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– Dean of Faculty Hugh Silbaugh

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NMH Rowing Program Unveils Plan for New Boathouse

October 22, 2016 — Northfield Mount Hermon has unveiled plans for a new $6.6 million boathouse to serve its rapidly growing rowing program. The much-needed facility will replace a 50-year-old building that has long been too small for the program it serves. NMH offers competitive rowing in both the fall and spring seasons, and each year more than 100 students participate, making it one of the...More

NMH Unveils Design for State-of-the-Art Math and Science Center

Gilder Center for Integrative Math and Science Education to support innovative new curriculum October 18, 2016 — Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) has unveiled the design for a $36 million science and math center that one day will serve as home to the school’s innovative new math, science, and engineering curriculum. Sporting a sleek, modern look that blends gracefully into the school’s hillside...More

Teacher by Day, Fictional Crime-Fighter by Night

Oct. 17, 2016 — John Corrigan is a man of many aliases, but in a good way. The Northfield Mount Hermon English department chair is a teacher and an author, a golf enthusiast and blogger, and possibly the only mystery writer in America who’s also a dorm parent.So far, he’s produced nine novels, published under his own name and also under the pen names D.A. Keeley and K.A. Delaney. “One of the...More

NMH Students’ Hackathon Project Voted “Most Investable”

October 10, 2016 — On Saturday, a team of six NMH students set off for the Microsoft Sales and Technology Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, to compete with more than 200 coders in a hackathon for New England high school students. The hackNEHS event brought together like-minded computer enthusiasts for a day of programming and team collaboration to create something original such as a website,...More

Former NMH Headmaster Richard “Dick” Unsworth Passes Away at 89

 Oct. 3, 2016 — The Northfield Mount Hermon community mourns the passing of former headmaster Richard “Dick” Preston Unsworth, who died Sept. 14, 2016, following a long illness. He was 89.Born in 1927 in Vineland, New Jersey, Unsworth spent most of his life living in Massachusetts, most recently in Needham. A member of the Class of 1945 at The Mount Hermon School for Boys, Unsworth earned a B.A....More