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

Mrs. Atkins, Beloved Benefactor and Citizen Extraordinaire

On the occasion of her 80th birthday in 1940, Mrs. Atkins received from the citizens of Belmont the following tribute (H.A. Claflin, A New England Family (privately printed, 1956), p. 138-139): No better token of our love and esteem can be expressed for you, Mrs....

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Spike Downes, faculty original

In the fall of 1950, the first alumni sons entered the School: Bill Elwell ‘54, son of William P. Elwell ‘27, in Form II and yours truly in grade 5. By then, there remained only three teachers who had served under Dr. Howe: Finch Keller, Charlie Jenney and Angelo...

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