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Greetings! I’m Sandy Messer, NMH’s advisor for postgraduate (PG) students.

My job is to know each PG and help them make the most of all the opportunities presented to them here at NMH. While PGs integrate smoothly into the senior class, we recognize that they need and deserve an intentional and empowering support system, and that’s what we deliver. At NMH, you’ll work harder than ever, but you’ll also begin achieving goals within a few weeks of stepping foot on campus. You will leave NMH more than ready for college — and with friendships you’ll cherish for years to come.

We have lots of helpful information to share in these pages, but if you have any questions, I welcome the opportunity to talk with you. Please get in touch!

Sandy Messer, English teacher and PG advisor

What kind of students do a postgraduate year?


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A bird's eye view

Nhu Hoang

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.

Mary Hefner

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


"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.”


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


“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