Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


St. John's Military Academy, the only military school in Kansas, located at Salina, on a fifty-acre tract of land, was founded on March 14, 1887. It is under the auspices of the Protestant Episcopal church. The routine at St. John's is practically the system provided for cadets at West Point, modified to suit younger boys. St. John's is conducted by a rector, a head-master, a staff of six masters and a commandant. In 1911 the rector was Rt. Rev. S. M. Griswold, bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Salina; the head-master was Rev. William Colton, a clergyman and experienced teacher. The original building of the school dates back to the '80s, but is still a good specimen of school architecture. In 1904 there was added a three-story annex called the "barracks," which provided quarters for 80 cadets, 2 in a room. The "lower school" dormitory, for boys under fourteen years of age, is located in the main building. A gymnasium, 44 by 72 feet, has the usual equipment. Four courses of study are provided, classical, scientific, English and commercial. The boys are fitted for business or college, according to the courses they take, and the military drills are work, not play. The uniform stands for duty and responsibility, and while on duty the pupil is regarded as a man, representing law and order. The discipline thus gained by the student gives him better control of himself in affairs after he leaves school.

Page 631 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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