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– Dean of Faculty Hugh Silbaugh

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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

New Medical Director Joins NMH Faculty

Dec. 12, 2016 — Northfield Mount Hermon has hired Sara Rourke, MD, a Greenfield, Mass., doctor and a 1994 alumna of NMH, to be its new school physician and director of medicine. In addition to providing medical care to the school’s 650 students, she, in collaboration with the director of counseling, will oversee NMH’s O’Connor Health and Wellness Center, which employs a team of 14 health care...More

Solar "Farm" at NMH to Generate Green Power

 Dec. 6, 2016 — Not far from NMH’s Hayward Farm’s iconic red barn and grazing pastures there’s another kind of farm — a solar one. The school recently started leasing 10 acres on the edge of campus to Borrego Solar, which is building a solar array (often called a “solar farm”). The land north of Peller Family Field now hosts rows of photovoltaic panels. Together, they are expected to generate two...More