At Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH), our motto is education for the head, heart, and hand. That means that we offer teenagers an exceptionally balanced, multidimensional academic experience.
We are a secular coed boarding and day school for 650 students in grades nine through 12 and a postgraduate year. Our wooded campus borders the Connecticut River in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and in this beautiful setting, we challenge young people to think hard, work hard, discover new talents, and hone the ones they already possess.
Every day at NMH, a constellation of expert, compassionate adults—teachers, coaches, and advisors—supports each student. Classes are small (the teacher-student ratio is 1:7) and extended to allow for in-depth exploration. Students take three major courses each semester—six challenging college-preparatory courses per year.
Our 61 sports teams and more than a dozen performing arts groups keep students busy after classes, as do a multitude of student-led clubs and organizations and volunteer-service projects. Every student participates in the school’s work program, which could mean they do chores on the farm, lead tours of the campus for visitors, clean up in the dining hall, or help out in campus offices. This helps students stay invested in the NMH community, gives them a taste of the real world, and deepens their educational experience.
After NMH, students move on to college and into the world with academic confidence and a sense of purpose and generosity. They are curious, inspired, motivated. They are ready.