%he. 3oylan School
Under the eAuspices of the
Woman's Home a(fissionary Society
of the e~ethodist episcopal Church
Under the -Auspices of
The Woman's Home *f[issionary Society
of the e tlethodist Episcopal Church
HARRIET E. EMERSON
President, MRS. W. H. C. GOODE, Sydney, Ohio
Corresponding Secretary, MRs. V. F. DEVINNY
200 South Fairview, St. Paul, Minnesota
Corresponding Secretary cEmeritus
MRS. MAY LEONARD WOODRUFF, 122 Lake Avenue
Ocean Grove, New Jersey
Recording Secretary, MRS. M. C. SLUTES
1330 Michigan Avenue, Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Treasurer, MRS. J. H. FREEMAN, Delaware, Ohio
lBureau Secretary for Boylan School and Haven School
MRS. E. F. HILKERT, 1830 High Street, Logansport, Indiana
September 19-Opening Day Program.
September 20-Class Work begins.
November 11-Armistice Day-Special Program.
November 24-Thanksgiving Day (at home during the day).
December 23-January 2-Christmas Vacation.
January 23-25-Mid-term Examinations.
February 12-Lincoln-Douglas Program.
February 22-Washington's Birthday Program.
April 15-Founder's Day Program.
May 9-10-11-Final Examinations.
May 26-31-Commencement Week.
May 31-Commencement Day.
(Chapel Exercises held every school morning during the year
at 8:45 o'clock)
The BOYLAN SCHOOL
FOR NEGRO GIRLS
Boylan School was established in 1886 by the Woman's Home
Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is main-
tained under its supervision; founder, Miss Harriet E. Emerson.
The school occupies the block bounded by Jessie, Franklin, Odessa
and Bredier Streets in the part of Jacksonville known as Oakland. The
Oakland car passes the door.
The four-tory brick and concrete building, with its large campus
enclosed by a stone block wall, is one of the finest for school purposes
in the city.
It is furnished with modern conveniences, steam heat, gas, electric
lights, hot and cold water, and has telephone connections.
AIMS AND IDEALS
It is the aim of Boylan School to provide as good educational facili-
ties as are available in any high school. The general purpose of this
school is to train Negro girls to become cultured Christian women able
to take their place in the life of their community.
Chapel exercises are held every school day, and all students are
required to be present at these exercises. All boarding students are
required to attend church service Sunday mornings, Sunday School in
the afternoons, and Epworth League or Junior League Sunday evenings,
and the weekly prayer service. Every girl in the home is a member of
either the Queen Esthers or the Home Guards.
No girl is allowed to leave the grounds without special permission
from the Superintendent, and then must be properly chaperoned. Out-
of-town students must come directly to the school when entering, and
must not remain in the city after leaving school.
Girls in the city may visit their homes once a month, provided
parents or guardians accompany them to and from the school.
Improper conduct when away from school is deemed sufficient
cause for dismissal
Girls who break or damage school property, accidentally or other-
wise, must pay for the same at once.
Patrons and friends are welcome to call on their relatives Saturday
afternoons from four until six o'clock; at other times only by special
Each student must contribute at least one cent per Sunday to the
morning offering in the church, one cent per Sunday to the Sunday
School collection and sixty cents per year as Queen Esther or Home
All correspondence is under the direction of the Superintendent.
Each girl in the home is assigned a certain amount of work to be
done each day. Each scholarship girl must do a certain amount of
extra work as part payment for her scholarship. Scholarship girls who
do not apply themselves will not be retained indefinitely.
Day students will be required to wear the school uniform as pre-
scribed for boarding pupils.
Application blanks for all girls must be on file in the Superintend-
ent's office early in the season.
Any girl under twelve years of age who enters the home must make
arrangement for her special care.
Every girl must present her vaccination certificate or be vaccinated
when entering school. Eyes and teeth should receive the necessary
attention before entering school.
Any applicant will be required to pass entrance examinations Sep-
tember 15 and 16 unless coming from an accredited school. An extra
charge of $1.00 each will be made for late examinations.
CLOTHING AND FURNISHINGS
Each girl must be supplied with at least
Three changes of underwear.
Three night gowns or pajama suits.
One kimona and one pair bed room slippers.
Six pairs of hose and three slips.
Six handkerchiefs and three caps.
Two work aprons and two Domestic Science aprons.
A sweater and a coat.
Three wash dresses and three school uniforms.
Sunday uniform for hot weather (white dress).
Sunday uniform for cool weather (black coat suit,
white blouse and black hat).
Black oxfords or plain strap pumps with military heels.
One laundry bag and one ironing sheet and holder.
Two bath towels, two hand towels, and two wash cloths.
Two dresser covers and one pair of blankets.
Three sheets and two pillow slips.
One napkin ring.
School uniforms are made of Copenhagen blue percale or suiting,
from a pattern suitable for a school girl. This uniform should be worn
with light gun metal hose and black oxfords. No shoes with higher
than military heels will be allowed. Shoes must have rubber heels.
Board and Tuition-$12.00 per month of four weeks.
Laundry Fee-$.50 per month.
Sewing or Cooking Tuition (in Grades Five and Six) $.50 per month.
Sewing or Cooking Tuition (in Junior and Senior High School) $1.00
Dressmaking Tuition-$1.50 per month (three lessons per week).
Sewing is required for the entire year in the Ninth Grade and the
Fourth Year of Senior High School. In all other years beginning with
the Fifth Grade Sewing and Cooking are offered in alternate semesters
and are required of all pupils.
Music Tuition (one lesson per week with use of piano) for month of
four weeks, $2.50.
DAY SCHOOL TUITION
Grades Five and Six-$1.75 per month, including Sewing or Cooking.
Grades Seven, Eight and Nine (Junior High School) $2.50 per month,
including Sewing or Cooking.
Senior High School-$2.75 per month, including Sewing or Cooking.
Music Tuition (four piano lessons per month) $2.50 additional.
COURSES OF STUDY
The First, Second, Third and Fourth Grades have been discontinued
at Boylan School.
Fifth and Sixth grades
Reading, Language, Spelling, Arithmetic, History, Geography,
Writing, Music, Hand Work, Health Education, Bible, Domestic
Science, or Sewing.
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Junior High School
This follows the Course of Study for Junior High Schools as out-
lined on pages 38 and 39 of "Standards and Programs of Studies for
Florida High Schools."
Seventh Grade: English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Phys-
iology, Domestic Science or Sewing, Bible, Music.
Eighth Grade: English, Agriculture, Mathematics, History, Phys-
iology, Domestic Science or Sewing, Bible, Music.
Ninth Grade: English, Algebra, Latin, General Science, Sewing,
Senior High School
First Year-Required: English, History, Plane Geometry or Biology,
Caesar, Domestic Science or Sewing, Religious Education.
Second Year-Required: English, American History and Civics,
French, Domestic Science or Sewing, Religious Education.
Choice of Biology, Geometry or Home Economics.
Third Year-Required: English, French, Sewing, Religious Edu-
Choice of two of the following: Chemistry, Advanced Algebra,
Social Science, Home Economics.
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
COLLEGE PREPARATORY COURSE
1. Four units of English.
2. Two units of Foreign Language.
3. Two units of Mathematics.
4. Two units of History (American History and Civics required).
5. Two units of Home Economics (four years).
6. Two units of Science.
7. One unit of Bible (four years).
8. Three electives.
Total number of academic credits required for graduation-sixteen
-twelve of which must be earned in Senior High School (Tenth,
Eleventh and Twelfth Grades). Academic credits do not include Sew-
ing, Domestic Science, or Religious Education.
HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT
This course complies with the requirements of the high schools and
for the grades of the State of Florida. Courses will be given in Sewing,
Cooking, Laundry Work and Practical Housekeeping. Suitable less-
ons in the study of textiles, designing and dressmaking, together with
millinery, will be offered. The course will include text-book work,
together with practical cooking, and special attention to the planning,
cooking and serving of meals.
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A SPECIAL ADVANCED HOME ECONOMIC COURSE
This course will be offered to Juniors and Seniors who wish to
graduate from the Home Economics Course instead of the College
Preparatory. Students registered in the Home Economics Course may
be graduated with one unit of Mathematics. The other requirements
are the same as for the College Preparatory Course.
The Course in Public School Music includes:
A. A graded course in public school music one period a week to be
taught by the supervisor in grades 5 to 8. This course shall in-
clude training in music appreciation (through the use of Victrola
records), class room singing, and the fundamentals of music as
outlined in the Progressive or New Educational Music Series.
B. Two elective courses a year for students in Grades 10 to) 12 who
wish to graduate from the Music Course as well as from the
College Preparatory or Home Economics Course. This course
shall be open to those students of special ability only.
During the first year the two courses shall be:
1. Music Theory-2 periods a week during the first semester and
3 periods a week during the second semester. This course shall
include principals of notations, symbols, abbreviations, signs,
embellishments, scales, intervals, chords, cadences, measures,
tempo, dynamics, forms, styles.
2. Harmony I-3 periods a week during the first semester and 2
periods a week during the second semester. This course shall
include primary and secondary chords and cominant 7th, in
fundamental and inverted positions; harmonization of melodies.
During the next year, course in Harmony II and Music Apprecia-
tion and History may be substituted.
Two of these courses shall give one unit's credit.
C. A Glee Club composed of students from the 9th to 12th grades.
Membership shall be limited on the basis of 'musical ability, regu-
larity of attendance, seriousness, and interest.
D. A double quartette.
E. An orchestra or trio as soon as possible.
F. There may be not more than twenty-five piano students. A piano
student who takes 2 lessons a week may receive one unit's credit.
This course is in accordance with the demands of the state of
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
The Fifth Grade pupils study Bible heroes of the Old and New
Testaments, and practical lessons in right living are obtained from
The Sixth Grade takes an imaginary journey to the Holy Land,
supplemented by Scripture, prayers and songs.
The Seventh Grade course is Jesus Among His Neighbors, which
teaches right relationship in personal living.
The Eighth Grade pupils study the life and teachings of Jesus, with
the practical applications which will help them to develop into fine
Christian young women.
The Ninth Grade studies the messages of the books of the Bible
and the story of how the Bible grew.
In the Tenth Grade the life and letters of Paul are studied.
The Eleventh Grade course is Jesus' Ideals of Living, which aims
to show the applications of the Master's teachings to personal ideas and
In the First Semester the Senior students are given a survey of the
development of the Hebrew religion, the life of Jesus and the early
church. In the Second Semester they are given teacher training methods.
HEALTH AND RECREATION
A free Clinic will be conducted for the pupils of Boylan School,
both boarding and day students, one hour each week during the year
by Dr. R. L. Brown and Dr. C. F. Duncan, and Dr. Wm. L. Redmond
is helping us in his own office along the line of dentistry. Dr. S. P.
Hill of Gumbinger & Co. is giving us free examination as an eye
specialist. The physicians will take throat-cultures, examine vaccina-
tion scars, and vaccinate when necessary, make examinations of eyes,
ears, nose, throat and skin and take blood tests. Suggestions will be
made as to proper medicine and treatment.
A graduate nurse is on the staff of Boylan School who teaches
Health and Physiology and looks after the physical condition of the
A new hard-surfaced playground will make it possible for Boylan
girls to participate in games and to receive regular training in Basket-
ball, Volley-ball, Setting-up Exercises, etc., so as to receive the outdoor
exercise so necessary for health.
During the year two hundred and forty throat cultures have been
taken, one hundred and eighty-three Wasserman tests, sixty-eight
vaccinated, at least four special examinations each week for colds,
"flu," grippe, and many prescriptions have been given. One tonsilec-
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SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING CLASS
Senior High School Graduating Class
College Preparatory Course
MARGUERITE EMILY CAIN
VIRGINIA ERNESTINE DIXON
THELMA EVELYN FARLEY
EVELYN MARGUERITE FOSTER
GRACE ELIZABIE r T G.' ,
ONAH BELLE Hj! I kiN
MARIAN THELMA HICKS
fLEONORA JULIA HULL
GRACE GUSTARVA LYCURGUS
*BERNICE DORIS MCDOWELL
MARIAN E. PARKER
LOREE ESTHER PROTHRO
ETHEL REGINIA SCOTT
ORVILLE EDNA SMITH
EARTHA JAMES WEBB
ODESSA THERESA GROSS, Class President
Class Colors: BLUE AND CANARY YELLOW
Class Flower: YELLOW ROSE
Class cfotto: "Not for School but for.Life."
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NINTH GRADE GRADUATING CLASS
Junior High School Graduating Class
LORRAINE O. ALSTON
WILLIE RUTH BELL
WILLIE VERDELLA BROWN
RUBY LEOLA BULLOCK
GEORGIA MILDRED CATO
MILDRED TEXANA CHRISPIN
PINKIE VARIED DASHER
LENIECE MARGARET DUNCAN
ETHEL L. GADLING
JOHNNIE LEE GAINES
THEOLA LOUISE HARRISTON
*JOSEPHINE ELIZABETH LEWIS
SUSIE MAE MAXY
ANNIE MAE MOULTRIE
FRANCES JANET NEDD
ESTHER EDITH NEWTON
ANNIE RUTH SIMMONS
LILLIAN VAUGHT THOMPSON
PHERNELLA CATHERINE WEBB
EVELINE MARIE WESTON
JUANITA ELIZABETH WILLIAMS
MADE DELORES WOOTEN
Class Colors: PINK AND GREEN
Class Flower: PINK CARNATION
Class iotto: "Lifting as We Rise"
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