Northfield Mount Hermon School

Tel: (413)498-3000
  • 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 AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1879

Student Body

Total Students650 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeNorthfield Mount Hermon School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers121 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size11 students
Number of AP Courses28 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average Percentile SSAT73%
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$61,800
Tuition NotesDay school tuition costs $42000
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$52,024
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorClaude Anderson
Admissions AssociateNaomi Levine
Endowment Size$139 million


Total Sports Offered20 sports
SportsAlpine 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,
Cross CountryDiving,
Field HockeyGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Nordic SkiingSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Water PoloWrestling,


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, Campus Republicans, Christian Fellowship, COLAS, Debate Club, Film Club, GEECS: Guild of Electrical Engineers, HBH: Homo-Hetero-Bisexual Alliance, International Circle of Sisters, Jewish Student Alliance, Mandala, Martial Arts Club, MOCA: Men of Color Alliance, Muslim Student Association, Paintball Club, Swing Dance Club, Tae Kwon Do, The Gamers Guild, Ultimate Frisbee, Video Gaming, WNMH Radio

School Notes

  • We offer education for the head, heart, and hand Northfield Mount Hermon engages the intellect, compassion, and talents of our students, empowering them to act with humanity and purpose. NMH looks to these core values for guidance and inspiration: excellence, respect, integrity, persistence, creativity, and teamwork. These fundamental values are manifested in our community through: A teaching and learning culture that helps students become versatile problem-solvers, compassionate thinkers, and effective communicators. An innovative academic curriculum that offers choice and challenge. Vibrant, engaging, and expansive co-curricular programming. Transformative responsibilities and experiences, including the work program, social justice programs, global study, and sustainability initiatives. An opportunity for and encouragement of spiritual development through religious traditions, exploration of the human experience, and appreciation of the natural world. The expectation and practice of egalitarian ideals, especially honesty, civility, hopefulness, curiosity, and tenacity. A commitment to cultivate a community of individuals who are willing and able to be meaningful contributors rather than mere consumers. Embracing diversity in all its forms and challenging attitudes in conflict with genuine multiculturalism, equity, and social justice.
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