Leadership and Service

Do you like taking responsibility and making decisions? Do you like having a say about how things get done?

Would you welcome the chance to develop your leadership skills? Here are some opportunities for you:

  • Student Congress is the liaison between students and the administration. Members are elected by their peers, and subcommittees deal with everything from academics to dining to student activities to community concerns.
  • Resident Leaders and Day Student Leaders serve in the dorms and are mentors, role models, and organizers. These positions are coveted by juniors and seniors and are filled after an interview process with the deans. RLs and DSLs serve as a link between faculty, staff, and students, and are expected to live up to community standards at all times and address students who don’t.
  • Peer Educators receive training in health education to help their peers make healthy and safe choices. As a peer educator, you'll serve as a resource and will help develop informative and interactive workshops.
  • Peer Mediators have an intense job: guiding peers in resolving interpersonal conflicts with each other or even between students and faculty. The program's philosophy is to be “multipartial"— you work on behalf of all parties involved. NMH’s peer mediation is the only boarding school program with a social-justice component.

Service Opportunities

NMH students are not only bright and curious, they’re also compassionate and generous. We do everything we can to enable them to put those qualities to work. NMH is proud of its dedication to community service — this is where the head, heart, and hand work together to benefit the greater community. We invite you to learn more about NMH's service projects and volunteer opportunities.

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.

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!’”