at Northfield are enrolling NOW for Fall 2023.
Scholarships may STILL be available if you apply soon.
Each cohort hosted by Northfield is an autonomous school formed, supported and operated by a principal teacher and participating families. We prefer the term "autonomous" [from auto+nomos = self+managment] to the term "independent" [ from in+de+pendere = not+from+to hang] when describing cohorts, because they work [and "hang"] together in many ways to feed and be fed by each other.
However, the student's admission to, enrollment in and graduation/expulsion from a specific cohort are handled entirely by the cohort itself. To share in the Northfield community, each cohort must
practice the trivium as its pedagogy,
observe the seven simple rules of conduct and
comply with all laws regarding its operations including, but not limited to, non-discrimination.
Other than that, each cohort determines its own curriculum subject to annual review by Northfield as being consistent with our Vision and Mission. For more information on or to join an existing cohort, follow the link below to a cohort's website ... then come and see it for yourself.
>> For more on cohorts
Nathaniel Lutke, along with an extraordinary faculty, leads a cohort divided into three groups (6/7th, 9/10th, 11/12th) offering classes for both full-time and part-time students. Studium follows a calendar month rotation of 2 deep-dive courses per month, and continues to offer Math and Latin. Studium 11/12th students who have demonstrated readiness are free to use their mornings to attend classes at Friends University just 1.5 blocks to the west of our campus! This opportunity allows students to have a solid home base while building college experience.
Our Cohort Model
If you know a group of families and a teacher who would like to explore starting a cohort [associated with Northfield or not], we welcome your interest and would be glad to offer assistance if we can.