NMH Lab Program
We’ve become more flexible and nimble as educators.
The NMH Lab Program is our remote learning initiative developed specifically for students who are unable to be on campus. It brings NMH's close-knit, supportive environment to students no matter where they are. The opportunity to dive into project-based academics; to pursue excellence while being cared for by wise, dynamic adults; to connect with peers who share similar high hopes and ambitions — those NMH hallmarks are all part of the Lab Program.
For the 2021-22 school year, we anticipate running the Lab program during the fall and winter terms in order to meet the needs of our students who are unable to join us on campus.
“We are delivering as full an NMH experience as possible. We are delivering a community.”
—Grant Gonzalez, NMH Lab Program director
We’ve made innovative adjustments so students can transition seamlessly from a remote academic experience — the Lab Program — to an on-campus experience at the start of the winter or spring term. We expect all students to be on campus during the spring term.
“Remote learning helped me stay connected to the NMH community and continue fostering relationships. And my teachers showed great versatility.”
Deeper learning, deeper connections:
The NMH Lab Program employs a project-based curriculum, which creates a distinctive learning experience. Lab students are guided by teachers, and also have opportunities to collaborate with peers. See the program schedule here.
Our College Model Academic Program allows greater scholarly focus and enhances connections among students and teachers.
Students work at their own pace to develop skills and master content.
Students engage in activities that build community culture and social-emotional learning, such as sports, arts, affinity groups, and cocurricular classes.
Advisors meet students where they are, establish partnerships with parents, and represent the network of adults that support and guide students through the Lab experience. It's part of our signature Partnership of 12 Program.
Bryan Ho ’22
“I made good progress in the Lab Program — not falling behind compared to students studying in person. I really appreciated how much effort teachers made … my Chemistry teacher made detailed videos to cover extra content, and my Government and Civil Liberties teacher also prepared an elaborate curriculum. And I was surprised by how much I got to know my classmates through Zoom — how much I learned about them by seeing their pixelated faces three times a week.”
Aigerim Orynbassar ’23
“I appreciated that the Lab Program started early, so international students could have a normal sleep schedule. I also liked the extra help sessions — students don’t feel like they are missing the things that happen on campus. NMH teachers paid attention to every Lab student and made sure we covered the information and topics, participated in classes, and felt involved. When I had questions, teachers did individual Zoom meetings with me to explain the material. They helped with any questions, any time.”
Jung Yeon "Jina" Lee ’22
“Seeing other Lab students in their homes, either when we were in class or in an online meeting, made me feel like we were in this together, not alone. Students were extremely supportive. I communicated a lot with them. Whenever I wasn’t sure about something, I just asked them, or the teachers, through text, email, or a call. I thought there would be less communication under the circumstances, so I was surprised in a good way.”
Listen: Inside the planning and development of the NMH Lab program
Head of School Brian Hargrove and Lab Program Director Grant Gonzalez were recently interviewed on the Enrollment Management Association's podcast.