penetrating insights into the various social and educational trends and movements that have challenged schools since the colonies became a nation... Readers interested in the plight of the native Americans will find the story of John Eliot, "the Apostle to the Indians," especially compelling. Those interested in American social, economic, and religious history since the arrival of the Europeans settlers will discover here a long-buried treasure of material to consider.
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