List of Educational Institutions In Manhattan 1895 Part I

Berlitz Schools of Languages

Madison Square. Circulars and information to be had from the school in this city and those i n Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, Washington, Philadelphia, and other cities.

The first of these institutions was established in May, 1878. Its unprecedented success gradually led to the opening of branches in a number of American cities. The fame of these schools soon found its way to Europe, and caused some of its most renowned educators to induce Prof. Berlitz to extend his work also to the principal cities of the Continent, where now the superiority of the Berlitz method has been fully recognized. The students receiving instruction in the Berlitz schools number, on an average, several thousand. They have, without exception, expressed their appreciation of the work done by this institution. The Berlitz method is so arranged that the most useful is always taught first. The students acquire a knowledge of conversation in the very shortest period. Each teacher instructs only in his mother tongue. This, together with the fact that only teachers of superior education and entirely pure pronunciation are engaged, offers to students the guarantee of the best instruction. Every student receives instruction from a number of different teachers, so as to become accustomed to different voices and gestures and a more varied vocabulary. The Berlitz schools, having branches in a continually increasing number of cities, offer a special convenience to students who go to another city, as they may, without extra charge, finish their term of lessons in any other branch of the same institution, whether in America or Europe.

The J.H. Morse School For Boys, 423 Madison Avenue

Reopens Oct. 2. The schoolhouse fronts on Madison Avenue, one block south of Columbia College and five from the Grand Central Station. At the close of the Spring term the members of the graduating classes intending to take college examinations accompany the principal to his Summer home, on Cape Cod, where the work of the last two weeks of preparation is varied by boating, swimming, and an outdoor life on the seashore.

The aim of the institution is, primarily, to supply a broad, sound education leading to the best universities. Much stress is laid upon English studies, English grammar, extensive reading in good literary works, and in American and English history. There are at all times in the classes boys in various stages of preparation for Columbia, Harvard, Yale, Amherst, Princeton, Williams, the School of Mines, the Sheffield Scientific School, and other institutions. In point of numbers, the school last year stood among the highest in the list of those sending successful candidates to the Yale examinations. The courses of study, running through primary, intermediate, and academic departments, are continuous, so that boys entering at the age of eight waste no time, but are often prepared for college at sixteen, and, if of average ability, rarely later than eighteen. No guarantee is given of success in all cases at college examinations, but the school was the first to take the six hundred dollar scholarship offered by Columbia College for the applicant best prepared. This year all candidates for college examinations passed without conditions.

The Barnard School, 117 and 119 West One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Street

William Livingston Hazen, A.B., LL.B., head master; Theodore Edward Lyon, B.S., associate head master. Tenth year begins Sept. 25: ends June 12, 1896. A select school for boys and young men who desire a thorough preparation for business, for college, or for any school of science, law, or medicine. A sliding scale of tuition rates, from $80 to $290 per annum.

The School is divided into three departments, known as the Lower, the Middle, and the Upper Schools, and the work done in them corresponds to t hat of the Primary, Grammar, and High School courses respectively. To meet the requirements of true instruction, the school is provided with a large gymnasium on the ground floor, equipped with complete sets of apparatus, and includes in its curriculum a course of gymnastics and military tactics. The classrooms, occupying the two upper floors, are large, with high ceilings, and the ventilation and lighting are done in accordance with the best sanitary methods. The building is heated by steam, and there is no plumbing above the gymnasium floor, thus rendering the school free from all objections in regard to health. After Sept. 1 the head master will be at the office of the school between the hours of 10 and 12 in the morning and 3 and 5 in the afternoon, to receive applicants for admission. For particulars, write for catalogue.

Miss Minnie Swayze, Teacher, Reader and Lecturer, receives pupils at the Hotel Albert, 42 East Eleventh Street.

Miss Swayze, formerly teacher of elocution in Vassar College, and pupil of Mr. Steele Mackaye, in the Deisarte system of Expression, assisted by Miss Minerta S. Apgar, gives instruction in elocution, voice culture, and the Delsarte system of expression, including both the formation process in teachers' course and the Co-operative course, as taught by Mr. Steele Mackaye. Special classes for the instruction of teachers and for the study of Shakespeare, English literature, and rhetoric.

Miss Swayze has been giving instruction at the Hotel Albert for twelve years, and is a teacher of wide reputation and experience. She numbers among her pupils many of the successful teachers and readers in New York City and elsewhere. Her system of teaching includes breathing exercises, for the development of deep breathing, avoiding injury to the vocal organs, and imparting vigor, tone and health to the entire frame; exercises and drills in the sounds of the English language, enabling the pupil to acquire a facile use of the organs of articulation: lessons in voice culture to develop the voice, and correct faults, such as monotony, loudness, harshness, shrillness, and nasalizing. This technical work trains the voice for the drawing room, stage, or platform. Until Oct., 1, persons desiring circulars or other information will find Miss Swayze at the Hotel Albert, on Mondays, or can address Box 626, Greenwich, Conn.

Cortina School of Languages, 45 West Thirty-second Street

Prof. R.D. de la Cortina, A.M., of Madrid, Director. Courses in all languages constantly going on. Terms on Application.

The Cortina School, which enters its fifteenth year of existence, can be well recommended by the number and standing of its patrons, who will all vouch for the unprecedented success it has had in the teaching of languages. The method followed, the high class of native, university-graduated instructors employed, are a sure warrant of uninterrupted success in the future. The school has seven different departments for languages, viz.: The Spanish department, the French, the German, the Italian, the Portuguese, the English, and the Russian, Latin, and Greek departments. There is also a special department for translations, one for the application of the phonograph to the teaching of languages, and one for the publication of books in foreign languages. Classes for beginners, intermediate, and advanced students are forming at all times. Higher and technical courses are also provided for. Private instruction and instruction at student's residence.

De La Salle Institute. 108 West Fifty-ninth Street, Central Park South

Conducted by Brothers of the Christian Schools, Brother Pompian, Director. Select school for boys and young men.
The course of studies is divided into scientific, classical, commercial, and preparatory. The students take regular exercises in gymnastics under a skilled professor. Instruction in military drill is given by an officer of the United States Army, detailed for the purpose by the Secretary of War. The building is regarded as one of the best-equipped and most commodious private schools in the city. The classrooms are well lighted and ventilated. it has a large gymnasium, a theatre, three well-supplied physical and chemical laboratories, studios, and a business department, with every facility for the practical application of the theoretical instruction given in the principles of commerce. The school year commences Sept. 11, and ends about the 15th of June. Catalogues may be had on application at the institute.

The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Gardner's Boarding and Day School for Girls, 607 Fifth Avenue

Thirty-seventh year. The school home is centrally and delightfully situated, and the classrooms are large, airy, and comfortable. The professors and teachers are those who are fitted by training and culture for the most thorough and comprehensive pedagogical work. Students may take electives, be prepared for college, or pursue for graduation a course of study nearly equal in scope to the curriculum of the best colleges. The French and German languages are taught by natives of those countries, and the use of both languages is required in conversation. Classes are subdivided to give special attention to each pupil, and much private instruction is given to t hose in need of it. The number of resident pupils is limited to those who will constitute a pleasant home circle and be under the immediate care of the Principals.


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The New York Times August 24, 1895
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