Northfield Mount Hermon School Sells Northfield Campus
After consolidating campuses two campuses into one in 2005, Northfield Mount Hermon School announced the sale of its dormant Northfied campus to Hobby Lobby. The deal closed this past Monday.
“…Our transaction with Hobby Lobby, an Oklahoma City-based corporation with a commitment to supporting Christian missions, closed on December 14, 2009.
Hobby Lobby intends to facilitate the establishment of C.S. Lewis College, a Great Books college, on the Northfield campus, giving it a new and purposeful life…” (NMH’s announcement)
The 2005 campus consolidation tightened NMH’s student body from 1100 to 600. The sale should allow NMH to look confidently toward the future. Northfield Mount Hermon’s trustees appear prescient in their thinking and planning.
Update: NMH published the video of their press conference to their Youtube channel. It provides additional information about the transfer of the campus to Hobby Lobby:
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