My philosophy is: Fail early, so you can eventually succeed.
Down to earth. Up to your potential. That’s what you can expect at Northfield Mount Hermon.
We're not going to offer you a cookie-cutter education. It’s about your path. We help you become the best thinker, student, community member, and citizen of the world that you can be. That’s what it means to be well-grounded.
Why NMH Students Are Well-Grounded
Rigorous, Collaborative Academics
Classes are rooted in our College-Model Academic Program, which extends the time for intellectual discovery and deepens every student’s experience. Our 80-minute classes cover more ground. Even though students take “only” three courses each semester, they end up with six core academic courses a year instead of the typical five.
Exceptional, Holistic Support
No one at NMH goes it alone. Our Partnership of 12 program provides every student with a support network of adults who make sure students have what they need to succeed. Whether it’s in the dorm, in class, on the field, or on the job, there’s always someone students can connect with and count on.
Outside of class? You’ll find our students digging into 60-plus sports teams, some 25 performing-arts ensembles, and loads of student-led clubs and organizations. All students also contribute to the day-to-day running of the school through their “workjobs,” which meet four hours a week.
Preparation for Life
Among our 27,000 living alumni, we claim Grammy, Oscar, and Pulitzer winners; U.S. ambassadors and White House advisors; and hundreds of notable athletes, educators, humanitarians, and business leaders. But we’re most proud of how prepared our graduates are to do good things in the world. They respect themselves and others. They know the value of hard work. And they know that engaging with their communities and others — making meaningful contributions to people and places and ideas — is what matters.
Discover Your Path
Is NMH the place for you to thrive? The best way to find out is to come and see for yourself. Come for a visit during one of our Open House or Class Visit Day events, and you’ll start to see and feel all the reasons to choose Northfield Mount Hermon. You might wander down to our working farm, or peek into our turn-of-the-century chapel. Maybe you’ll have lunch with someone from a different country. Or you’ll find yourself talking with one of our amazing teachers, who are serious about their intellectual work but also fun and supportive people to hang out with.