Welcome from the Head of School
| On behalf of the entire school community, I welcome you to Belmont Hill. Our website is designed to provide you with a broad overview of our school. I hope you find it user-friendly, informative, and a wonderful way to keep up with campus news. I urge you to take a look around and learn as much as possible about life on the Hill, and to visit the site often. |
Part of what makes this rigorous, traditional New England boys' school distinctive is the clarity of its mission. We work hard to live what we say we are every day. Thus, we hope the remarkable range of activities and programs we describe here helps you understand the excitement of this place: its rich diversity of people, programs, and opportunities, as well as its unifying vision of community and purpose.
As active as this site may be, I invite you to come to Belmont Hill and see us in person. While we are proud of this website, nothing can match the experience of visiting our campus and meeting our students and the men and women of our faculty, who make this such a special place. I hope we will see you here soon.
Dr. Richard I. Melvoin
Listen to a podcast with Dr. Melvoin from 9/10/2012
|Dr. Melvoin became Belmont Hill's Head of School in 1993. In addition to leading the School, he teaches Ethics, a required course of all Third Form (ninth grade) boys. Before coming to Belmont Hill, he taught history at Harvard, Mt. Holyoke, and Deerfield Academy, and served in administrative positions at both Harvard and Deerfield. He is a member of the Board of the International Boys' Schools Coalition, having served as its President from 2003-2006.|
His publications include Beyond Politics: Boys, Biology & Character (pub. by Boys' Schools Coalition, 1998); and Letting Boys Be Boys (Washington Post editorial, 1996).
He is a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and the Headmasters Association.
Dr. Melvoin earned his A.B. from Harvard, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.