A word from the National Women’s History Museum on adventure schools, for ladies:
In the late 1700’s, “adventure” schools began to become popular for girls. … for the girls attending these schools in the 1700’s achieving any sort of higher learning was an adventure. These shools consisted of a single teacher who taught whatever subjects were popular at the time. Subjects mostly included music, dancing, and crafts such as needlework instead of academics. Girls would usually only attend for a few months and often the shool would close after a short while because the teacher was not able to earn enough money. Despite the lack of success achieved by adventure shools, they marked a steadily increasing interest in women’s education.