Her grandfather Samuel Dickinson had established Amherst Academy
and Amherst College which still stand today.
The three Dickinson children attended Amherst Academy
, founded by their grandfather, and Emily spent the year of 1847-48 at the relatively new Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, later Mount Holyoke College.
Dickinson was educated at Amherst Academy
and Mount Holyoke Female Seminary.
She led a secluded life in Amherst, Massachusetts, and was educated at Amherst Academy
(a local private secondary school) and Mount Holyoke Female Seminary.
All three of the Dickinson children were superbly educated: Emily completed her secondary school education at the Amherst Academy
, where she received advanced instruction not only in languages and literature, but in Mathematics and science as well; she went on to the newly-created Mt.
Wolff gives a fascinating account ofthe rigorous curriculum of Amherst Academy
, founded to give Puritan daughters as well as sons a solid Christian education.
While a resident in Amherst, Massachusetts, he was president of the Amherst Academy
(1820 - 21) and helped to found Amherst College.