Northfield Mount Hermon School

Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) is an independent coeducational boarding and day school for 650 students in grades 912 and a postgraduate year.
Our mission is to provide an exceptional, well-grounded education for the "head, heart, and hand" of each student.
Located in western Massachusetts on the Connecticut River, NMH balances academic excellence and a challenging college-preparatory curriculum with opportunities in athletics, the arts, international studies, and service work.
Supported and empowered by expert faculty and staff, students are encouraged to pursue their passions and discover new ones, to make their own unique contribution to the NMH community, and to understand their potential - in the NMH community, in college, and in the world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1879

Student Body

Total Students 650 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Northfield Mount Hermon School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 121 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size 11 students
Number of AP Courses 25 courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $59,500
Tuition Notes Day school tuition costs $40,500
Acceptance Rate
31%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Claude Anderson
Admissions Associate Naomi Levine

Sports

Total Sports Offered 20 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCrew,
Cross CountryDiving,
Field HockeyGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Nordic SkiingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Water PoloWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. AASA: Asian American Students Association, AIMS: Association in the Interest of a Multicultural School, Amnesty International, Animal Right Alliance, Artists Activists Alliance, COLAS, Campus Republicans, Christian Fellowship, Debate Club, Film Club, GEECS: Guild of Electrical Engineers, HBH: Homo-Hetero-Bisexual Alliance, International Circle of Sisters, Jewish Student Alliance, MOCA: Men of Color Alliance, Mandala, Martial Arts Club, Muslim Student Association, Paintball Club, Swing Dance Club, Tae Kwon Do, The Gamers Guild, Ultimate Frisbee, Video Gaming, WNMH Radio COLAS, Debate Club, Film Club, Mandala, Paintball Club, Tae Kwon Do, Video Gaming, WNMH Radio, AASA: Asian American Students Association,
AIMS: Association in the Interest of a Multicultural School,
Amnesty International,
Animal Right Alliance,
Artists Activists Alliance,
Campus Republicans,
Christian Fellowship,
GEECS: Guild of Electrical Engineers,
HBH: Homo-Hetero-Bisexual Alliance,
International Circle of Sisters,
Jewish Student Alliance,
MOCA: Men of Color Alliance,
Martial Arts Club,
Muslim Student Association,
Swing Dance Club,
The Gamers Guild,
Ultimate Frisbee,

School Notes

  • Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) is an independent coeducational boarding and day school for 650 students in grades 912 and a postgraduate year. NMH`s mission is to provide an exceptional, well-grounded education for the "head, heart, and hand" of each student.
  • Located in western Massachusetts on the Connecticut River, NMH balances academic excellence and a challenging, innovative college-preparatory curriculum with extensive opportunities in international studies, athletics, the arts, and service work. Supported and guided by expert faculty and staff, students are encouraged to pursue their passions and discover new ones, and to make their own unique contribution to the NMH community.
  • NMH`s mission is to encourage students to think critically, act with humanity, and discover within themselves a sense of purpose. To that end, our faculty devote an extraordinary amount of time and energy to fostering students` accomplishment and success, both in and out of the classroom.
  • Our distinctive "College Model Academic Program" (CMAP) is centered around class periods that are longer than a typical high school class (80 minutes). This allows students to explore subjects in greater depth and spend more time with their teachers. Students take three major courses each semester - six per year, which is one more than at schools that have traditional schedules. The average class size is 11 students, and NMH`s overall studentteacher ratio is 6 to 1.
  • NMH combines academic demands with a commitment to life balance. We focus on the whole student, and aim to be flexible in meeting individual needs while also integrating students into a diverse, busy community. Our "Partnership of 12" initiative is a network of adults (at least a dozen every semester) who support each student every day, including teachers, coaches, dorm staff, and work supervisors.
  • Students choose from dozens of sports teams, performing arts ensembles, and affinity groups and clubs. They have the opportunity to study abroad on academic trips led by NMH faculty, volunteer for outreach and service activities, or help on the school`s working farm. Each student contributes to the community by holding down a four-hour weekly job in the school`s work program. Jobs include giving tours for prospective students, doing chores on the farm, or washing dishes in the dining hall, doing administrative tasks in one of the school`s many offices, and a variety of other responsibilities.
  • NMH has made serious commitments to multiculturalism throughout its 136-year history. Currently, 25 percent of the student body is international, and the school focuses extensively on racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, religious, and gender diversity in extracurricular workshops and events throughout the year.
  • NMH is located two hours west of Boston; New York City is less than four hours south. The rural location is balanced with facilities such as a recently built $34 million arts center. Construction on a new science, math, and technology facility will begin this fall.
  • NMH has no preconceived notion of who students ought to be, but great expectations of what they can be. At NMH, students are academically challenged, socially engaged, and constantly surprised by both themselves and the world.
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