Northfield Mount Hermon
- Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
- Enrollment: 655 students
- Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $66,810
- Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $44,880
- Acceptance rate: 31%
- Average class size: 12 students
- Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
- Source: Verified school update
Academics and Faculty
(Day student summer session cost is $3,000 )
(average grant for day students is $30,716)
AP / Advanced Courses
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, Blue Key Society (Admission Tour Guide), Jazz Ensemble, NMH Pianists, NMH Singers, Quiz Bowl, Select Women’s Ensemble, Senior and Junior Dance Companies, Soapbox, Society for the Study of Political Ideologies (SSPI), Theater Program, Writers Forum
- 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 9-12 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 12 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 23 percent of the student body, and international students come from 52 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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