Yes, But Does She Offer School Choice?

Yes, But Does She Offer School Choice?

Madame Chegaray’s Boarding and Day School for Young Ladies. New York, 1848/1849.

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Héloise Chégaray’s school for girls operated for over fifty years and catered to elite New Yorkers.  Her students included Astors and Vanderbilts and she taught French, mathematics, harp instruction, and oil painting. Chégaray came to the U.S. in 1797 with her parents who were fleeing the aftermath of revolution in France.  She worked as a instructor her entire life, opening her first school in 1814.  This sheet includes a manuscript bill for two girls of the Morris family, one in the upper level taking French and a younger girl in the primary department.  Cost?  $64.47 per quarter.

Adopted by Robyn Christensen in memory of Joan Christensen

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