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– Dean of Faculty Hugh Silbaugh

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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

Get Ready to VOTE

Sept. 19, 2016 — Operating under the premise that students are never too young to get involved in presidential politics, Northfield Mount Hermon has launched its 2016 VOTES Project, a quadrennial mock election that engages high school students around the country.The full name of the project is Voting Opportunities for Teenagers in Every State, and approximately 60,000 students from more than 130...More

Political Analyst Juan Williams Speaks

September 12, 2016 — In an increasingly polarized America, award-winning journalist Juan Williams sees himself as a “moderate battering ram and gridlock buster.” He will be on the NMH campus Sunday, Sept. 18, speaking to students at 6:30 pm in Memorial Chapel. In a talk titled “Moving Forward as a Divided Nation,” Williams is expected to argue that “embracing compromise will help our nation take...More