Service Learning

The NMH Service Learning Office (formerly Outreach Programs) works with advising groups, dorms, clubs, teams, and other student groups to organize projects like the ones mentioned here.

Got an idea for a student project you’d like to lead? You’ll get our full support. We invite you to contact us for more information. Students have begun projects here that have evolved beyond NMH. It all starts with an idea, the ability to be a leader, and the resolve to follow through.

Weekly Volunteering
Apply to help build houses for Habitat for Humanity, cook and serve community meals in nearby Greenfield, Massachusetts, celebrate the birthdays of children in homeless shelters, or be a Big Brother or Big Sister — and receive "workjob" credit while you're at it.

One-Day Events and Group Projects
Spend some time cleaning up the litter from the banks of the Connecticut River, belt out a tune to raise money for the United Way, or ante up a pint of blood. Make a collection of ceramic bowls to benefit the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, and buy presents for local children for the holidays.

Service-Learning Leadership
Move deeper into service learning by taking on a leadership role.

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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