Location: Barre, Washington County, Vermont, United States
Goddard Seminary was a school in Barre, Vermont, affiliated with the Universalist denomination. It was founded in 1863, originally named the Green Mountain Central Institute, and began operation in (or near) 1869, offering a preparatory (i.e., high school-level) education to boarding students as well as local students.
In 1935, the school began an initiative to establish a junior college (i.e., a two-year college). In 1936 it became Goddard Seminary and Junior College. In 1938, the school relocated to Plainfield, Vermont, where in fall 1938 it opened as Goddard College. Under the leadership of its first president, Royce Stanley Pitkin, Goddard College adopted a progressive educational philosophy and became known for experimentation in education.
Succeeded by Goddard College.
- ↑ "Goddard Seminary's Golden Jubilee Told in Brilliant Pageant," The Barre Daily Times (Barre, Vermont), June 27, 1919. Page 1. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/data/batches/vtu_eggplant_ver01/data/sn91066782/00415629904/1919062701/0611.pdf
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Royce Stanley Pitkin, Goddard College Head," The New York Times, May 6, 1986, page 40. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1986/05/06/754586.html?pageNumber=40
- ↑ "Town and Gown Linked In Goddard College Show," The New York Times, March 12, 1939. Page 55. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1939/03/12/95762949.html?pageNumber=55