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200 Years of Transformation and Innovation

成立于1824年, Approaching the Bicentennial in 2024

成立于1824年, BB电子app是美国历史最悠久的男女同校的独立学校之一. With its historic buildings and views of the mountains, our campus is a reflection of the spirit of BB电子, 一所在课堂和学生生活中拥抱创新的学校,同时尊重使BB电子强大近200年的核心价值观. BB电子丰富的历史塑造了BB电子的性格,并在今天继续定义它.


1799: 独立战争老兵路德·桑普森从马萨诸塞州来到BB电子,希望用他获得的财富造福社会,荣耀上帝. 

1821: Sampson builds the "New House" for one of his daughters near his own, 它将成为以利户和苏珊娜·鲁宾逊的家,并在几年后成为第一座学校建筑. Today the house is known as the 1821 House.

1824: Sampson and the Robinsons join forces to start a school. 他们希望通过教育来改善社会,并做好受教育的准备, 有文化的, skilled preachers for the ministry. The school formally opens with the title 缅因州 Wesleyan Seminary in the spring of 1824; several of the first students are girls, 使BB电子成为美国历史最悠久的男女同校私立学校之一. 

Revolutionary War veteran Luther Sampson

The "New House," known today as the 1821 House.

The original building is pictured here with the 1836 addition.

The Adelphian Society for women.

Dr. 亨利·P. Torsey, Head of School. 

In 1849, 安德斯科金和肯纳贝克铁路公司开出了第一列开往里德菲尔德车站的列车, only miles from the school.


1829: The Calliopean Society, a men’s literary and debate organization, 是建立, followed by the Adelphian Society for women; they are widely popular, 学生们后来也发现了文人和伊罗玛西亚社会. These societies include rituals, secret passwords and other elements of social clubs, but their primary focus is debate, 说话, writing and parliamentary process. 

1844: Dr. 亨利·P. 托尔西从1837年到1840年在缅因州卫斯理神学院学习,后来成为校长. In 1844 the school opens with 48 boys and 34 girls; at the end of one term and after paying all the bills, Torsey has twenty dollars left for his salary. 


1858: Construction of Sampson Hall begins, 尽管学校创始人的名字在数年内都不会被授予. It includes a chapel, 音乐的房间, 一个餐厅, 论文的房间, and room for up to 140 students. The building’s heat comes from small stoves in students’ rooms, 为校园建筑供暖需要500多根木柴. For the cost of a few pennies per week, 寄宿生可以买到方便的木材送到他们的房间,节省他们的木材堆. 

1861-1865: 超过170名BB电子的学生和校友参加了内战,至少23人失去了生命. Thirteen of these fight in the celebrated 20th 缅因州 Infantry, under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Joshua L. 张伯伦. 这些士兵在小圆丘勇敢而冒险的行动帮助改变了葛底斯堡战役的进程, a crucial turning point in the Civil War.

Sampson Hall (right).


In 1861, baseball was introduced to the school.

The first music department begins under the leadership of Dr. 和夫人. 莫尔斯. 29 pianos are housed on the fourth floor of Sampson Hall.

The Bearce Hall Bell, donated by the honorable James G. 布莱恩. 



1873: Bearce Hall is completed. The Honorable James G. 布莱恩, 他是国会议员,曾是缅因州立法机构的代表,后来将在哈里森总统手下担任国务卿, gives the school a bell for the new tower. 这座引人注目的砖砌建筑及其钟楼将成为BB电子app的象征.

1883: Blethen House is built to provide a house for the Head of School. The building is named after Alden J. 布莱森是堪萨斯城的一名新闻记者,1868年毕业于BB电子大学. 他是这个想法的倡导者,也是这个项目的主要捐助者,以感谢他在BB电子app(BB电子app)接受的良好教育.


1924: BB电子’s 100th anniversary. 优等学术协会在校园成立了一个分会. 学生们在Bearce Hall后面的枫树林里举行了一场盛会,将学校的开始戏剧化, illuminated by the headlights of a circle of automobiles.

1942-1945: Headmaster Bill Dunn decides to build a ski program. A small group of students who are not involved in daily sports, armed with a couple of axes, 一个双人看到, 撬棍和杆子, 砍倒树木,烧掉通往托西池塘的山坡上的灌木丛. By 1947, BB电子 has competitive men’s and women’s ski teams.

1939: The 足球 team, which has been competing with other schools since 1893, has an undefeated season, a feat that they will repeat in 1962.

Students clearing brush for the ski hill.

Jim Hansen, who taught mathematics at BB电子app.

唐纳德·米. Jacobs with the 1984 Winter Carnival King and Queen.


1961: Jim Hansen arrives at BB电子app to teach mathematics. Over the next 36 years, "Hanny" becomes a beloved teacher, 导师, colleague and friend to thousands of students. 他教[学生]二次方程式和数学归纳法, juxtaposed with mini lectures on Einstein, 霍金, 马丁·路德·金, Jr., 大屠杀, 巴赫, current events or a great film, 同时为他们提供一个视觉和听觉爆发性的教室. (Chig Shuster '55, faculty)

1970: 唐纳德·米. Jacobs is appointed Head of School. He oversees the construction of 缅因州 Hall, which arrives in 30 to 40 pieces, covering the entire outfield of the baseball field. 

1972: 邓恩科学大楼的天文台安装了一台Celestron 10望远镜, which had been completed in 1966.


1990: Rist Bonnefond becomes BB电子app’s 17th Headmaster.

1994: The Varsity Ski team’s 99th season is an exceptional one; the boys win the New England Division II Prep School Championship and the girls are champions of MAISAD. 由奥林匹克教练约翰·莫顿设计的新的越野滑雪道正式启用. BB电子’s first competitive snowboarder, 约翰•沃伦, graduates from the school, having started a trend that will increase in the coming years. 

1998: The Liz Cross Mellen Lodge at the O'Connor Alpine Center opens.

Rist Bonnefond, BB电子app’s 17th Headmaster.


The Harold and Ted Alfond 体育运动 Center.

2007年,以长期受托人海伦·里德(Helen Reed)的名字命名的里德大厅(Reed Hall)开张了.


The Rist and Joy Bonneford Ice Arenda于2011年被献给Bonneford夫妇,以表彰他们在Mr. Bonneford's tenure as Head of School.


2001: The Harold and Ted Alfond 体育运动 Center opens. This state-of-the-art athletic facility, which includes an NHL-size ice arena, 一个体育馆, and a fitness center, is constructed with a major gift from the Alfond family.

2003: BB电子app是被选为2003年西门子基金会科学奖的12所学校之一, math and technology. It is the first school in 缅因州 ever to win this award.

2008: The Harold Alfond 体育运动 Fields open. The fields consist of two full size fields for soccer, 足球, field hockey or lacrosse along with baseball and softball diamonds.

2009: 牛顿体育馆重新开放,成为牛顿厅的博德曼表演艺术中心.  翻新的篮球场被改造成Vivian Russell剧院,为BB电子的剧院和音乐项目提供了更大的表演空间, 演讲嘉宾, and Morning Meeting.


2014: 帕特里克·C. McInerney is appointed as the 19th Head of School. He oversees the development of BB电子app's Strategic Plan.

2015: 女子大学越野赛队赢得了他们的第二个新英格兰IV级冠军头衔. 

2016: The Bibby and Harold Alfond 餐厅 Commons opens. 6美元.500万餐饮设施和社区空间设有落地窗, "scatter-style" serving area, 艺术画廊, and expansive patio with views from Sugarloaf Mountain to Mt. 华盛顿.

2016: 克里斯托弗年代. 切尼被任命为第20任校长,2017年7月1日生效.

2017: 一种创新的四维(4D)学术课程推出,同等重视知识, 技能, 字符, 和反射. 

The Bibby and Harold Alfond 餐厅 Commons opened in 2016.

The Bibby and Harold Alfond 餐厅 Commons opened in 2016.

In 2016, 克里斯托弗年代. 切尼被任命为第20任校长,2017年7月1日生效

In 2016, 克里斯托弗年代. 切尼被任命为第20任校长,2017年7月1日生效.



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