News Stories

Around the middle of January, math department chair Dick Peller gets really excited about baseball. It doesn't matter that every field for miles around is covered with snow, or that the sporting event on most sports fans' minds is the Super Bowl. Every winter Peller hosts Northfield Mount Hermon's Hot Stove League — a gathering of baseball fans who, like him, are eager to talk players, stats,... More
On Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Northfield Mount Hermon holds classes as usual. "It's not a day off, it's a day on," says Associate Dean of Multicultural Education James Greenwood. At NMH, it's actually a whole week on—for several reasons. First, "Dr. King was an inspirational leader and an agent for change, and conversations about him don't get fleshed out and understood in just one day... More
Northfield Mount Hermon got a welcome holiday gift in mid-December when William R. Rhodes ’53, chairman emeritus of the NMH Board of Trustees, donated $1 million in cash to endow a new academic course in social entrepreneurship. Beginning as a pilot program next fall, the Rhodes Fellowship Course in Social Entrepreneurship will train students to create actual businesses aimed at finding... More
Ferguson, Missouri is 1150 miles away from Northfield Mount Hermon, but it took center stage in many NMH classrooms after news broke that one of the town’s white police officers would not be indicted for fatally shooting a black teenager last summer. The announcement from Ferguson came during NMH’s Thanksgiving break, and when students returned to classes, they found teachers like Sally Komarek... More
The boys' varsity soccer team made it all the way to the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) final championship game, falling in a hard-fought match to Berkshire School 2-0 on Sunday, Nov. 16.  The Hoggers entered as the eighth seed and proceeded to knock off undefeated and number-one seed Loomis Chaffee on the road and then traveled to play Worcester in the semifinals. NMH... More