Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, 36602
Barton Academy was the first public school in the state of Alabama. The building was named for Willoughby Barton, an Alabama state legislator from Mobile who introduced an act that created the Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County
Chico, Butte County, California, 95929
California State University, Chico is the second-oldest campus in the California State University system. Founded in 1887 as the Northern Branch State Normal School of California, it became part of the state university system in 1972.
Claymont, New Castle County, Delaware
The Claymont Stone School, also known as Naaman’s Creek School #1, is a historic schoolhouse built in 1805. The original building was renovated in 1905 and expanded to become a two room schoolhouse. It was used until 1925.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19121
This boarding school teaches grades 1 through 12 on a 43 acre (170,000 m˛) campus. It grants full scholarships to eligible students from families with limited financial resources, headed by a single parent or guardian.
East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio, 43920
The East Liverpool Campus of Kent State occupies a downtown site overlooking the Ohio River. It is composed of the Main Building, Memorial Auditorium, Mary Patterson Building, and a Commons area.
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas
In 1957, nine African-American students, known as the Little Rock Nine, were denied entrance to the school in defiance of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling ordering integration of public schools.
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, 26003
Founded in 1848, Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy is a private Catholic school. Grades seven through twelve are all female and the Montessori and Elementary schools are co-ed. The school has announced that it will cease operations on May 31, 2008.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was founded in 1805 by painter and scientist Charles Willson Peale, sculptor William Rush, and other artists and business leaders. It is the oldest art museum and school in the nation.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107
Roman opened in 1890 as an all-male high school and is still only open to boys. It was founded by Thomas E. Cahill, a nineteenth century Philadelphia merchant. It is the oldest free Diocesan Catholic high school in North America.
Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, 35487
Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship school of the University of Alabama System. Its athletic teams are nicknamed the "Crimson Tide" because crimson is one of the school colors. UA is composed of a campus of approximately 1,000 acres (4 km²).
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, 35294
UAB began in 1936 as the Birmingham Extension Center of the University of Alabama. Highly renowned for its medical research and natural sciences programs, it is one of the larger research institutions in the Southeast.
Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, 35899
UAH is renowned for its engineering and science programs, such as astrophysics and atmospheric science. Scientists at UAH managed the first "commercial," non-government rocket programs in the U.S.
New Haven, Connecticut, 06520
This famous and prestigious university was founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School. It is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and is a member of the Ivy League.