Golden Sextant

The Golden Sextant

“A republic, if you can keep it.”

–Benjamin Franklin

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

— John Adams

Sound Money

Essential Feature
of a Republic

Rule of Law

and Equality before the Law


Belmont Hill

Recent Postings

Bill Barker, first Director of the Lower School

Dr. and Mrs. Howe were married in the fall of 1904. Mrs. Howe’s father had died the previous year, and the youngest of her six siblings, William Torrey Barker, Jr., was not yet ten. Not surprisingly, then, the young couple soon found themselves supervisors of a...

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Naming of Howe House

The Melvoin Building that now houses the Middle School replaced the Howe Building, which opened in the fall of 1957 but after a half century of service proved of a design and construction type that no longer permitted rehabilitation in a manner consistent with the...

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