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Musaeus Boarding School

A school established in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) for Buddhist Girls. It was founded and managed by Marie Musaeus Higgins in about 1891. She came to Ceylon at the joint request of Helena P. Blavatsky and Henry Steel Olcott to undertake the education of Sinhalese girls. In 1911, it had 87 pupils, and was visited by the Crown-Princess Cecilia of Germany. It was affiliated with the Theosophical Society (TS), but the formal report on the Musaeus School as part of the Annual Report of the Society started only in 1907. Since 1934 it has become a college and called Musaeus Buddhist Girls’ College, with 500 students. The school continues up to this day and is now called Musaeus College with about 6,000 students. It is no longer connected with the TS.

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