Since our first graduate in 1994 from what was then known as The
Learning Alternative to the class of 2011, Northfield School of the
Liberal Arts has graduated 102 students. We are proud of our scholars,
who have been accepted by colleges and universities such as Oxford
University, Kenyon College, University of the South (Sewanee), New York
University, Vanderbilt University, Tufts University, University of
Virginia, Wheaton College, Sarah Lawrence College, Clemson University,
Williams College, Austin College, Reed College, The Air Force Adademy, and Williams College.
Alumni have also attended Friends University, Wichita State University,
University of Kansas, and Kansas State University. They have been
National Merit Finalists, National Merit Honorable Mentions, and AP
Scholars. We congratulate them on their efforts and look forward to
seeing what they will accomplish next.
Conversation with Bob Elder (class of 1999)
Uncle Bob [Love]’s favorite saying is that Northfield is “life
prep” instead of “college prep,” and that was true in a lot of ways.
Northfield isn’t a vocationally oriented school, and that gives the
students an edge, I think. You come out of school knowing how to learn
instead of simply possessing a narrow set of skills that determine what
you’re going to do for the rest of your life. That’s very freeing. (more)