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How We Discover

Engaging with intellect, acting with humanity and purpose

 

At Northfield Mount Hermon, our curriculum is more than a course catalog – it's a distinctive approach to harnessing rigorous college-prep academics, intellectual deep dives, excellent teachers, and collaborative learning into passion and ambition that last a lifetime. 

 

Take a deep dive into our curriculum.

College-Model Academic Program

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Our unique College-Model Academic Program (CMAP) allows students to study themes and topics from multiple perspectives and provides more time for subject-matter exploration and personal development, ensuring NMH students master specific, relevant content while cultivating their interests. 

This approach provides a wealth of opportunities for students to pursue advanced math and science, engage with meaningful artistic endeavors, speak another language fluently, and encounter the great ideas of literature, history, philosophy, and religion. 

Find out more about the benefits of CMAP

 


 

There are a lot of discussions about life, the meaning of our place here, and how we can contribute to a sense of shared community. I feel like it’s a very comfortable setting.

Oma, Class of 2023

In our inclusive, global community, we empower students to learn with passion, act with humanity, and lead with intention as they develop this sense of self and service.

This purposeful approach to education is how we engage the head, heart, and hand of each student and help deepen their intellect, expand their compassion, and believe in their own capacity to make a valuable difference.

It’s how we develop lifelong learners prepared to serve the greater good

Academics are part of a student-centered learning journey.

Guided by our mission and values, academics at NMH is part of a learning and living experience that empowers students and sets them on a path of self-discovery, while preparing them to succeed in college and to address global challenges.

 

 

Beyond the Classroom

Campus life at NMH is curriculum based and engages our community on campus and beyond.
 

Learn more about campus life.

 

Guidance and Mentorship

Our students are not expected to go it alone. Every student is surrounded by a group of adults who are there to help them within the classroom and beyond. We call it Connection 360.

Learn more about Connection 360.

The NMH Difference

194+

Academic courses

70

Number of minutes in a class period

6

College-prep courses taken by each student per year

12

Average class size

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12

Adult mentors for each student

33

Advanced Program courses

12+

Sustainability-focused courses

35+

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice courses

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By focusing on educating the head, heart, and hand of each student, NMH ensures students work toward mastering specific, relevant content in every discipline while developing habits of mind and skills that are fundamental to becoming contributing members of the world.