NMH Summer Session student pole vaulting
NMH Summer Session students play basketball
NMH Summer Session students on the tennis court
NMH Summer Session Students in the dance studio
NMH Summer Session students playing ultimate frisbee
Student swims laps
Students playing soccer

Despite our reputation for top academics, you won’t be studying all the time! You’ll get plenty of exercise playing a sport you choose from 1:30 to 3:00 pm, four days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday).

All boarding students participating in the Rising Scholars Program are required to take a sport. The exception to this is if you’re taking a full-morning course, such as Algebra I, that has additional required class sessions 1:30–3:00 pm, four days per week (as noted in course descriptions). Rising Scholars students in those courses may take either a Rising Scholars minor course or a College Prep sport for the second half of the afternoon. 

If you’re a day student, you may choose to take part in or opt out of sports. However, you’ll need to decide this before the Summer Session begins. And if you participate, you must attend all sports meetings for the entire session. (You may not attend sports some of the time.)

Certain sports may fill quickly, so you should list three choices on your online application. You’ll be assigned to a sport for the first half of Summer Session; you can change to another sport for the second half of the summer if you wish. (These changes are scheduled with the athletic director at the halfway point of the Summer Session.)

Mountain Biking
Pole Vaulting

Ultimate Frisbee
Weight Training and Fitness


The New York Times visited NMH Summer Session


Summer Session Viewbook