Why NMH?

Small classes, challenging courses, highly credentialed teachers, and a wealth of opportunities.

You should expect those things from any good independent school. But you can expect more from NMH. Expect to be treated as an individual, with your own unique combination of talents, passions, and ambitions. Expect to be part of a community where you'll be asked to pull your weight. And expect to be surprised on an almost daily basis — by the ideas you encounter, the achievements you and your classmates share, and how much you exceed your own expectations.

It boils down to the people. The unique mix of students, faculty, and staff who make NMH interesting and exciting, but also genuine, relaxed, and supportive. It's common to hear NMH students say, "It's easy to be yourself here," or "I'm trying things I never thought I would try." There's no mold for you here, no "ideal" of what you should become. We help you discover your own strengths and your own path.

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If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at admission@nmhschool.org or call 413-498-3227.

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.

Camryn Crocker

I ask myself, “What would I want if I were a student here?”

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.


“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."


“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