Dr. Francis Goulding operated a school in his Kingston home beginning around 1854. The school operated for about five years closing around 1859. Research is incomplete.

Kingston boy’s school ran by Dr. Francis R. Goulding out of his home in the south of Kingston it was open in 1854. F. R. Goulding was a best-selling children’s book author, and invented the first sewing machine. KINGSTON TIMES 12/10/1909.