Academics

Science classroom, with one boy using microscope

A well-grounded education can take you anywhere.

The intense, immersive college-prep program that NMH offers is a chance to go further. And do more. It starts in small classes with some of the most dedicated and horizon-broadening teachers you’ll ever meet. From there, things exponentially expand. Borders start to break down: between math and science, for example, or between social justice and sustainability, or between the campus community and the world at large.

By the time you graduate, you will be more than ready to break new ground. Many of our students do — at selective schools like Brown and the University of Chicago; at big public research universities like the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia; at private urban universities like NYU and Boston University; and at small NESCAC schools like Connecticut College and Middlebury.

We’ll encourage you to push your intellectual boundaries. Discover a love for poetry you never knew you had. Or that you’re a natural with calculus, or portrait-painting, or mastering a new language. Explore challenges, take chances. A love of learning will develop naturally.

And we will support your journey. As you go beyond the classroom, engaging with your peers in clubs and community service, on teams, in the dorms, and perhaps through study-abroad experiences, you’ll learn to think like and be a citizen of the world.

Excellent Teachers

Our teachers represent the heart of the college-prep experience at NMH. As highly credentialed scholars, they’re the equal of any boarding-school faculty in the country. Dedicated and passionate, they will inspire you, nurture your interests, and motivate you to excel.

Strong Academics

Our College-Model Academic Program (CMAP) provides the richest possible educational experience and gives you a glimpse of what college will be like. By taking three major courses each semester, you’ll spend more time in class with your teachers, which allows for deeper discussion and hands-on projects that increase your understanding of the course material.

Our wide range of academic courses across departments provides for learning experiences that can be tough, fascinating, meaningful, and, yes, downright fun. Combined with our informed, personal college counseling, an NMH education will not only prepare you for what comes after high school, but will also challenge you to broaden your view of the world while refining your image of yourself.

Too Many Opportunities to Count

Of course, as we said, the classroom is just the beginning at NMH. Our international programs can take you from our Massachusetts campus to Uruguay to study Spanish or to South Africa with our Humanities II course. Our working farm is a living laboratory where you can conduct college-level experiments in plant biology and soil ecology, learn to make lavender soap and maple syrup, and grow organic vegetables for the dining hall. You can dig deeper into your favorite subjects through student organizations like Model UN and the Math Club, or get creative in the amazing Rhodes Arts Center.

Read about what we've been up to this year. Or, best of all, come visit us.