Pembroke Academy

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Original Pembroke Academy building that burned down in 1900

Pembroke Academy is a secondary school in Pembroke, New Hampshire.

Pembroke Academy
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Pembroke, NH, USA
Type Public
Religious affiliation(s) none
Headmaster Michael Reardon
Faculty 90
Enrollment 850
Average class size 20 students
Student to teacher ratio 14:1
Campus Suburban - Rural
Color(s) Dartmouth Green & White
Athletics 14 interscholastic sports
Division II
Mascot Spartan warrior


Pembroke Academy was incorporated on June 25, 1818, and the first building dedicated May 25, 1819. The academy opened with 48 students on May 26, 1819. The first headmaster of Pembroke Academy was the Reverend Amos Burnham.[1] In its early years Pembroke Academy prepared many students for attendance at Dartmouth College.[2]

School profile[edit]

The school today is public and takes students from Pembroke and from the neighboring towns of Allenstown, Epsom, Chichester, and historically, Deerfield. Students from several other towns are accepted on an application and tuition basis. With approximately 1,000 students, the school is ranked Division II in athletics by the NHIAA for most sports. The mascot of the school is the Spartan.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ The History of Pembroke, N.H. (1895), pgs. 306 to 308
  2. ^ The School journal, Volume 65 (1902), pg. 192
  3. ^ The Granite monthly: a New Hampshire magazine devoted to history, biography, literature, and state progress, Volume 29 , (H.H. Metcalf, 1900) pg. 14-17
  4. ^ "CHANDLER, William Eaton, (1835 - 1917)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ New England Historic Genealogical Society (1908). Memorial Biographies of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Towne Memorial Fund. The Society. p. 311. 
  6. ^ "NH native Cote to receive Horatio Alger Award". New Hampshire Union Leader. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "CUTCHEON, Byron M., (1836 - 1908)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ Eddy, Mary Baker (2010). Works of Mary Baker Eddy. MobileReference. p. 1. 
  9. ^ "LAPHAM, Oscar, (1837 - 1926)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  10. ^ Metcalf, Henry Harrison and McClintock, John Norris (1888). The Granite Monthly: A New Hampshire Magazine Devoted to History, Biography, Literature, and State Progress, Volume 11. H.H. Metcalf. p. 400. 

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Coordinates: 43°08′46″N 71°27′21″W / 43.14611°N 71.45583°W / 43.14611; -71.45583