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Wolfeboro Academy was originally called Wolfborough and Tuftonborough Academy and was opened in 1821. It served for 70 years as the Christain Institute and nine years as Wolfeboro High School. In 1887, the original charter was amended and, under the provisions of the will of John Brewster, dated January 17, 1883, the name of the school was changed to Brewster Free Academy. No restriction was placed upon any individual desiring to attend and receive instruction from said school or academy on account of his or her age, sex, or color, provided only he or she is of good moral character." There was also the direction that the income be "expended wholly for salaries of teachers for instruction and educational purposes of said School or Academy so , near as possible as to make instruction and education therein free.

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