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Sarah Pierce (June 26, 1767 - January 19, 1852) was a teacher, educator and founder of one the earliest schools for girls in the United States, the Litchfield Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. The school having been established in her house in 1792 with one student became known as the Litchfield Female Academy in 1827. The school for girls attracted more than 2,000 students from across the U.S. and Canada. Some of her most famous attendees and protégés were Catharine Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe. The curriculum consisted of needlework, dancing as well as academic topics in history, geography, arithmetic, science and practice in the elements of composition, reading and writing. She continued teaching until 1843 at the age of 76. She died on January 19, 1852 at the age of 84.

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