My philosophy is: Fail early, so you can eventually succeed.
What you do at Northfield Mount Hermon is up to you.
If you’re like most of our students, you’ll find that the best way to balance our intense academics is by embracing all sorts of other experiences — from joining a sports team to being in a play to running a student club to volunteering on or off campus.
It adds up to a busy schedule, but we like to take the big-picture view: It's an experience of self-discovery happening within a incredibly dynamic community.
And don't think for a second that you're going it alone. Our Partnership of 12 ensures that at least a dozen adults — advisors, teachers, coaches, dorm parents — have your back. They're your own personal support network, helping you figure out and work toward your individual goals. We take on community issues, too, in our biweekly Student Life Seminars; small-group conversations about health and wellness, diversity, and social justice, and other important topics that rise to the surface.
Your home base and social hub — for day students and boarders alike — is the dorm. And the dorms really do feel like home (comfy couches, TV lounges, outdoor spaces). They're where you’ll study, relax, and even find your advisor hanging out after dinner.
If that advisor turns out to be the cookie-baking type, then lucky you! But rest assured, the dining hall at NMH is something special. Whether it’s stir-fry Tuesday, Meatless Monday, or on-demand soft-serve ice cream, the food is always delicious and inventive. It’s a good thing the dining hall is open almost all day for grazing! (View the weekly menu here.) We want you to live a fun, healthy, productive life at NMH — check out details about our weekend activities, volunteer gigs, spiritual practice, and wellness resources.