Friendswood Academy

Description

The Friendswood Academy provided a four-year high school level instruction for a fee to students from Friendswood, League City, Pearland, and Webster between 1900 and 1928. The first class graduation occurred in 1907. The first published Academy catalog advertised the 1912-1913 school year. The catalog documented the Friendswood Academy’s current calendar, programs, faculty and students. Including advertising from businesses located in Alvin, Pearland, Webster, League City, Dickinson, and Houston financed printing the catalog. Built in 1901-1902, the academy building was located at the corner of Friendswood Drive and Spreading Oaks where the Friendswood Friends Church is located today. The local history book Friendswood: A Settlement of Friendly Folks by Joycina Day Baker, Sheridan Books, Inc. USA, 1994 includes additional information on the school, teachers, students, and community. Pages 19 and 20 show photos of the building and first faculty and students in 1902.

Collection Items

Friendswood Academy Record 1905-1938
Friends Academy began this record of students and faculty after the 1910-1911 school year ended. The dates of entries in this book range from 1905 to 1938. As explained on page 4, the entries from 1905-1910 appear to be reconstructed and do not…

Friendswood Academy Graduation 1910
Second Commencement and Graduation Exercises of Friendswood Academy. The bulletin lists the graduating students, the ceremony program, class colors, and class motto.

Friendswood Academy Applications For Enrollment 1911-1915
Student applications for individual semester enrollment into the Friends Academy. The application includes student's name, age, church membership affiliation, parent or guardian name, resident location, desired classes, and enrollment date. The…
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