Rules and Regulations

Bouvé-Boston School dormitory, 1952.

Bouvé rules and regulations covered all aspects of student life, especially in the first half of the twentieth century. From academic honesty to health regimens and dress, the honor code attempted to form students into upright, well-mannered, self-motivated individuals. Many of the restrictions applied to student housing; until Ruth Page Sweet Hall opened in 1958, the majority of students lived in houses administered by house mothers. Rules changed slowly over time, but the underlying principles of decorum remained. Additionally, the School advocated the highest standards of healthy living, including eight hours of sleep, six glasses of water, and thirty minutes of daily exercise.

Student housing regulations, ca. 1920.

Life at 40 Green Street, ca. 1940.