Betts Academy

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Betts Academy in Stamford with a baseball game depicted

Betts Academy was a well-known private academy in Stamford, Connecticut that operated from 1838 to 1908.


The school was founded in 1838 in North Stamford by James Betts, a Yale graduate and Congregational Church deacon originally from Wilton, Connecticut.[1] Later his son, William J. Betts, became principal of the school, and the Academy was relocated to Strawberry Hill overlooking Long Island Sound.[2][1][3]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b Edward T. W. Gillespie (1892). Picturesque Stamford: A Souvenir of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of the Town of Stamford. Gillespie Bros. p. 192.
  2. ^ Huntington, Elijah Baldwin (1868). History of Stamford, Connecticut: From Its Settlement in 1641, to the Present Time, Including Darien, which was One of Its Parishes Until 1820. Huntington, Elijah Baldwin. p. 350.
  3. ^ a b "Education Spelled Freedom". The Stamford Historical Society.