Application Checklist & Deadlines

The process is as exciting as it is complex.

Our goal is to make applying to NMH a positive experience, and we stand ready to guide you. To be considered for admission to NMH, we ask you to supply the items outlined below.

1. Application (choose only one)
You might base this choice on the other schools you are applying to.
Gateway to Prep Schools or Standard Application Online

  • Jan. 15, 2018: Preferred deadline for a completed application
  • Feb. 1, 2018: Regular deadline for a completed application
  • Feb. 1, 2018: Deadline for families applying for financial aid

Students who wish to apply after the February 1 deadline: Please contact our office so your admission counselor can best guide you through the application process.

2. Standardized Test Scores
We will only accept test scores directly from the testing organizations or affiliate partners.

For international students, current TOEFL Scores (the minimum scores are: 9th grade – 95 IBT; 10th grade or above –100 IBT). Our School Code for the TOEFL is 8011.

A TOEFL may be waived by your admission counselor if you have completed your last two years of school in a fully English-based curriculum.

For ACT, SAT, or PSAT, you may send an official report via our online uploader:

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3. Recommendations
English and math teacher recommendations must be from your current instructors.

4. Interview
All students are required to have an interview. To schedule an interview, please call the admission office at 413-498-3227.

For international applicants: Prospective students from countries where Northfield Mount Hermon historically has received large numbers of applications are required to complete an interview with our partner organization, InitialView.

Currently, NMH requires applicants from the People's Republic of China and South Korea to use this interview service.

InitialView records a student’s live, unscripted interview and sends us a copy, along with a sample of the student’s writing. NMH admission counselors review and evaluate the interview and writing sample.

Please contact InitialView directly to arrange an appointment at least two weeks before NMH’s Feb. 1, 2018, application deadline.

5. Additional Information
If you have additional information to add to your application (recommendations, updated transcripts, or our supplement), please send it via our online uploader.

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In addition to the requirements listed above, supplementary material for athletes and visual and performing artists may be submitted; however, it is optional. We do not accept original artwork, CDs, or DVDs. Please email a link to Include a brief description of the submission in the subject line.

We look forward to assisting you with your application. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 413-498-3227 or at We will be delighted to help you navigate the admission process.

A bird's eye view

1,565 campus acres
50 arts performances every year
60 sports teams
200 students volunteer each semester
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

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


“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.”


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


"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." 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.”


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


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


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


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


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


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

Student Profiles
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