The names of many Boston streets have changed over time. One has stayed the same: School Street. That’s where the first public school in the English-speaking Americas was established in 1635, one year before Harvard College. It continues today as the Boston Latin School. Five of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence attended the school.1
The site of the original school is marked today by a hopscotch court on School Street in front of the Old City Hall.
- Boston Latin School web site.