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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. That’s what it means to be well-grounded.

Why NMH Students Are Well-Grounded

Rigorous, Collaborative Academics

Classes are rooted in our College-Model Academic Program, which extends the time for intellectual discovery and deepens every student’s experience. Our 80-minute classes cover more ground. Even though students take “only” three courses each semester, they end up with six core academic courses a year instead of the typical five.

Exceptional, Holistic 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.

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.

Preparation for Life

Among our 27,000 living alumni, we claim Grammy, Oscar, and Pulitzer winners; U.S. ambassadors and White House advisors; and hundreds of notable athletes, educators, humanitarians, and business leaders. But we’re most proud of how 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 that engaging with their communities and others — making meaningful contributions to people and places and ideas — is what matters.

Discover Your Path

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 serious about their intellectual work but also fun and supportive people to hang out with.

Find Out More 

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 bird's eye view

Nhu Hoang

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

Tabatha Collins

Struggling in a class doesn't mean that you are not good at it.

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

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

Hugh Silbaugh

"I’m a teacher and a dean. Teaching always comes first."

Becca Malloy

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

Mary Hefner

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

Eugene

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

Connor

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

Taneyah

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

Anna

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

Miles

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

Leighlani

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

Noah

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

Ayleen

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

Tayhee

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

Marissa

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

Olivia

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

Aksorn

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

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!’”

60 arts performances every year
1,353 campus acres
200 students volunteer each semester
67 sports teams
6:1 student-teacher ratio