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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A bird's eye view

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Gretel Schatz

I want dance students to engage their own memory and intellect.

Becca Malloy

Science isn't just talk, but it certainly helps.

Mary Hefner

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

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