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Fitting School Students

Written By: Phillip Stone - Sep• 12•14

The Wofford Fitting School is one of those mysterious entities that causes an occasional question.

WOCO Fitting School students002The Fitting School was a preparatory school that operated on the Wofford Campus and on a nearby campus for a number of years.  It closed in 1924, but before then, it was designed to prepare, or fit, students for entry into Wofford’s freshman class.

The idea of a prep school or fitting school makes sense in an era where not every city or town has a good public high school and the college wants to be certain it has a good supply of potential first-year students.

This photo could count as a throwback Thursday photo if today weren’t Friday.  But in the archives, maybe every day is Throwback Thursday.

 

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