Northfield Mount Hermon School

1 Lamplighter Way, Mount Hermon, MA 01354

In 1879, Dwight L. Moody founded the Northfield Seminary for young ladies. Two years later, he founded Mount Hermon School for boys. Located on opposite banks of the Connecticut River, the schools were associated from the beginning in a variety of social, artistic and religious endeavors. In 1971, the schools joined to form a single coeducational institution on two campuses. Then, in the fall of 2005, NMH consolidated school operations onto the Mount Hermon campus on what is now known as Lamplighter Way. Students take three major courses per semester that meet for extended class periods, resulting in a total of six rigorous college preparatory courses a year. Cocurricular enrichment classes and a ninth-grade foundation program complement these major courses. Spiritual opportunities at the school include religious studies courses and faculty-supported spiritual life groups. The Moody system of advising matches teachers with small groups of seven pupils. Small classes and a strong college counseling department are other notable aspects of NMH's program. All students participate in the work program, contributing four hours each week to the operation of the school community through a variety of jobs. The outreach volunteer program, offered on an extracurricular basis, allows students to work at elementary schools, nursing homes, soup kitchens, animal shelters and other area service organizations. The school participates in an international studies program that permits juniors and seniors to live in New Zealand, Egypt, South Africa, Costa Rica, Australia, Italy, Ireland, Greece, France, the Dominican Republic or China; summer study options include an intensive language program in Spain. Students who develop appropriate apprenticeship placement also earn credit.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Coed Grades 9-PG
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address1 Lamplighter Way, Mount Hermon, MA 01354
Year Established1879
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorPeter B. Fayroian
Applications DueFebruary
Total Enrollment650
Boarding Students539
Day Students111
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