IVHS has a booklet entitled TEN BROECK ACADEMY AND UNION FREE SCHOOL.
Although there is no date the information seems to be from about
1909. We learn that the public schools of Franklinville consist
of two schools. The elementary school that includes the first seven
grades is located on Maple Avenue. Ten Broeck Free Academy includes
grade eight and the high school department in a stone building on
The Academy was incorporated April 19th, 1862 and endowed by Peter
Ten Broeck, after whom the Academy was named. In 1867 a substantial
stone building was erected on a campus containing four acres at
the cost of $21,000.
The booklet tells us that the schools are located in a no-license
village (no alcohol) pleasant, healthy and easily accessible. The
pupils are entirely removed from the temptations of the saloon and
are surrounded by helpful social influences and are cordially welcomed
by several churches. The Academy building has been renovated throughout
and includes a new hot water system.
All pupils receive free tuition and can obtain board at reasonable
rates or they can rent rooms and board themselves.
All pupils are expected to yield a cheerful compliance and adhere
to the following rules:
1. Pupils are expected to be in their seats at the opening of school
but will not be permitted to assemble in the school buildings until
the ringing of the first bell.
2. Pupils are expected to attend all chapel services unless excused
by the principal.
3. The use of tobacco in any form on the school grounds is prohibited.
4. The use of profane or obscene language on the school grounds
5. Any damage done by any pupil to any school property must be promptly
paid under the penalty of dismissal.
6. The principal shall set apart some room in which the pupils who
are allowed to bring their dinners may eat the same and remain during
the noon recess. The room will be under the supervision of a teacher
and the other rooms shall be closed until the teachers return.
7. Any student guilty of persistent tardiness, disobedience, improper
conduct, or the violation of any of the foregoing or subsequent
regulations may be suspended by the principal and expelled by the
Board. No insubordinate pupil will be graduated.
8. Pupils shall be reported by the principal to the parents or guardians,
and if not returned to school, shall be reported to the attendance
officer and be dealt with in the manner prescribed by law for truants.