The China Legacy Fund was established in 2018 by mainland Chinese families with students at Northfield Mount Hermon. Their goal is to honor the long history of successful mainland Chinese students at NMH and to raise significant funds for the school. Donations to the China Legacy Fund will be directed to the top priorities of the NMH Board of Trustees, which currently are the NMH Fund and the Gilder Center for Integrative Math and Science Education.

A recognition plaque with all donor names (except those who have requested to be anonymous) will be placed in an appropriately prominent location in the forthcoming Gilder Center. 

Make a gift online.

For more information, read the presentation below.

China Legacy Fund in English


China Legacy Fund Letter of Agreement as a pdf.


Taylor King

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

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!’”