“What's so special about this place? We value exceptionalism without valuing elitism.”

– Dean of Faculty Hugh Silbaugh

News Stories

Founders' Challenge Feb. 1-4

Each February, the NMH community celebrates the birthday of Dwight L. Moody, who founded NMH in 1879. Since then, many NMH alumni have become founders of businesses, nonprofits, and other creative enterprises the world over. The Founders' Challenge, now in its second year, challenges the global NMH community to honor Moody and all founders connected to NMH — past, present, and future — by making...More

"A Part of History"

Jan. 25, 2016 — When an estimated half-million people descended on the nation’s capitol on Jan. 21 to participate in the Women’s March on Washington, 35 enthusiastic NMH students and more than a dozen faculty and staff members were there.Joining the crowd calling not just for women’s rights, but also for equity in a range of racial, ethnic, and LGBT issues, they carried signs that declared, “...More

Little Kids on Campus

 Jan. 10, 2017 — After a year of construction, Northfield Mount Hermon opened the doors of its new Bolger Center for Early Childhood Education during the first week of January.“It’s incredible,” raves Carol Kennedy, the director of the center. The bright, spacious 5,630-square-foot facility, located in the southeastern corner of campus, replaces the nursery school that has operated for decades on...More

Olympian Frank Shorter Named Commencement Speaker

Jan. 5, 2017 — Frank Shorter, who won the 1972 Olympic marathon and sparked a running boom across the United States, will be the 2017 commencement speaker at Northfield Mount Hermon.  “It will be a thrill and honor to give the commencement address at NMH on May 21,” Shorter said. “I will finally be able to thank, in my own words, the school's faculty, teachers, students, and coaches who nurtured...More

Reel-Life Lessons

 Dec. 16, 2016— The seven students in English teacher Richard Sell’s film class are sitting in the dark, their hands poised over brightly colored buzzers on the desktops. As today’s film —The Graduate — flickers on a screen before them, the noise level rises.  “Masking!” shouts one student, banging his palm on the buzzer. “Extreme closeup!” says another. “Tracking shot!” several announce in...More