Student Life

NMH presents students with a world of opportunities. In addition to classes and homework, your purposeful education will lead you to sports practices and games, rehearsals and performances, “workjob,” and other extracurricular activities. It’s a busy schedule, but all these activities add up to an extraordinary experience with self-discovery that takes place in the context of a supportive and stimulating community. Teenagers and adults live, learn, and work together, developing their commitment to ideals and a powerful sense of citizenship.

As an NMH student, you will be supported by a constellation of at least a dozen adults who are deeply invested in your personal growth. This Partnership of 12 is made up of classroom teachers, coaches, deans, advisors, workjob supervisors, and dorm parents, all working together to guide you toward your academic, social, and athletic goals.

Life in the dorms is a rich and vital part of the NMH experience, with students from all over the country and even the globe sharing good times together. Dorms are more than places for students to lay their heads at night; each one is a social hub and a welcome home base. Day students are assigned specific dorms as well; they frequently spend the night on weekends and participate in dorm activities.

Dining at NMH is truly something special. Whether it’s stir-fry Tuesday, Mexican Monday, or the on-demand soft-serve ice cream machine that uses NMH farm milk, the food is always wholesome and inventive. It’s a good thing the dining hall is open almost all day for grazing! (View the weekly menu here.)

Beyond food and shelter, students discover at NMH everything they need to lead a healthy, productive life—whether that’s a fun weekend activity, a volunteer gig, a spiritual practice, or health and wellness resources.

Blake Student Center Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 4 pm

Tower Lounge Hours:

Daily: 7:30 am - 10:15 pm