Video: Ten oldest schools in the U.S. via Google Earth
All campuses were founded prior to 1800.
Everything old is new again with MaxPreps' look at the 10 oldest public high schools in the United States via Google Earth.
All of the schools on the list were founded prior to 1800 with all of them having undergone many renovations during the past 200 to 380 years. Here's how they look today.
Boston Latin (Boston)
Established in 1635, Boston Latin School is the oldest public school in the United States. The current site of the school is the fifth in its history and was established in 1922. Famous alumni include five signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Hartford Public (Hartford, Conn.)
The oldest school in Connecticut was founded in 1638. Famous alumni include former governor Morgan Bulkeley and NBA player Marcus Camby.
Cambridge Rindge & Latin (Cambridge, Mass.)
Cambridge Rindge and Latin was formed in 1648. Many of the old buildings were demolished by 1980, but an old archway from the previous school exists. Alumni include Patrick Ewing, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and current New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio.
Hopkins (New Haven, Conn.)
Originally established in 1660, the school moved to its current site in 1926. The school includes an on-campus golf course. Alumni include Walter Camp (founder of American football).
Hopkins Academy (Hadley, Mass.)
Hopkins was formed in 1664 and has been a private school in the past, but it is currently the only school in the town of Hadley. Notable alumni include Northern Civil War general Joseph Hooker.
Academy of Richmond County (Augusta, Ga.)
The oldest school in the South began in 1783. It was a military school after the Civil War and past graduation commencement speakers have included George Washington. Alumni include former world heavyweight champion Ray Mercer.
Glynn Academy (Brunswick, Ga.)
Established in 1788, Glynn Academy has been renovated many times, most recently in 2017. Alumni included former NBA No. 1 draft pick Kwame Brown and PGA Golfer Davis Love III.
Canandaigua Academy (Canandaigua, N.Y.)
After starting as a private boys school in 1791, Canandaigua became a public school in 1900. The current building was constructed in 1990. Alumni include Stephen A. Douglas, who debated Abraham Lincoln.
Westford Academy (Westford, Mass.)
Another school that started out as a private school, back in 1792, Westford Academy went public in 1928.
Oxford Academy (Oxford, N.Y.)
Oxford was established in 1794. The school was most recently renovated in 2003. The school is said to be the fourth oldest public school West of the Hudson River.