The American School of Correspondence

The envelope fascinated me. Was this a school designed to teach better letter writing skills? Help people better connect with each other via the written word? I created the card, then had to find out more.


No, not at all (silly Bev!). The American School of Correspondence was established in Boston in 1897, and moved to Chicago in 1902; its purpose was to offer quality education via mail, so that people could receive quality education no matter where they lived. The school lives on today as the American School (in Lansing, IL), and is considered one of the best distance-learning high schools in the country. Famous alumni include Selena, Marie and Donny Osmond, Andre Agassi, and the Everly Brothers. You can find out more about what the American School is doing at