Brooklyn College of Pharmacy (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)

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In colonial New York, young people primarily received education through private schoolmasters and tutors, and free schooling was available to poor families through the Dutch Reformed and Catholic churches. Following the establishment of a state government, the Regents of the University of the State of New York granted charters for secondary schools in the state; the first charter, in 1768, was for Erasmus Hall Academy, located in the present-day Brooklyn neighborhood of Flatbush. Individual school districts in Kings County were created based on village, town, or neighborhood boundaries, with each district receiving funding from local taxes, state contributions, and student tuition. This system continued into the mid-19th century, when Brooklyn created a municipal board of education in 1843 to oversee all schools in the city.

While the number of schools in Brooklyn grew, very few educational opportunities existed beyond the primary grades for the children of poor or working class parents. Secondary schools such as Erasmus Hall and the Brooklyn Female Academy (opened in 1846, and now known as the Packer Collegiate Institute) were private, and therefore only affordable for middle class and wealthy families. The Central Grammar School, founded in 1878, was the first public school in Brooklyn to offer secondary level classes. Out of Central Grammar School, Boys' High School and Girls' High School, the first public high schools in Brooklyn, were formed to meet the demand and need for free public education beyond elementary school. Higher education also became available in Brooklyn around this time, as the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute (now known as Polytechnic Institute of New York University) conferred its first baccalaureate degrees in 1871, and St. Francis Academy evolved from a monastery and preparatory school to St. Francis College in 1885.

Sources Lopate, Carol. Education and Culture in Brooklyn: A History of Ten Institutions. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Brooklyn Education and Cultural Alliance, 1979. Ment, David. "Public schools." In Encyclopedia of New York City, ed. Kenneth T. Jackson, 955-961. New Haven: Yale University Press; New York: New-York Historical Society, 1995.

From the guide to the Brooklyn schools collection, 1828-1975, (Brooklyn Historical Society)

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associatedWith Academy of the Visitation (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Alexander Hamilton Vocational High School (New York. N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Auburn Academy and Educational Institute (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Bedford Heights Institute (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Berkeley Institute (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Brevoort School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn College. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Community-Woodward School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Friends School. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Heights Seminary. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn High School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Juvenile High School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Latin School for Boys. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Law School. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Music School. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Music School Settlement (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.). Eastern District High School. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Normal School for Physical Training. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Post-Graduate Medical School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Preparatory School. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Teachers Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Bryant & Stratton Business College. corporateBody
associatedWith Caldwell Institute (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Colby Academy (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith College Grammar School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Columbian Institute and Kindergarten (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Commercial High School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith De Severinus Academy of Fine and Applied Art (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith East Midwood Academy (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Erasmus Hall High School. corporateBody
associatedWith Froebel Academy. corporateBody
associatedWith Grammar School 35 (New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Greenleaf Female Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Groschel Conservatory of Music (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Harrison and Ranney's English and French Boarding and Day School for Young Ladies (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Harvey's Select School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Hebrew Educational Society of Brooklyn. corporateBody
associatedWith Heffley School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Kingsborough Community College. corporateBody
associatedWith Lafayette High School (New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Lafayette Institute (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Lockwood's New Academy. corporateBody
associatedWith Long Island Business College (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Long Island University. corporateBody
associatedWith Master School of Music (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.) . corporateBody
associatedWith Miss Dudley's Seminary for Young Ladies (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Misses Crawford's School for Boys and Girls (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Misses Peck School of Music (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Miss Hall's School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Miss Katherine L. Maltby's Home and School for Young Ladies (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Miss Round's School for Girls (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Miss Whitcomb's French, English, and German Day School for Young Ladies and Children. corporateBody
associatedWith Nassau Institute (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith New York City Technical College. corporateBody
associatedWith Prospect Heights School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Prospect Hill School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Prospect Park Institute (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith P.S. 35 (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Roosa School of Music (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith School District 15 (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Shore Road Academy (New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith South Brooklyn Female Seminary (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith St. Ann's School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith St. Catherine's Hall (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith St. Francis College (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith St. John's University (New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith St. Joseph's College for Women (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith St. Michael's Diocesan High School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Trinity School (New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Union Missionary Training Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Doren's Institute for Young Ladies (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Walt Whitman School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
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