At Northfield Mount Hermon, we like to say that we educate the head, heart, and hand. Our academic program is both whole and wholesome: it pushes you to explore your intellectual boundaries, awakens you to the needs and opportunities of the world, and prepares you for a more meaningful life.
Our teachers are the heart of the NMH experience. As credentialed scholars, they’re the equal of any boarding school faculty in the country. As dedicated, passionate educators, they have no equal. They’ll know how to inspire you, nurture you, and push you to excel.
Our College Model Academic Program (CMAP) not only helps teachers provide the richest possible educational experience, it also gives you a glimpse of what college will look like. By taking three major courses each semester, you'll spend more time in class with your teachers, which allows for deeper discussion and hands-on projects and increases your understanding of the course material.
Our wide range of courses in all our academic departments are tough, fascinating, meaningful, and yes, often downright fun. Combined with our informed, personal college counseling, an NMH education will not only prepare you for college, it will also challenge you to broaden your view of the world while ever refining your image of yourself.
Of course, the classroom is just the beginning at NMH. Our international programs can take you to study Spanish in Uruguay or literature in Ireland. Our working farm, is a living laboratory where you can conduct college-level experiments in plant biology and soil ecology, learn to make lavender soap and maple syrup, and grow organic vegetables for the dining hall. You can dig deeper into your favorite subjects through student organizations like Model UN and the Math Club, or get creative in the amazing new Rhodes Arts Center.
The school is pleased to present the first edition of the NMH Journal for the Humanities. Within this online edition, you will find the scholarship of three NMH faculty members. Erik Chaput has composed an article on the Rhode Island politician Thomas Dorr, also the subject of his recently published book. After some exceptional primary research in the NMH archives, Sean Foley has authored an article on the experiences of four of Mount Hermon’s African students from the turn of the 20th century. Lastly, Janae Peters has examined the place and value of slave narratives as literary texts.