Keywords: Neighborhood school
When Brooklin, located on the Blue Hill Peninsula, was incorporated in 1849, there were ten school districts and nine one-room school houses. As the years went by, population changes affected the location and number of schools in the area. State requirements began to determine ways that student's education would be handled. Regardless, education of the Brooklin students always remained a high priority for the town.
John Bapst High School was dedicated in September 1928 to meet the expanding needs of Roman Catholic education in the Bangor area. The co-educational school operated until 1980, when the diocese closed it due to decreasing enrollment. Since then, it has been a private school known as John Bapst Memorial High School.
Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.
Reed Hardings neighborhood, Hampden, ca. 1833 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin of…
His eldest daughter, Ada, began going to the school on Dec. 17, 1855. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.
This school was built around 1875 and had a woodshed, boys and girls outhouse and an entryway. The Parsons School closed in June of 1943 and reverted…