Powder Point Academy

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Powder Point Academy (also known as "Powder Point School for Boys") was a private[1] prep school[2] located in Duxbury,[3] Massachusetts. In the 1920s Powder Point merged merged with Tabor Academy.[4] Among Powder Point Academy's more notable alumni was Alger Hiss, who attended in 1921-22.[5]


  1. Porter Sargent, A Handbook of American Private Schools (Boston, Mass.: P. Sargent, 1920), pp. 141, 594
  2. "...Powder Point Academy, a boys' prep school in Duxbury, Massachusetts..." Tony Hiss, Laughing Last: Alger Hiss by Tony Hiss (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977), ISBN 039524899X, p. 32
  3. "Powder Point School," A.S. Burbank, The Pilgrim Town of Duxbury (Plymouth, Mass.: Pilgrim Bookstore, 1900), p. 21
  4. "The Powder Point School for Boys operated successfully for nearly 40 years but eventually merged with Tabor Academy in the 1920’s." Brief History of the King Caesar House, © Duxbury Rural & Historical Society 2001-2009
  5. "1921-1922: Attended Powder Point Academy, Duxbury, Mass..." Zeligs, Meyer Aaron. Papers, 1923-1978: Finding Aid. Harvard Law School Library, October 1, 1980

External links

* King Caesar House, King Caesar Road, Powder Point, Duxbury, Plymouth County, MA, American Memory (Library of Congress)
* Student from Powder Point School skating near bonfire holding hockey stick