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– Dean of Faculty Hugh Silbaugh

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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

New Center Champions Learning By Doing

 October 3, 2016 — Students can learn solely from books and classroom lectures, but there are much better methods. NMH has long offered “education for the head, heart, and hand,” and that three-part learning model is key to the school’s new Center for Learning through Action (CLA).Because hands-on experience can be transformative, the CLA now coordinates NMH global engagement, the work program,...More

Affirming Religious and Spiritual Diversity

 Sept. 30, 2016 — During the first weekend of October, Northfield Mount Hermon will mark the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days by installing and dedicating a Torah, Judaism’s holy book of Hebrew scripture.It’s a recent demonstration of the school’s ongoing desire to “affirm religious and spiritual diversity,” according to Rev. Lee-Ellen Strawn, NMH’s chaplain. Another such demonstration is...More