EducationSince the 19th century, Northfield and surrounding towns have been home to world-class educational institutions. Today that tradition continues as the Northfield Mount Hermon School, founded by D.L. Moody, thrives in Gill, Mass and one of the four remaining historically black boarding schools in the country, Redemption Christian Academy, is transforming the lives of young people on its scenic hillside South Mountain Road campus in Northfield. Northfield’s Dickinson Memorial Library offer a variety of services to residents and travelers, including free Wi-Fi, copying facilities, maps, genealogical reference material and programs of special interest. A bit further from the Gateway towns, in Greenfield and Deerfield, are the internationally-known independent secondary schools Stoneleigh Burnham and Deerfield Academy, and the independent elementary schools Bement and Eaglebrook.

The entire Pioneer Valley is part of what is called “The Knowledge Corridor,” a collection of top educational institutions located along the I-91 corridor from Connecticut to Vermont. The Five Colleges-the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College and Hampshire College in Amherst, Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, and Smith College in Northampton, provide a vitality and richness to the area not typically available outside major cities.

GCCIn Greenfield, Greenfield Community College is a valuable partner for educational, cultural, artistic and economic development. In Brattleboro, the School for International Training and Marlboro College provide cutting-edge information and sophistication to Southern Vermont. And in Keene, New Hampshire, Keene State College stimulates the life and economy of the Monadnock Region.

Bement SchoolThe Bement School
94 Old Main Street, Deerfield Mass 01342 PO Box 8
Tel: (413) 774-7061
Bement provides an education for children in kindergarten through ninth grade, day and boarding. Bement actively seeks an academically diverse, international, and multi-cultural student body. Excellent secondary school preparation in small classes is complemented by daily arts and athletics in an environment that celebrates acceptance. A climate of acceptance, kindness and challenge nurtures each child intellectually, creatively, physically and emotionally. Information on how to visit campus and apply is available through our website or call the admission office at (413) 774-4209.

Dickinson Memorial LibraryDickinson Memorial Library
115 Main Street, Northfield Mass 01360
Tel: (413) 498-2455
Northfield’s library is open to the public and offers Internet, Wi-Fi and a quiet place to browse, work or relax. Copier, scanner and fax available.
Open: Tues 1pm–8pm, Wed and Thurs 1pm–6pm, Fri
10am–6pm, Sat 10am–3pm.

Northfield Mount Hermon
1 Lamplighter Way, Mount Hermon Mass 01354
Tel: (413) 498-3000
NMH is an independent, coed boarding and day school for 650 students in grades 9–12 and postgraduates. The school offers superior academics in a wide range of opportunities in athletics, the arts, global studies, and community service. Students come from all over the world as well as the Pioneer Valley to become part of a community that both challenges them and supports them. Join us for a visit and tour by contacting the Office of Admissions.


Thomas Aquinas College
Northfield, MA 01360
On February 7, 2017, Thomas Aquinas College and the National Christian Foundation announced that they had entered into a preliminary agreement, under which the NCF would give to the College the campus of a former secondary school in Northfield, Massachusetts. The College accepted title of the property on May 2, 2017. Contingent upon the approval of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, Thomas Aquinas College will open its New England doors to students in the fall of 2018.