95 Years of History
Sarah Whitaker and Dorothy Bement envisioned a school offering an education that would prepare young women for college entrance exams not just marriage. The new place would be built on a bedrock of teaching, and, like its founders, it would operate with grace and pluck. The women bought property on Pomeroy Terrace in Northampton, and in 1924 welcomed the first Northampton School for Girls students. The school quickly established a reputation for academic excellence in an environment that emphasized simplicity and community. For nearly half a century, the school operated with verve, indelibly stamping the lives of women who passed through its doors and across its elegant lawns.
Today, 95 years later, the legacy of Northampton School for Girls lives on, reflected in a shared mission of a community where great teachers turn challenges into opportunities for learning, and where young women are encouraged confidently to set out and forge their own paths of individual expression.
This year, as we celebrated the 95th anniversary of the founding of Northampton School for Girls. Classmates and friends played tribute to the bold vision of Sarah Whitaker and Dorothy Bement and the power of women’s education.
In the Spotlight
This beloved recipe has been called the queen of the NSFG desserts. Served by cook Anna Kowalski, the recipe was published in a 1967 cookbook to honor her after 40 years at the school.
Jackee Mosher ’70
When Jackee Mosher ’70 broke into the macho world of commercial aviation in 1975, she was Ozark Air Lines’ only female pilot—and would remain so for eight more years.