Landmark School for Girls

Anna Burwell



From 1837 to 1857, "Mr. and Mrs. Burwell's School for Young Ladies" educated more than  200 girls in the home of the Rev. Robert Burwell and his wife Anna.  The school's rigorous curriculum embraced "all the branches of a good English education."

Learn about the Burwell School

"Behind the Scenes" October 29

Get your tickets now for the 2016 production of "Behind the Scenes" on October 29 (2 and 5 pm).  An imagined conversation between former slave and mistress. 
Tickets are $15 and seating is limited.

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Burwell School Students

     Eliza Mitchell
    1833/4 - 1883

One of four daughters of UNC
professor Elisha Mitchell, for whom
NC's Mt. Mitchell is named, Eliza attended
the Burwell School in the mid-1840's. 
She and her sister Margaret later led a
girls' academy which today is Mitchell
Community College in Statesville, NC.

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