How We Discover
Engaging with intellect, acting with humanity and purpose
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.
College-Model Academic Program
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.
Advanced Program: By replacing AP courses with our Advanced Program, NMH gives students the opportunity to complete college-level work, apply their learning using real-world skills and project-based assessments, and stand out to colleges as they compete for placement and scholarships.
Travel Program: Life-changing study-abroad and service-learning experiences to places like Brazil, China, South Africa, and Qatar are incorporated into academic-year courses and offered as standalone trips during spring break or summer.
Capstone Projects: Designed by students to pursue an interest not available in the curriculum, Capstone Projects are inquiry-based, experiential, and interdisciplinary.
NMH Student Outcomes:
- MASTERY of subject-specific skills and content, and awareness of areas where students need further academic development.
- SYNTHESIS of material across various disciplines, developing critical and creative thinkers who apply knowledge to authentic situations and problems.
- COMMUNICATION skills, clarity, and nuance, which help students listen, speak, and write effectively.
- MOTIVATION to set lofty goals, take intellectual risks, engage with challenging materials, and learn from setbacks, building curious and resilient learners.
- HUMANITY AND PURPOSE by emphasizing the diverse experiences of others, developing cultural understanding, collaborating well, and acting with integrity, empathy, and a concern for social justice.
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.
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.
The NMH Difference
Number of minutes in a class period
College-prep courses taken by each student per year
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Adult mentors for each student
Advanced Program courses
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice courses
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.