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Application Checklist & Deadlines

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, 2023: Deadline  to submit a completed admission application as well as a completed application for need-based scholarships (if applying for aid).

Admissions decisions start going out March 10, 2023

Students who wish to apply after the January 15 deadline: Please contact our office so your admission counselor can best guide you through the application process.

2. Standardized Test Requirements

This year, the general admission test (SSAT, ISEE, ACT, PSAT, or SAT) is not required.

  • If you choose not to submit testing, it will not be a component in your application review.

  • If you choose to submit testing, it will be a component in your application review.

The TOEFL is still required for non-native English speakers. We only accept test scores directly from testing organizations or affiliate partners. The current TOEFL score expectation is 100 IBT or greater. A TOEFL may be waived by your NMH admission counselor if you have completed your last two years of school in a fully English-based curriculum. Our school code for the TOEFL is 8011. We will also consider the IELTS, EIKEN, or the Duolingo tests.

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, and English is not the students native language, 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 Jan. 15, 2023, application deadline.

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.

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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.

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"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.”


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“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."

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