Do You Know When the First Schoolhouse was Built in Ohio?

 Ohio's first schoolhouse was built in 1772 in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County

Ohio's first schoolhouse was built in 1772 in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County

Getting new backpacks, school supplies and hopping on the bus are common now, but centuries ago this was unheard of.

Before public education was a common practice, children were often taught at home when they weren't needed to work on their farms and rarely made it past 8th grade.

Ohio's first schoolhouse was built in 1772 in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County. But it wasn't until 1825 that public education was passed as a law throughout the state.

We wish every student a happy first day back to school!