This study is a history of the schools and educational programs organized and maintained by the LDS Church while the saints resided in Ohio and Missouri between the years of 1831 and 1839. The instructors, curriculum, organizational structure, and the purpose of each school is given when information in these areas was available. In Kirtland, the Church organized the School of the Prophets, School of the Elders, Kirtland High School, Hebrew School, a singing school, a writing school, and a few grammar schools. The Church leaders in Missouri organized the Colesville school, a school in Independence, Far West School, and a few others in Caldwell County. However, mob activities probably limited the educational pursuits by the members of the Church in Missouri.
Church members took available of many opportunities to enhance their formal education, and some of the schools established by Latter-day Saints were well organized in comparison to many other schools of the early Republic.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Peterson, Orlen Curtis, "A History of the Schools and Educational Programs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Ohio and Missouri, 1831-1839" (1972). Theses and Dissertations. 5037.
Mormon Church, Ohio, History, Missouri