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– Dean of Faculty Hugh Silbaugh

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Nat: The Power of Confidence

August 16, 2017 — Natalia Tu is the first to admit that she’s a big-time NMH cheerleader. “I feel like I’m studying with some of the smartest teachers ever, and my friends are the smartest and kindest people ever,” she gushes. “I’ve gained so much confidence in this place, and I’ve learned to see the world in a different way, as cheesy as that sounds.” But Nat, as she’s known, is also honest. “I...More

Cut corners? No, thanks.

Gaelin Kingston remembers exactly what got him excited about attending NMH. On a visit to campus a few years ago, he sat in on a World Religions class, and marveled at how happy and relaxed the students were as they discussed what seemed like “really big concepts” — and also at how interested the teacher was in everything the students had to say. “It felt like they were a team, and she was the...More

New Northfield Campus Owners Share Plans

 Preservation of buildings and Moody’s legacy are top priorities for the new owners of NMH’s former Northfield campus. June 21, 2017 — During a celebratory event held on May 2, the new owners of Northfield Mount Hermon’s former Northfield campus expressed deep appreciation for the historic significance of the property while sharing publicly details about their plans for the campus. The event,...More

Jordan: Wrestling with a Challenge

Jordan Rowlette of Lowell, Massachusetts, came to NMH specifically to join the school’s championship wrestling team. And he quickly established himself, earning a New England championship in his weight class and competing in the National Prep Tournament two years in a row.  Along the way, however, “something else clicked,” he says. “To be honest, I had a hard time when I first got here with the...More

Meet a Student: Isabella DeHerdt

 Isabella DeHerdt arrived at NMH rocking red combat boots. Determined, she says, to be “unapologetically myself,” she also secretly wondered whether she would fit in. Four years later, she says, “You’ll always find a place here as long as you just be yourself.” At age 4, Isabella started playing violin. At 8, she was taking vocal and guitar lessons. At 11, she started the indie trio Kalliope...More