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Down to earth. Up to your potential. That’s what you can expect at Northfield Mount Hermon.

We're not going to offer you a cookie-cutter education. It’s about your path. We help you become the best thinker, student, community member, and citizen of the world that you can be.

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Is NMH the place for you to thrive? The best way to find out is to come and see for yourself.

Come for a visit during one of our Open House or Class Visit Day events, and you'll start to see and feel all the reasons to choose Northfield Mount Hermon. You might wander down to our working farm, or peek into our turn-of-the-century chapel. Maybe you'll have lunch with someone from a different country. Or you'll find yourself talking with one of our amazing teachers, who are both intense academically and relaxed and easy-going personally.

You can request Information about NMH, and find out how to apply. You can also learn about financial aid.

And of course, if you have any questions, please contact us.

A well-grounded mix.

Exceptional Support

No one at NMH goes it alone. Our Partnership of 12 program provides every student with a support network of adults who make sure students have what they need to succeed. Whether it’s in the dorm, in class, on the field, or on the job, there’s always someone students can connect with and count on.

Intense Academics

Classes are rooted in our College Model Academic Program, which extends the time for intellectual discovery and deepens every student's experience. The longer (80 minute) classes also cover more ground. Even though students take "only" three courses a semester, they take six core-academic courses a year instead of the typical five.

Experiential Exploration

Outside of class? You’ll find our students digging into 60-plus sports teams, some 25 performing-arts ensembles, and loads of student-led clubs and organizations. All students also contribute to the day-to-day running of the school through their “workjobs,” which meet four hours a week.

The Results

Among our 27,000 living alumni, we claim Grammy, Oscar, and Pulitzer winners; U.S. ambassadors and White House senior advisors; and hundreds of notable athletes, educators, humanitarians, and business leaders. But we’re most proud of how well prepared our graduates are to do good things in the world. They respect themselves and others. They know the value of hard work. And they know exactly what they have to contribute.

A bird's eye view

50 arts performances every year
1,565 campus acres
200 students volunteer each semester
60 sports teams
5:1 student-teacher ratio
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
Mitike

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

Ryan

“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.”

Josh

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

David

"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." 

Lila

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

Ismini

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

Noah

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

Isaac

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

Yvonne

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

David

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

Maggie

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.”

Abby

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

Ngone

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

Eli
Eli

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

Kevin

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

Isabella

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

Melvin

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

Student Profiles