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"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field."
 Jesus of Nazareth

The Treasure Some Seek

Jesus taught that the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field … right there under your feet … quietly waiting to be found. And he promised that if you will seek it then you will find it. But he also warned that you cannot buy the treasure, because it is priceless … you can only purchase the field.

In like manner, we are surrounded by schools which arise naturally wherever there is at least one who is able to teach and one who is willing to study. And there is a treasure hidden in every school … learning. But learning cannot be bought, you can only purchase the opportunity to seek and, hopefully, find it.

And so in 1993, Bob and Nancy Love, along with a group of able teachers and willing students, set out on their own search for learning in a school they called Northfield. In 2003, Phil and Becky Elder took the torch and have held it high ever since … shedding light on that same field. And after 20+ years of seeking and finding priceless learning at Northfield, we are absolutely convinced that the greatest treasures it holds are yet to be discovered … quietly waiting … for somebody.

The Pedagogy We Use

Northfield is a secondary school for students in roughly grades 6-12 and generally ages 11-18. The object and method of our instruction has always been the liberal arts because they contain both

  • the tools we need to learn and
  • the subjects we need to study.

Working alongside parents, we encourage and guide young people as they search for learning. We show them a love for learning, because without that there is no motivation. And we train them to use the tools of learning, because without these there can be no realization. We want them to seek and to find learning … and to know they can continue to do so … in any subject … on any day … for a lifetime.

Our campus is centered around two beautiful and historic homes on University Avenue down the street from Friends University. It suits us well as a base camp in our quest. And although our space is limited, our learning is not.

The Quest You Face

We wish you well in your search for learning. It’s a worthy quest … beyond any price for those who find it. And if you think you might like to search for it here … with us at Northfield … then know that we would welcome your company and your energy.

So, if you’re looking for a place to dig in where you can find the treasures of learning … why don’t you just come and see.


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