Education: Northfield Milestone

Among the 2,300 men and women in the U. S. who run private secondary schools, unique is the position of Elliott Speer, 32, Princeton 1920; son of famed Evangelist Robert Elliott Speer. He not only conducts the largest private secondary institution in the land but as President of Northfield Schools (enrollment: 1,230) he heads two schools—Mount Hermon School for boys and Northfield Seminary for girls. These seats of learning face each other across five miles of wooded hills, separated by the Connecticut river near Northfield, one mile from the northern boundary of Massachusetts....

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