Tuition, Fees, and Expenses

Boarding Student

The tuition, room, and board charge for the 2017–18 school year is $61,800, plus $2,058 for mandatory fees.

Day Student

Tuition for a day student for the 2017–18 school year is $42,000, plus $2,015 for mandatory fees.

International Student

The tuition, room, and board charge for an international student for the 2017–18 school year is $61,800, plus $3,058 for mandatory fees.

Additional Expenses

Because each student has individual variations in his or her program and interests, it is difficult to itemize miscellaneous expenses.

  • Tuition refund insurance is billed at 2.2 percent of tuition (less any NMH grant). This program is mandatory unless the full year's tuition and fees are paid by July 15, 2018.
  • Health insurance is mandatory for all students. All international students with F-1 student status, without exception, are required to enroll in the school insurance plan. School insurance is only available to international students with F-1 status. All other students are required to provide proof of valid primary healthcare insurance. A copy of the front and back of your health insurance card is required as well.
  • All students should consider the cost of textbooks and other required supplies. Academic expenses vary according to each student's course selections, but typically average $900 per year.
  • All students must have a laptop computer. Inexpensive options, such as Chromebooks, laptops are sufficient for our educational program.
  • Our Global Engagement Office provides a range of services for international students and their families, including support in obtaining student visas (F-1) to study in the United States. We offset this cost with a fee for students on an F-1 student visa (included in the mandatory fees listed above).

A reservation deposit is payable upon enrollment. NMH requires a $3,000 deposit for boarding students, $2,000 deposit for day students, or $5,000 deposit for those requiring an I-20 form. This deposit is credited to the first payment of tuition and is nonrefundable.

Bills for newly admitted students are sent out beginning in mid-June; initial payments are due by July 15, 2018. In addition to the regular billing schedule, NMH offers a nine-month payment plan to families who wish to make monthly payments. Please call Joanne Graves (413-498-3268) or Angie Fletcher (413-498-3189) in the business office with any questions.

The school regrets that refunds cannot be granted for delayed entrance, withdrawal, or dismissal. As such, tuition refund insurance is required.

If my child enrolls without receiving financial aid, can we apply for aid in future years?
While our financial aid committee will accept and review your application, please be aware that our budget is based on our commitment to fund students already receiving aid. This typically leaves little room for adding new students to the financial aid budget. We expect that if you know you will need to apply for financial aid in future years, you will not enroll your child for the first year without it.

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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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