Old stones, made strong again
Well. Grounded. It’s not just a slogan. It guides life at NMH every day.
NMH does more than provide an outstanding college-prep education. Our holistic programs also instill a sense of humility, humanity, and purposeful action in each student.
Becoming Well Grounded
The “Well” in “Well. Grounded.” represents how we make students’ well-being a top priority. We keep them safe, comfortable, healthy, and happy.
Every single NMH program involves adults who guide each participating student. We call this the Partnership of 12. It starts with a student’s dorm-affiliated advisors and expands outward to include their teachers, coaches, and other faculty and staff members they’re connected with. Together, these mentors give each NMH student a formidable support network.
Holistic. Down to Earth.
The “Grounded” in “Well. Grounded.” emphasizes that we do more than simply provide excellent academic preparation for college. We instill a sense of humility, humanity, and purposeful action in students, rooting them in a foundation that helps them become generous, thoughtful citizens in a challenging world.
We believe that good lives grow from strong roots. So we created an environment where creativity, character, and natural intellectual curiosity can flourish. We teach our students how to dig deep intellectually, in and out of the classroom.
Supported by their Partnership of 12 mentor network, students reach further into subjects they already love. They explore new ideas and unfamiliar topics. Our courses, and our teachers, make sure each student stretches intellectually.
NMH is down-to-earth, but it’s also a 24/7 kind of place where life outside the classroom is just as important as academics. Most of our students stay pretty busy, and they each find their own paths. With 68 interscholastic athletic teams, more than a dozen performing arts ensembles, musical and theater productions, a lively weekend-activities calendar, volunteer opportunities, and tons of student-run clubs — there is no shortage of stuff to do.
Set Up for Success
As NMH graduates enter college and adulthood, they are well-adjusted and prepared to thrive. They respect themselves and others. They know the value of hard work. They understand what they can contribute to the world, and they do. Our balanced, intentional prep-school education creates the right foundation for purposeful, lifelong success.