Did you know that Mount Holyoke played a large part in improving the quality of elementary and secondary education?
Mary Lyon’s insistence on entrance exams that year by year became more demanding had a direct effect on teachers in both public and private schools who were preparing their most advanced and promising students for the Seminary (Green, 1979, pp. xiii – xiv).
FebruMary facts come from the book Mary Lyon and Mount Holyoke, Opening the Gates, by Elizabeth Alden Green.
Green, E. A. (1979). Mary Lyon and Mount Holyoke: Opening the gates. Hanover, N.H: University Press of New England.