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Rules for Pupils c.1850 MAA
Rules for Pupils c.1850
Good pupils in early schools were expected to earn more than high marks. There were many rules to follow and duties to perform.  

1. Be early and constant in your attendance at school
2. Regard promptly and cheerfully all the regulations of school 
3. Speak and act the truth in all things and at all times
4. Be pleasant and accommodating to your companions
5. While in school improve all your time with a real carefulness
6. Be gentle and civil 
7. Keep your books, maps, etc. in good order and well arranged
8. Keep your desk and the floor about it in a neat and cleanly condition 

Hodgins, George J. The School House: Its Architecture, External and Internal Arrangements. Toronto. 1857 






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