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March 2, 2013

A bang-up 250th

Academy revisits Revolutionary roots for Founder's Day

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In 2006, the name was changed to the present appellation.

In recent decades, the academy’s mission has extended from educating local boys to admitting students from many states and nations. A major change came in 1973 with the arrival of female students. Indeed, the school is offering numerous activities today to focus on the experience of female students at the school.

As much as speakers noted the changes that have occurred in the modern era, a key theme of the day was the venerable roots of the school.

This was amplified early, when His Majesty’s 10th Regiment (from Lexington) and the Glover’s 14th Continental Regiment (Marblehead) stood together at the Little Red Schoolhouse and started the weekend with a bang.

It was noted that here, the colonists outnumbered the Englishmen, a circumstance that one visitor remarked might have been helpful when the Revolutionary War came along a decade after the academy had started.

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