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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.

Nhu Hoang

My philosophy is: Fail early, so you can eventually succeed.

Gretel Schatz, Director of the Dance program, instructs a dance student.

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

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!’”