Nascantur in Admiratione
let them be born in wonder
The bell rings.
From every room in the hundred-year-old historic houses Northfield calls home, children come pouring out with books in hand. Students and faculty brush shoulders in the halls.
Someone plays the piano while a group of students sings. Stairs creak. Children laugh. The bell rings again and students hurry to their seats around the table. The learning begins.
Northfield offers a Liberal Arts education to children grades 6th-12th. Northfield students are taught how to learn rather than what to learn. Through practicing the progression of knowledge through grammar, logic, and rhetoric (the Trivium), Northfield faculty guide the students as they construct a toolkit for lifelong learning.
At Northfield, we believe that one end of education is service. On Wednesdays, Northfield teachers and students trade textbooks for tools and go to work. We help local charities, businesses, and neighbors. This service offers our students experience with the professional world and compassion for their shared community.
At Northfield, we approach education with respect for the whole person. We do not simply study together, we live our lives together. Students enter the Northfield family in addition to their own family, and Northfield becomes in loco parentis (in place of the parent) during the school day as students and faculty learn together.
Northfield At A Glance
the average student-to-teacher ratio
the year Northfield was established
the percentage of HS students taking college coursework
Annual average number of students attending Northfield
from parents and alumni of Northfield
Here are just a few of the places our students have gone to further their education.
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