ADVERTISEMENT OF THE BROTHERS' FIRST SCHOOL AT NOTRE DAME
THE BROTHERS OF ST. JOSEPH
"A free school has been opened at St. Mary's of the Lake, near South Bend, by the Brothers of St. Joseph for the reception of boys. The exercises of the school commence at 8:00 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. The course of instruction will consist of spelling, reading, writing, and arithmetic.
"No religious qualifications will be required, and parents may feel confident the peculiar tenets of the children shall not be interfered with."
-- Advertisement from South Bend Free Press, Oct. 7, 1844