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The Puritan educational system graduated from just parents teachingchildren to many colleges and schools Children were taught by theirparents at home After a while towns started developing colleges Theuniversity of Harvard William and Mary Yale and Princeton are allwell known colleges back then and still are now School subjects alsochanged as the systems advancedWhen Parents taught children the only thing they were capable of is theteaching of religion According to Puritans reading the Bible wasnecessary to living a pious life After many years of this the firstformal school was in 1635 Roxbury Latin School For the first time inUnited States history free schooling was offered for all children Ifparents had money they would send their children to boarding school Parents with little money would send their children to Dame school whichto today is more like a day care center or a Preschool To make moreschools a law was made in 1647 it states that towns of fifty wouldhire a Schoolmaster who would teach reading and writing Towns with onehundred people would hire a grammar Schoolmaster who would preparechildren for Harvard College Harvard William and Mary Yale and Princeton were the first fourcolleges in the United States they were founded in that order HarvardUniversity located in Cambridge MA it was founded in 1636 It was named after a young minister John HarvardThe school started with just nine students with a single schoolmasterThe school currently has 20000 students The College William and Marylocated in Williamsburg Virginia was supposed to be before Harvard in1618 but was set back by an Indian uprising The College is well knownfor being the first US institution with a Royal Charter the firstGreek-letter society Phi Beta Kappa and the first law school inAmerica The University of Yale located in New Haven Connecticut wasfounded in 1701Princeton University was first called College of NewJersey Founded in 1746 the college was located in Elizabeth then movedto Newark for nine years Then moved
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