Woodward School for Girls
|The Woodward School|
1102 Hancock Street
|Motto||Discimus Ut Ducamus|
We Learn So That We May Lead
|Location||1102 Hancock St., Quincy, Massachusetts|
|Area||1.4 acres (0.57 ha)|
|Architectural style||Queen Anne|
|NRHP reference #||89001954|
|Added to NRHP||November 13, 1989|
The Woodward School is a historical, private, secular day school for girls in grades six through twelve. It is located in Quincy, Massachusetts, near Quincy Center, and is the only private high school in the city. On top of its core syllabus, the school offers a wide curriculum which includes Latin, French, Spanish, Visual Arts, Psychology, Rhetoric, Music Theory, to name but a few.
The Woodward School was founded by Dr. Ebenezer Woodward, a prominent physician and cousin of John Adams. When Dr. Woodward died in 1869, his will established a trust fund to create and maintain a girls' school equivalent to the boys-only Adams Academy. The town of Quincy (which became a city in 1888) was named trustee of the fund, and was given 25 years to build the school. Management of the school was allocated in perpetuity to the town's selectmen. The school building was designed by E. G. Thayer in the Queen Anne style, with clapboard siding and a slate roof. It was built by Stephen Loxon and completed in 1894, just short of the 25-year deadline. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Woodward Institute on November 13, 1989, reference number 89001954.
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