Bayard Street School

New Brunswick: A Walk through the Past

Bayard Street School

New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, United States

Created By: PH Project

Point of Interest Details

Formal education in the city of New Brunswick was through private schools and tutors. One of the earliest private schools was called the “Lancasterian.” Founded by William Hall the Lancasterian was to be a school for children who couldn’t afford private education.

In 1851 the Bayard Street School was built as the city’s first public school. The foundation of the school was built from the stone used brom the soldiers’ barracks near the dock. The Bayard School attracted many students, and slowly led to the suspension of private schools like the Lancasterian.

Reading Between the Landscapes

As you walk through the city notice the location of the elementary, middle and high schools. Are these schools easily accessible? What do you think the quality of the education is? Consider the makeup of the New Brunswick population and the distribution of resources.

This point of interest is part of the tour: New Brunswick: A Walk through the Past


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