Welcome From the Head

On behalf of the entire school community, I welcome you to Belmont Hill School. This site 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 and learn about the life of the School. 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.

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

Chapel Talk with Dr. Melvoin

About Dr. Melvoin

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.
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Belmont Hill School educates boys in mind, body, and spirit to develop men of good character. Our community encourages and challenges students to discover and pursue passions, seek excellence, and face adversity with resilience. We cultivate critical thinking and creativity, teamwork and competition, hard work and reflection, tradition and innovation. Valuing our differences and working together, we embrace camaraderie, compassion, and service to others. Our school strives to instill in each boy ethical judgment, a sense of common humanity, and a lifelong love of learning.