Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice

Martha Neubert, dean of diversity, equity, and social justice.I'm Martha Neubert, dean of diversity, equity, and social justice.

I am a member of NMH’s senior leadership team and my work here in the Office of Multicultural Affairs focuses on social justice initiatives and promoting an inclusive campus culture.

Being inclusive is one of Northfield Mount Hermon’s founding principles and distinct traditions. In addition to local students, women, people of color, and international students were some of the school’s earliest graduates. They are among the thousands of diverse alumni who have become engaged contributors and global citizens.

Even back in D.L. Moody’s day, diversity was more than skin-deep. It was, and remains, a marker of our collective strength. It is, simply put, who we are.

We want to engage the NMH community in learning how to navigate differences — and similarities — because we know the lessons therein drive collaboration, deepen understanding, and generate innovation.

Our emphasis on multiculturalism and commitment to equity is evident not only in our diverse community but also in our curriculum. My role is to aid faculty in examining what and how they teach, and to help ensure that all our students learn about others while also seeing themselves reflected in the school's curriculum.

Above all, we want to value the authenticity of each NMH student. Grappling with one’s place in a pluralistic global community is more than critical — it is essential.

In keeping with our school’s mission to empower students to “act with humanity and purpose,” we are excited to invite you to be a contributor to Northfield Mount Hermon, and, by extension, the world.

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