Tallahassee Female Academy

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West Florida Seminary building (now Florida State University) called the female academy circa 187-. This building was located on Park Avenue between Duval and Bronough Streets

The Tallahassee Female Academy (also known as the Leon Female Academy) was one of the predecessor institutions of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. The school started in 1843 as the Misses Bates School and was perhaps the most stable educational institution in Tallahassee until the West Florida Seminary officially began operations in 1857. They were remedies for the fact that at the time there were no public high schools in Florida. Male and female students studied separately.

A group of Tallahassee citizens organized as a board of trustees for the academy conducted operations until the school was absorbed by the West Florida Seminary in 1858. The school offered an unusually complete education for the time.[1]

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  1. ^ "Since 1844 a group of citizens, incorporated as a Board of Trustees had conducted a Female Academy which offered an unusually complete education for girls"
    William George Dodd, History of West Florida Seminary(1952)