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

– Dean of Faculty Hugh Silbaugh

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Who Are You?

Members of the NMH Dance Company marched to the front of Memorial Chapel wearing labels that read “awkward,” “creator,” “critic,” “germophobe,” and “outsider,” among others. The dancers moved and swayed in tandem to the song “Cherokee” by Cat Power before the audience gathered in the Chapel. Their performance kicked off Diversity Day, an annual event in which NMH students and community members...More

Richard Gilder '50 Gives $10 Million for New Science Center

The Northfield Mount Hermon community is celebrating the generosity of former trustee Richard Gilder ’50, who this week donated a lead gift of $10 million to help build a new science, math, and technology facility on campus. Gilder’s donation is the largest cash gift in the school’s history and among the largest cash gifts from a living donor to any New England boarding school in five years. Head...More

“Live an Adventurous Life”

“Many past Founder’s Day speakers have chosen to share stories of our founder, D.L. Moody, and the very full life he lived,” math teacher and crew coach Vicky Jenkins said to students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate Founder’s Day last weekend. “I’ve chosen to not speak about Moody, but instead to talk about you.”Jenkins, who has taught at NMH for 31 years, urged students to embrace an “...More

NMH Family Days Notice

Due to today's winter storm, we have decided to cancel Friday classes and all family days' events. The safety of our students and families is our foremost concern.Saturday's junior varsity and thirds athletics contests have been cancelled. At the moment, we still hope to run the varsity contests.Saturday's ACT test has been rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 16.The school will remain open over the...More

Navigating Cultural Diversity

Question: What happens when a 10-year-old girl tries to cook a turkey for her Korean family’s first American Thanksgiving dinner?Answer: Well, initially, food poisoning. But that’s not all. The dinner also was a lesson in cultural diversity, according to Marina Lee, who made that Thanksgiving dinner decades ago and now works as an educational consultant to schools such as NMH that are navigating...More

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