Students in lounge of dormitory

The boys' dorms and the girls' dorms at Northfield Mount Hermon offer a wide variety of living spaces.

If you like lots of people around all the time, we have a house that accommodates 150 students. If you like living on a smaller scale, there’s a house for just 14. Day students are assigned to a dorm so they can keep their belongings in a locker and spend the night on weekends.

The dorms have great amenities, too. One has giant bedrooms, another, a garden lounge. Some have terraces or a TV room, a snack bar or a full kitchen. They all have public computers and a printer, and of course students can access the Internet and the NMH network from their rooms.

The dorms can be a retreat or the source of all kinds of things to do: informal competitions, weekend field trips, special dinners. The more you keep your door open, the more friends you’ll make and the more fun you’ll have.

And to keep things feeling as much like home as possible, each dorm has at least one faculty member and his or her family living in it as your “dorm parents.” They’re there whenever students have a question to ask, a success to celebrate, or a problem to solve. No matter which dorm students choose, they feel so comfortable and supported that they don’t call it student housing; they call it home.

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