Head of School's Welcome

Portrait of Peter FayroianOn behalf of my colleagues and the students of Northfield Mount Hermon, I'm happy to welcome you to our website.

While it serves only as a window into the wondrous teaching and learning that occurs here at NMH, I'm confident that this glimpse will portray a community that "engages the intellect, compassion, and talents of our students, empowering them to act with humanity and purpose."

Our commitment to this mission is as evident now as it was more than 130 years ago, when D.L. Moody founded two schools in these beautiful hills to educate young men and women from this country and around the world. How we go about educating our students has, appropriately, changed over the past century to meet the needs of students in an ever-shifting educational climate. The reason we exist as a school has not.

We educate the heads, hearts, and hands of our students. The stories they tell of their experiences, as Northfield alumnae, Mount Hermon alumni, as NMH graduates of two campuses or as residents of our current consolidated campus, resonate in and between these proud buildings above the Connecticut River.

I hope you enjoy meandering through our website, and I invite you to step onto campus to see the real work and joy of teaching and learning. What happens inside our classrooms and gymnasiums, across the fields and on our stages, on our farm and out in the world, is as unique and magical as our campus setting. I look forward to seeing you here.

Peter B. Fayroian
Head of School

A bird's eye view

Amy Domini '68

A socially-responsible investor before the world knew what that meant.

Gretel Schatz

I want dance students to engage their own memory and intellect.

Becca Malloy

Science isn't just talk, but it certainly helps.

Mary Hefner

I love teaching AP Bio. The kids are highly motivated.

Faculty Profiles
Mitike

This past summer, I increased my awareness of my identity by reconnecting with my native country, Ethiopia.

Ryan

“I don’t think I would be anywhere near the person I am today if it wasn’t for NMH. It’s enlightened me about so many different things, and I’ve met people from everywhere you can imagine.”

Josh

In my old school, I never saw myself as someone who could be a Division I player one day. Now I can.

David

"One of my biggest influences has been my math teacher. He built this love of math in me—specifically, the idea that math can be used to interpret the world." 

Lila

"The fact that everything is here at my fingertips has really helped me grow."

Ismini

"Almost all of our classes are conversation-based, which means that you're totally engaged in classroom discussion."

Noah

"I enjoy helping my friends, and it's given me a new respect for teachers. I may even go into teaching myself one day."

Isaac

"In VOTES, I learned how to prepare and present—skills I drew on in Washington."

Yvonne

 "This year, I'm field hockey captain. I enjoy giving advice and support."

David

“I like that you can start completely new things. You can reinvent yourself.”

Maggie

Dance has taken this creative learner on an artistic journey. 

Xiaoxian (Lily)

 “My teachers told me to use my own voice, and they pushed me to think about what I really believed in.”

Abby

"The curriculum here is hard, but it’s the right amount of hard."

Ngone

“The academics are extremely rigorous, but because of the way teachers present things, it’s like, ‘I have school today!’”

Eli
Eli

“The learning you can do in a study-abroad program can outweigh anything else you can do even at a school like this.” 

Kevin

“NMH encouraged me to explore new things, try everything, and see what’s best for me.”

Isabella

“You’ll always find a place here as long as you just be yourself.”

Melvin

“There is a community here that cares about you.”

Student Profiles