About Our Campus - Gordon-Conwell — Hamilton

About Our Campus



After the merger of Gordon Divinity School and Conwell School of Theology in 1969, the newly formed Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary put down roots in South Hamilton, MA. The property was once home to a devout Catholic family who willed their lush 118-acre estate to the Catholic Church. After the owners’ death, the Church transformed the inherited estate into a Carmelite Junior Seminary. Relics of that seminary’s days can be seen around campus.

Gordon-Conwell’s first students learned, studied, dined and lived in Kerr Building, one of the only buildings on campus until the much-needed Goddard Library was constructed in 1971. The Academic Center and 12 residence halls have since been added.

Referred to as the “Holy Hill” by locals, Gordon-Conwell sits at the highest elevation in Hamilton. Our family-friendly campus is situated just north of Boston and a few miles from the ocean, allowing students and families to benefit from New England’s rich heritage and resources.


600 students
365 apartments and dorms
118 wooded acres
64 faculty
55 denominations
35 minutes outside of Boston
22 foreign countries
4 miles from the ocean
3 chapels
2 miles from the commuter rail
1 expansive recreation field


  • Disc golf course (Click here to view and download disc golf map.)
  • Basketball court at Retreat House parking lot
  • Fitness room
  • Multiple playgrounds for children
  • Gym access at Gordon College’s Bennett Center
    • Rock gym
    • Indoor pool
    • Gymnasium
    • Dance/group exercise room
    • Sauna
    • Weight-lifting equipment and free weights
    • Aerobic equipment
    • Indoor track
    • Racquetball courts
  • Affordable Nursery School for children
  • Discounted textbooks through BookCentre
  • Garden plots for green thumbs
  • Community dining hall
  • “Give & Take” shop, free clothing and household items

Come visit our campus and see for yourself!

Early Childhood Program

North Shore Christian School has an Early Childhood Program on the Gordon Conwell Hamilton campus located in Pilgrim Hall. The program includes both full day (7:45 am – 2:30 pm) and morning only programs (7:45 am-12 pm), with day combinations of your choice and as available. After school care is also available up to 5:30 pm. Children 2.9 years old (and toilet-trained) may apply to the Preschool program. Children who are 4 years old by September 1 (and toilet-trained) may apply to the Pre-K program.

The North Shore Christian School has been educating children in the context of a Christian Worldview for over 65 years. NSCS recognizes the tremendous responsibility that the formative years of education play in the lives of children. With this understanding, NSCS makes every effort to know, value, and challenge each student.

We encourage any potential or existing Gordon-Conwell student and/or spouse to visit NSCS’s website to learn more about the program through the following link Early Childhood. Seminary Scholarships and Financial Aid are available to qualified applicants. Information can be accessed through the following link Seminary Student Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Renee Southard
Interim Administrative Head
North Shore Christian School
(781) 599-2040

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