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Matthew Townsend writes in this edition’s cover story about Saint Thomas Choir School in Manhattan:

At the choir school, a mission of Saint Thomas Church on 5th Avenue, boys … have received a focused musical education since its founding in 1919 by T. Tertius Noble. Boys rehearse every morning save Monday and sing in six church services every week, in addition to their studies, sports, and community life. About 35 boys live on site, as with choral schools in the United Kingdom.

The Rev. Charles F. Wallace, the school’s headmaster, describes a “conversion” that families … experience after touring the school. “I think parents want their children to be happy and safe and flourishing in an environment which challenges them and helps them to grow,” Wallace said. “That’s something parents see from a very early time in the boy’s life here.”

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