Henry David Thoreau, Thoreau Middle School

Thoreau Middle School – Named After Henry David Thoreau

In 1958, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to reorganize its schools by adding intermediate schools between the established elementary and high school designations. In September 6, 1960, Thoreau Middle School opened its doors to students.

Photograph of Henry David Thoreau.

The new “Middle School” was named after Henry David Thoreau who was an American essayist, abolitionist, developmental critic, historian, land surveyor, naturalist, poet, philosopher, poet, tax resister, and yogi.

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