Extracurricular & Cocurricular Programs

The Northfield Mount Hermon education extends beyond the classroom.

Supporting the classroom experience is a robust cocurricular program that offers students the opportunity to put their learning into action. Cocurricular participation — playing soccer, acting in the musical, writing for the student newspaper, debating policy, creating a space balloon, tutoring at the local public school — brings to life the NMH mission to “act with humanity and purpose.”

For more information, see the sections linked below in the online Curriculum Guide.

Cocurricular Courses

  • Student Life Seminar
  • Ninth Grade Health Seminar
  • Tenth Grade Seminar
  • College Counseling

Physical Education and Athletics

  • Physical Education and Athletics
  • Outdoor Program

Arts Cocurriculars

  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Groups

NMH Publications

Other Activities

Service-Learning Activities

  • Service Learning Cocurriculars
  • Service Learning Extracurriculars
  • Service Learning Project Days

Extracurricular Courses

Gretel Schatz

I want dance students to engage their own memory and intellect.

Becca Malloy

Science isn't just talk, but it certainly helps.

Mary Hefner

I love teaching AP Bio. The kids are highly motivated.

Faculty Profiles

This past summer, I increased my awareness of my identity by reconnecting with my native country, Ethiopia.


“I don’t think I would be anywhere near the person I am today if it wasn’t for NMH. It’s enlightened me about so many different things, and I’ve met people from everywhere you can imagine.”


In my old school, I never saw myself as someone who could be a Division I player one day. Now I can.


"One of my biggest influences has been my math teacher. He built this love of math in me—specifically, the idea that math can be used to interpret the world." 


"The fact that everything is here at my fingertips has really helped me grow."


"Almost all of our classes are conversation-based, which means that you're totally engaged in classroom discussion."


"I enjoy helping my friends, and it's given me a new respect for teachers. I may even go into teaching myself one day."


"In VOTES, I learned how to prepare and present—skills I drew on in Washington."


 "This year, I'm field hockey captain. I enjoy giving advice and support."


“I like that you can start completely new things. You can reinvent yourself.”


Dance has taken this creative learner on an artistic journey. 

Xiaoxian (Lily)

 “My teachers told me to use my own voice, and they pushed me to think about what I really believed in.”


"The curriculum here is hard, but it’s the right amount of hard."


“The academics are extremely rigorous, but because of the way teachers present things, it’s like, ‘I have school today!’”


“The learning you can do in a study-abroad program can outweigh anything else you can do even at a school like this.” 


“NMH encouraged me to explore new things, try everything, and see what’s best for me.”


“You’ll always find a place here as long as you just be yourself.”


“There is a community here that cares about you.”

Student Profiles