Residential Life

A big part of Northfield Mount Hermon is living on our beautiful campus.

We’re close enough to big cities that we never feel out of touch, yet we're far enough away to be a sanctuary. Students stretch out here, physically and intellectually.

Going to boarding school is the perfect way to strike out on your own without having to worry about being left alone. Our advisors are always available with good advice, whether it’s which course to take next semester or what shoes to wear to the dance.

Living in student housing, you’ll be surrounded by new friends from across the country and around the world. That camaraderie is so important that even day students are assigned to dorms so they can participate in parties and study groups and even have a place to sleep on those days when there’s just too much going on to go home.

Food at NMH may be some of the freshest you’ve ever had. In fact, you might pick some of it yourself! Our working farm, run largely by students, produces vegetables and dairy products that stock our kitchen.

At NMH, we also watch over your health. Our health center, staffed by registered nurses and psychologists, is open 24 hours a day. You can get checkups there or go in with any kind of emergency.

Simply put, you’ll feel safe here, learn a lot, and have fun. Come visit us and see.

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