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209 Orange Ave.
Daytona Beach, Florida
POINTS OF INTEREST
DeLand Volusia County
SEA PINES SCHOOL
Sea Pines was founded in 1907 by Rev. Thomas
Bickford and is a college preparatory school (resident) for
girls. Miss Faith Bickford is principal. She inherited the
school from her.parents, whose ancestors received the land
from the Indians. She herself is the eleventh lineal descen-
dant of that early New Englander for whom the town of Brewster
is named. Evidences bf her modern outlook include the recent
.incorporation of the school under a board of trustees, to be
conducted without personal profit. The annual migration of
the school to Florida for the 'midwinter term, introduction of
project methods, rating by individual ability and achievement,
and other features consonant with the progressive educational
Protestant Christian girls are selected as
pupils. The enrollment in 1935-36 term was 25 pupils, with 10
adults enrolled during the winter term in DeLand. The school
offers college preparatory end cultural courses as well as
music and art. Special courses for adults and a lower school
for younger girls.
The school is located in fall and spring,on
a 100-acre tract on Cape Cod Bay (Brewster-on-Cape Cod, Mass.).
SSea pines School (Educational Centers)
- The pine'groves, meadows and lawns belonging to Sea Pines include
Sbridle paths, a riding ring, tennis courts, playing field for
soccer, volley ball and other team sports, and archery range, out-
door theatre, not to overlook half a mile of sand dunes and
crescent beach for canoeing, sailing and swimming.
.,Waving palms and Spanish moss supplant the
murmuring pines of Cape Cod for 8 weeks in Jan. and Feb. while
school keeps ouz of doors in the Fla. sunshine. Housed in a
spacious modern inn in DeLand, given over to the school's ex-
clusive use, Sea pines students and faculty are accorded every
courtesy by Stetson Univeristy at DeL'and and Rollins College at
Winter Park use of libraries, laboratories, invitations to out-
standing lectures, concerts and dramatic productions.
Observation trips provide much for students of
the arts and natural sciences.
The unusual facilities of Sea Pines School offer
a unit of adult education, a summer camp on Cape Cod, and arrange-
ments for a year round enrollment if desired.
The faculty consists of the principal, Miss Faith
Bickford, who has special study groups and tutoring. At her side
since 1920 in the administrative affairs of the school, Miss
Gladys Parker, A.'B., Lawrence College (Wisconsin with graduate
study at the University of Chicago, is now associate principal -
also a gifted teacher.
'he academic head of the upper school is Miss
Agusta Smith, A.B., Smith College.- Experienced in preparing
students for college board examinations, she teaches Latin and
ea ines school (Eucational Centers) .-..
feLand, Florida .
S Miss Esther Holcomb, a graduate of Western Re-
serve University, is in charge of the Lower School and Dramatics.
,.Her study at Winnetka and attendance at.the Nice .conference of 1
.'progressive educators have added stimulus to her project methods. '
Mr. Donald S. Lowe, A.B., Dartmouth College, is
an experienced English teacher. Mrs. Lowe holds a certificate in
Cecil Sharpe English Country Dancing and.has qualified in
ballet under well-known Russian teachers.
M;. Miss Josephine I. Mooney, a graduate of Welles-
I. '. A
; ley College, who has a diploma :from the Institute de Phonetique,
:;Paris, brings her linguistic gifts to the school. '
Music is under the able direction of Prof. Wmi.
Philip, composer end director. He came from the staff of the
,.-Troy Conservatory of Music, and has teaching certificates from "
; the Meissner Institute of Music, Los Angeles, and the degree of
SMaster of Music from the State Academy of the Church and School
Music, Berlin, Uermany. .
Mr. Wm. Howard, of the New England Conserva-
tory of Music, and Mrs. Olive Consodine, pupil of Emil Janzer, '
Mt. Holyoke College, teach violin and other stringed instruments.
Miss Sarah H. Hawkes, a graduate of Sea Pines
and Mt. Vernon Seminary, spent some time in foreign study and is
most valuable in a secretarial capacity and athletic instructor.
Miss Janet Lane, B.S., Tufts College, teaches
mathematics and college preparatory science.
ines choo (Eiduc national Oenters) .',
id, ;Flor ida. -. .
SMiss Ruth E. Williams, after graduating at Sea
lines, received her diploma from the Vesper George School of "rt
aid is an able teacher of arts and crafts.
SMiss Louise Allen, Wellesley College social
Miss Grace Bixby, R.N., Children's Hospital,
!Boston resident nurse.
Dr. John P. Nickerson physician.
Mr. Frank W. Robinson, of Boston University -
superintendent of grounds and buildings.
Miss Alice Clark, A.B., Vassar with the
Mrs. Robinson, graduate of Salem Normal School -
tuAors smaller girls.
By Mrs. Zelia .Sweett'
Edited by A. W. Trainor
. May 25, .936
EDUCATIONAL CENTERS (SEA PINES SCHOOL)
Personal research of above worker.