Northfield Mount Hermon

5.00 5 1 (12 reviews)
Tel: 413-498-3227
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA 01354
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Northfield Mount Hermon Photo #1 - NMH is a coed boarding school serving 650 students in grades 9-12. We also offer a postgraduate year. Our wooded campus borders the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts, and in this beautiful setting, we challenge young people to think hard, work hard, discover new talents, and hone the ones they already possess.
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Northfield Mount Hermon Photo #1 - NMH is a coed boarding school serving 650 students in grades 9-12. We also offer a postgraduate year. Our wooded campus borders the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts, and in this beautiful setting, we challenge young people to think hard, work hard, discover new talents, and hone the ones they already possess.
Northfield Mount Hermon Photo #2 - Our Partnership of 12 ensures that at least a dozen adults - advisors, teachers, coaches, dorm parents - have got 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 small-group conversations about health and wellness, diversity and social justice, and other important topics.
Northfield Mount Hermon Photo #3 - If you're like most of our students, youll find that the best way to balance our intense academics is by embracing all sorts of other experiences. With 67 sports teams, 60 arts performances, and scores of clubs, organizations and volunteer activities, it's an experience of self-discovery, happening within a incredibly dynamic community.
Northfield Mount Hermon Photo #4 - With students from 58 countries and 29 states, NMH students have diverse backgrounds, and are treated as an individuals, with their own unique combination of talents, passions, and ambitions. They are reminded that individuality is meaningless without community, and that membership in a community comes with the responsibility to be informed and engaged.
Northfield Mount Hermon Photo #5 - The arts curriculum at NMH is expansive: dance, music, theater, and, in the visual arts department, painting, drawing, ceramics, digital design, photography, and video. We emphasize the creative process as much as the final product or production. We're all about deepening your understanding of inspiration and context. Helping you acquire critical-thinking skills. Translating concepts into myriad forms of expression.
Northfield Mount Hermon Photo #6 - Students can work on the farm located right on the NMH campus. Many of the vegetables grown there end up on students' plates at mealtime. We also make maple syrup and ice cream on the NMH farm.
Northfield Mount Hermon Photo #7 - The intense, immersive learning that NMH offers is a chance to go further. And do more. It starts in small classes with some of the most dedicated and horizon-broadening teachers you'll ever meet. From there, things exponentially expand. Borders start to break down: between math and science, social justice and sustainability, the campus community and the world at large.
Northfield Mount Hermon Photo #8 - Every student here - through 67 interscholastic teams, 20 varsity sports, and an extensive outdoor education program - is encouraged to think of athletics as yet another arena in which they can challenge themselves to dig deeper and aim higher. And they're more than just skilled athletes. Our students are good sports and great teammates.
Northfield Mount Hermon Photo #9 - Our distinctive College-Model Academic Program (CMAP) is centered around 80-minute class periods that are longer than those in a typical high school class. So students explore each subject 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 with traditional schedules.
  • We believe good lives grow from strong roots. So we created an environment where creativity, character, and natural curiosity can flourish.
  • As NMH graduates enter college and adulthood, they are well-educated, well-adjusted, well-liked, and very well-prepared to thrive. Because they are, in fact, Well. Grounded.
  • Northfield Mount Hermon is a coed, independent boarding school of 655 students in grades 912 plus a postgraduate year.
  • NMH is known for its College-Model Academic Program, which balances academic, extracurricular, and residential experiences.

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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
Northfield MountBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18791910
Campus Size1353 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment655 students310 students
% Students of Color
21%
21%
% International Students
23%
20%
% Students Boarding
83%
67%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2817
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
60%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program Cost$8,400
(Day student summer session cost is $3,000 )
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Endowment Size$139 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$63,500$54,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$42,900$30,250
% Students on Financial Aid
30%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$55,797
(average grant for day students is $31,308.)
$23,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT73%-
Acceptance Rate
31%
55%
Director of AdmissionsClaude Anderson

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2817
CoursesAP 3-D Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chemistry B, AP Chinese Language, AP Computer Science, AP Drawing, AP Economics, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language, Culture and Civilization, AP Latin: Vergil, AP Modern European History, AP Music Theory and Harmony, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Two-Dimensional Design, AP U.S. History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1815
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations6824
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Aerial Photography and Videography Club, Amnesty International, an Asian American advocacy group, Anglers Club, Animal Activist Club, Asian American Students Association, Atheist/Secular Humanist Students Association, Breakaway, Cancer Support Team, Chinese Student Association, Circle of Sisters, Debate Society, End the Silence of Relationship Violence Advocacy Group, Found Threads, Gemini (yearbook), Gender Sexuality Alliance, Getting Ahead of Global Epidemics, Green Cup Challenge, Interfaith Student Council, Investment Club, Jewish Students Alliance, Korean Student Association, Mandala (arts and literary magazine), Math Team, Me to We Club, Mindfulness Meditation, Model United Nations, Muslim Students Association, Nature-Centered Beliefs Group, NMH Outreach, Operation Happy Birthday, Peer Educators, Pokémon Trainers Association, Quiz Bowl, Room to Read, Science Club, Shark Club, South Asian Student Association, Spanish and Latino/a Students Association (SaLSA), St. Edmund Campion League of Catholic Students, Stream News, Student Alumni Association, Student Congress, Student Diversity Committee, Super Smash Brothers Club, The Bridge (student newspaper), The Brothers, The F Word (feminism), The Girl Effect, The Hermonite (student newspaper), The Prejudice Project, Third-Culture Kid Affinity Group, Vietnamese Student Association, VVar (vegan), WNMH Radio 106.7 FM, Youth Initiative

Arts and Music Programs:
A Cappella Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble, NMH Pianists, NMH Singers, Select Women’s Ensemble, Senior and Junior Dance Companies, Symphony Orchestra, Theater Program, World Music Combo

College Matriculation

Year: 2015 - 201810 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
New York University37
Boston University25
Trinity College20
Northeastern University18
Hobart & William Smith Colleges15
Wesleyan University14
Brown University13
Connecticut College13
St. Lawrence University13
University of Vermont12
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • We believe good lives grow from strong roots. So we created an environment where creativity, character, and natural curiosity can flourish.
  • As NMH graduates enter college and adulthood, they are well-educated, well-adjusted, well-liked, and very well-prepared to thrive. Because they are, in fact, Well. Grounded.
  • Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) is a coed, independent boarding school of 655 students in grades 912 plus a postgraduate year. You`ll find us in the heart of New England, on the banks of the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts.
  • NMH offers a challenging, innovative college-preparatory curriculum with extensive choices that include study-abroad programs, a social entrepreneurship course, independent study, and community-service work. Supported and guided by expert faculty and staff, students are encouraged to pursue their passions, discover new ones, and make their own unique contributions to the NMH community.
  • Our faculty devote an extraordinary amount of time and energy to fostering students` accomplishment and success, both in and out of the classroom. The result is students who think critically, act with humanity, and discover within themselves a sense of purpose.
  • Our distinctive College-Model Academic Program (CMAP) is centered around 80-minute class periods that are longer than those in a typical high school class. So students explore each subject 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 with traditional schedules. Our average class size is 11 students. Each faculty member teaches on average only two courses a semester, allowing them to spend focused time with a small group of students.
  • We focus on the whole student, meeting individual needs while 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. The network includes teachers, coaches, dorm staff, and work supervisors.
  • NMH has made serious commitments to multiculturalism throughout its long history. Currently, students of color make up 21 percent of the student body, and international students come from 57 countries. The school focuses extensively on racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, religious, and gender diversity in extracurricular workshops and events throughout the year.  
  • Our sustainability program empowers students to explore and protect the environment and become active citizens of a changing planet.
  • In short, NMH helps students develop into people who are down to earth, yet performing up to their potential. Our students are academically challenged, socially engaged, and constantly surprised by both themselves and the world.
  • Northfield Mount Hermon accreditations: TABS, Institute for Independent Education; National Independent Private School Association; New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Lawrence Ferlinghetti '37 - Beat-generation poet; co-owner of City Lights Bookstore and publishing house
    • Laura Linney ’82 - Academy Award-nominated actress; films include The Savages, The Nanny Diaries, Kinsey, You Can Count on Me
    • Uma Thurman ’88 - Academy Award-nominated actress; films include The Producers, Pulp Fiction, Dangerous Liaisons
    • S. Prestley Blake ’34 - Cofounder, Friendly Ice Cream
    • Amy Domini ’68 - Founder and CEO of Domini Social Investments; creator of the Domini 400 Social Index; author of Socially Responsible Investing and The Challenges of Wealth
    • William Rhodes ’53 - President, chairman, and CEO of Citibank, NA; senior vice chairman of Citigroup
    • Arn Chorn-Pond ’86 - Founder of Children of War, Peacemakers, and Cambodia Master performers Program; winner of Reebok Human Rights Award
    • Kimmie Weeks ’01 - Liberian child rights activist, UN advisor, director of Youth Action International/Peace for Kids
    • Dallas Baker ’02 - Wide receiver for University of Florida Gators (winner 2006–07 college football national championship)
    • Frank Shorter ’65 - Founding chairman of US Anti-Doping Agency; TV sports commentator; earned gold medal in 1972 Olympic marathon and silver in 1976

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