1937An Unexpected Change
After graduating from Harvard in 1933, John B. Bigelow, the Bigelow’s eldest son, returns to the School and subsequently assumes the various positions of teacher, registrar, and Assistant Headmaster. In April 1937, “Mr. John,” as he affectionately is called, is appointed headmaster by vote of the Board of Trustees after his father, Frank Bigelow, passes away unexpectedly while visiting his brother in Wilmington, DE. Mabel Bigelow remains in place as headmistress. Samuel L Abbott, Jr, Frank and Mabel’s son-in-law, married to Elizabeth, is appointed as Assistant Headmaster.