Daily life at NMH includes classes, homework, sports practices and games, performing arts rehearsals, "workjob", and extracurricular activities. It's a busy schedule, but all those activities contribute to the self-discovery that each student is engaged in. And every individual student journey is part of a whole—a vibrant community of teenagers and adults living, learning, and working together.
Each NMH student has a constellation of at least a dozen adults supporting his or her growth—we call it the Partnership of Twelve. Classroom teachers, coaches, deans, advisors, workjob supervisors, and dorm parents, these adults work together to guide students in their academic, social, and athletic lives.
And those lives typically start in the dorms. Dorms are more than the places students lay their heads at night; each one is a vital social hub and a welcome home base. Day students are assigned specific dorms, too; they frequently spend the night on weekends.
Eating at NMH is pretty out of the ordinary: There's stir-fry Tuesdays, Mexican Thursdays, and the soft-serve ice cream machine that uses NMH farm milk. Mmmm. It's a good thing the dining hall is open almost all day for grazing!
Beyond food and shelter, students discover that everything they need to lead a healthy, productive life is close at hand—whether that's a fun weekend activity, a volunteer gig, a spiritual practice, or simply health and wellness resources.