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Summer Reading

Welcome to the NMH Summer Reading Program.

Summer reading expectations at NMH are divided into two categories: reading students do for their English courses, and reading students do to participate in a discussion group early in the academic year.

The books required for English courses are designed to introduce students to and help them prepare for the academic challenges they will face in each course. These readings are integral to the classroom experience, and it is important that students read with intention, take meaningful notes, and think about the important characteristics of the work on their own before they return to school.

The school-wide book gives students and faculty a chance to read and discuss a book in common. Students will discuss the book in advising groups at the start of the year. 

The reading assignments, both for English and the school-wide book initiative, are based on grade level. Please see the link below for more information. Follow the link below.

Summer Reading Information 

Nhu Hoang

My philosophy is: Fail early, so you can eventually succeed.

Gretel Schatz, Director of the Dance program, instructs a dance student.

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

Mary Hefner

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


“The best thing about NMH is the connections you make.” 


“NMH challenges students to innovate and persevere while keeping in mind the effects of our actions on the community."


“This community gives me the resources to grow as a student and discover passions I never knew I had.” 


“I am confident in myself and my abilities to succeed, thanks to NMH.”


"I love the freedom I have to explore what I am passionate about."


"NMH gives us space to experiment and gradually to grow into ourselves."


"I noticed how welcoming everyone was when I first came to campus.”


“The first step to excelling at NMH is embracing your own individuality.” 


“I appreciate the bond faculty and students have at NMH.”


"The community at NMH is unlike any I’ve ever known, and for that I am grateful.”


"NMH allows me to be myself in the classroom and ensures I am an articulate, curious, and courageous student.”


“I was initially surprised by how relaxed, yet academic, the environment is."


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