Classes Offered at Hull-House






The Making of Jane Addams

Her Childhood

College and Her 20's




Hull-House Firsts

Classes Offered at Hull-House

Hull-House Maps and Papers: Sociology in the Settlement

Living at Hull-House

A Community of Women

Jane and Ellen and Mary

Being Saint Jane

The Legacy of Hull-House



Chronology of Jane Addams’s Life


Additional Resources

Jane Addams’s Work Online

Sites About Jane Addams’s Legacy





The following classes were offered at Hull-House during the month of January, 1895.

  • Arithmetic

  • Beginning Latin

  • Chemistry

  • Cloak Makers' Union (women)

  • Club Lectures

  • Dancing Class

  • English and Letter Writing

  • Geometry

  • Gymnastics (men)

  • Gymnastics (women)

  • Italian Class

  • Italian Reception

  • Italo-American Club

  • Jolly Boys' Club

  • Mandolin Club

  • Parliamentary Law

  • Physics

  • Singing

  • Social Science Club

  • Young Citizens69


At first the settlements were largely committed to education, which is the traditional American approach to every problem, probably because we all instinctively realize that our public-school system is our proudest contribution to popular government. From the very beginning, however, the educational process was mutual; Greek plays were given by Greek immigrants, already familiar with their own classics ...; reading parties in Dante were led by a local Italian editor...70

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69.  "Jane Addams.” Celebrating Women’s History Month.  (online 15 May 2001).

70.  Addams, Jane. “The Process of Social Transformation.” A Century of Progress. Beard, Charles Austin, ed. New York, London: Harper & Brothers, 1933. p. 241.