Derby Academy, 1909, Overview
The school was organized and opened in September, 1840, under the name of "The Literary and Theological Institute." In 1845 the name was changed to Derby Academy. The present substantial and commodious building was erected twenty-nine years ago.
Derby Academy is situated in Derby Center, in Orleans County, Vermont, in the midst of a quiet, secluded and prosperous farming community, long famous for its healthfulness and pleasant environments.
The village of Derby Center is only four miles distant from Newport, Derby Line and Stanstead, and eighteen from Island Pond, consequently it is easily reached by the daily stages from these stations.
Derby Academy has for many years maintained high ideals and careful scholarship. Many who have attended this institution have gained honor and distinction in the various pursuits of life. The friends and trustees of the school have been among the prominent and influential citizens ot the town and county. It is the purpose of the trustees to continue the same good work; and also to keep in touch with the advancing ideas in education.
Its high standing as a school and its interesting record, its healthful location, recommend it to the favorable consideration of all students seeking a thorough practical education.
1. "The School", Catalogue of Derby Academy, Derby, Orleans County, Vermont, 1909-1910, page 10.
See AlsoDerby Academy 1901-2 CatalogueDerby Academy 1904-5 CatalogueDerby Academy 1905-6 CatalogueDerby Academy 1906-7 CatalogueDerby Academy 1909-10 CatalogueDerby Academy 1910-11 CatalogueDerby Academy 1916-17 Catalogue
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