Boston Latin School

Local nameBoston Latin School
LocationBoston, United States

The Boston Latin School is a public exam school in Boston, Massachusetts. It was established on April 23, 1635, making it both the oldest public school in America and the first public school in the United States. The Boston Latin School was a bastion for educating the sons of the Boston "Brahmin" elite, resulting in the school claiming many prominent New Englanders as alumni. Its curriculum follows that of the 18th century Latin school movement, which holds the classics to be the basis of an educated mind. Four years of Latin are mandatory for all pupils who enter the school in the 7th grade, three years for those who enter in the 9th grade.

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Opening hours

This sight features in Walk Into History Tour, African-American Patriots Tour and Historic Holiday Stroll offered by the Freedom Trail Foundation.


Tours (The Freedom Trail Foundation):
Adult: $11
Student/Senior: $9
Children (6-12): $5.50

More information and contact


Official website

More information on the Freedom Trail's website


Address 80 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston 02115, United States

Coordinates 42°20'16.861" N -71°6'7.258" E

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