Daughters of the American Revolution
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Liberty Bell Chapter

DAR SCHOOLS

A fully accredited coeducational comprehensive college accommodating some 1700 students, located in Mount Berry, Georgia.

Located in Crossnore, North Carolina, it offers a stable, healing environment in a residential group setting for children from families in crisis.

An independent boarding and day school for grades 5-9 located in Marlborough, Massachusetts. About 80 boys attend, with varied backgrounds and are underachievers or diagnosed with attention deficit disorder.

Provides educational opportunities for the boys and girls of the eastern Kentucky mountain area, with emphasis on training its students with dyslexic characteristics. There is also a large adult education program.

Tamassee was founded in 1919 by the South Carolina members of DAR. It is a coeducational boarding and day school which provides 24 hour care in a home-like atmosphere for up to 80 needy, dependent boarding students and educational opportunities for an additional 430 day students. Grades K-5 attend classes on campus while grades 6-12 attend nearby community schools. Tamassee has a pre-school day care center for 75 students and an after-school program. There is an active summer program for about 50 boarding children who must remain at the school full time.

Kate Duncan Smith was established in 1924 by the Alabama members of DAR. It is a day school teaching K-12 with over 1,100 students. In addition to the required subjects, the curriculum includes arts and crafts, home economics, band and choral music, foreign languages, industrial arts, and commercial subjects. An "Agribusiness" instructor teaches students horticulture and related topics. Athletics are an important part of the extracurricular activities.

The history of boarding school was to erase all aspects of students' culture, language, traditional beliefs, spirituality and connection to their tribal communities. Today, this has been replaced with an embrace and welcoming of each student's tribal belief, history, culture, language and tribal values. Part of the school's graduation requirements mandate that students take two culture classes which includes Native literatures, Native histories, Native arts and art history, and Native studies. Visit the site to read more.

Bacone College is Oklahoma's oldest continuing center of higher education and began in 1880. With the help of the American Baptist Home Mission Society, Professor Almon C. Bacone, a missionary teacher, started a school in the Cherokee Baptist Mission at Tahlequah, Indian Territory. The only faculty member, Professor Bacone, enrolled three students and began his work. By the end of the first semester, the student body had quadrupled; by the end of the first year, student population was fifty-six and the faculty numbered three. Visit the site to read more.

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