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THE OREAD.

veniences that contribute to the comfort of the members of the household. Spacious double piazzas are on three sides of the building. Thoughtful care has been bestowed on the construction and furnishing throughout, so as to make a desirable home.

HEALTH.

As has been remarked, the location favors health. As the Principals regard it of prime importance, most careful daily attention is given to sanitary measures and the physical needs of students. The school has entered upon the forty-third year of its history, and during this entire period there have been only two deaths among students, and those at an interval of twenty years. Both were chronic cases under treatment before entering. A resident physician gives attention to all needing care, and that without charge except for protracted illness, cases of which have been very few in the entire history of the school. Students receive the personal, daily care of the Principals and teachers, to preserve, and, if necessary, to restore health. Much attention is given to physical culture. Outdoor games are encouraged; walks, drill in calisthenics, and other means of physical development, are required. The Delsarte system of physical culture has been introduced and received with favor. The influence of teachers is used to secure that mode of dress that will make continued good health possible. Regular habits are required, and they contribute in no small degree to the health and to the intellectual progress of students.

NATURAL HISTORY.

The fine collections Dr. Shimer has made of specimens in the various branches of Natural History add much to the interest of students pursuing this study. Instruction in taxidermy will be given, to any desiring it, specimens being furnished, so that each may obtain a practical knowledge.

MODE OF STUDY.

The boarding pupils study in their private rooms, and thus enjoy advantages for investigation and thought which a public school-room cannot furnish.

FACULTY MEETINGS

are frequently held and the progress of pupils is reported to the Principals, and the standing of each carefully considered.

EXAM1NATIONS,

both written and oral, occur monthly, and a report of the standing of each student is sent to parents or guardian. Should any young lady enter the institution whose early advantages have not been such as to admit of the test of a public examination, it may be private by special request being made to the director of studies.

A pupil of superior ability and application may complete a course in less time than that shown in our circular. Those whose attainments admit of it may enter an advanced class, and graduate as soon as they pass an examination in the required studies, provided an unexceptional deportment is maintained.

Students on entering the Freshman year will be examined upon all studies in the Preparatory Course. No student will receive a diploma without having completed the several branches in the Seminary, or passed an examination upon work done elsewhere, unless testimonials of scholarship are received from teachers who are known to be strict in their requirements.

Students admitted by certificate are on probation during the first year and are required to review studies if they prove to be unprepared for work upon which they have entered.

DIPLOMAS

are conferred upon those completing, satisfactorily, any of the prescribed courses.

CLERGYMEN AND MISSIONARIES,

if engaged in the work of their profession exclusively, or if superannuated, receive a discount of one-fourth from price of boarding. tuition in English Course, washing, fuel, lights and use of room. The same discount is given to the daughters of deceased clergymen. If the attendance is for less than a school year, or bills are not promptly settled according to the above requirements, no discount will be made, but full rates charged the same as any student attending less than a year.

MANUAL LABOR

is not required of any, but opportunity is given all who wish to economize expenses, or who desire it for the regular exercise it affords, to do from one to three or more hours' work per day. For this the pupil is paid by the hour, the price varying from five to fifteen cents, according to the kind of work done, the faithfulness of the worker, and the responsibility involved. Ten cents per hour is the usual average price for domestic labor not involving responsibility.

Our desire is to bring the advantages of a first class institution within the reach of all worthy young women, hence let none who are willing to make reasonable sacrifices for an education hesitate to apply to us. We take pleasure in helping those who will help themselves.