City of Syracuse

Submitted by Robert T. Bond

Source:  Dwight H. Bruce (ed.), Onondaga's Centennial.  Boston History Co., 1896, Vol. I, pp. 557.

Keble School - This old and flourishing educational institution was founded in 1871, and was the outgrowth of a day school opened by Miss Jackson in September, 1866. In 1871 a boarding department was added and the school was removed to its present location on the corner of James and Burnet streets. It was placed under the general supervision of Rt. Rev. F. D. Huntington, and received its name in honor of the English poet, Keble. At the opening in 1871, the principal, having become impressed with the advantages of kindergarten teaching, introduced it in this school, the first effort of the kind in the city; it was continued three years, when through lack of room and of knowledge of the benefits of the system, it was closed for the time being. In 1878 Keble School was incorporated and a board of trustees chosen, of which Bishop Huntington was president. Since that date the buildings have been twice enlarged to meet the demand for additional students. The kindergarten department was again opened in 1889, commodious rooms having been added for the purpose. There have been in this school since the opening nearly 1,000 pupils, of which number nearly 250 have been members of the school family. There have been 131 graduates, and there are now in the school 150 pupils and fifteen teachers are employed.

Submitted 25 November 1998