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Tilton SchoolTilton, New Hampshire, USA
Athol Murray College of Notre DameWilcox, Saskatchewan, Canada
The Masters SchoolDobbs Ferry, New York, USA
Mount Hermon, Massachusetts, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
One Lamplighter Way, Mount Hermon, Massachusetts, USA
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Summary: At Northfield Mount Hermon, we like to say that we educate the head, heart, and hand. Our academic program is both whole and wholesome: it pushes you to explore your intellectual boundaries, awakens you to the needs and opportunities of the world, and prepares you for a more meaningful life.
Our teachers are the heart of the NMH experience. As credentialed scholars, they’re the equal of any boarding school faculty in the country. As dedicated, passionate educators, they have no equal. They’ll know how to inspire you, nurture you, and push you to excel.
Our College Model Academic Program (CMAP) not only helps teachers provide the richest possible educational experience, it also gives you a glimpse of what college will look like. By taking three major courses each semester, you'll spend more time in class with your teachers, which allows for deeper discussion and hands-on projects and increases your understanding of the course material.
Our wide range of courses in all our academic departments are tough, fascinating, meaningful, and yes, often downright fun. Combined with our informed, personal college counseling, an NMH education will not only prepare you for college, it will also challenge you to broaden your view of the world while ever refining your image of yourself.
Of course, the classroom is just the beginning at NMH. Our international programs can take you to study Spanish in Uruguay or literature in Ireland. Our working farm, is a living laboratory where you can conduct college-level experiments in plant biology and soil ecology, learn to make lavender soap and maple syrup, and grow organic vegetables for the dining hall. You can dig deeper into your favorite subjects through student organizations like Model UN and the Math Club, or get creative in the amazing new Rhodes Arts Center.
Department Director: Ellen Turner
Average Class Size: 12
Full Time Teachers: 95
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 66.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 6:1
Summer Programs Offered: Offered
Number of AP Courses Offered: 24
Summary: Daily life at NMH includes classes, homework, sports practices and games, performing arts rehearsals, "workjob", and extracurricular activities. It's a busy schedule, but all those activities contribute to the self-discovery that each student is engaged in. And every individual student journey is part of a whole—a vibrant community of teenagers and adults living, learning, and working together.
Each NMH student has a constellation of at least a dozen adults supporting his or her growth—we call it the Partnership of Twelve. Classroom teachers, coaches, deans, advisors, workjob supervisors, and dorm parents, these adults work together to guide students in their academic, social, and athletic lives.
And those lives typically start in the dorms. Dorms are more than the places students lay their heads at night; each one is a vital social hub and a welcome home base. Day students are assigned specific dorms, too; they frequently spend the night on weekends.
Eating at NMH is pretty out of the ordinary: There's stir-fry Tuesdays, Mexican Thursdays, and the soft-serve ice cream machine that uses NMH farm milk. Mmmm. It's a good thing the dining hall is open almost all day for grazing!
Beyond food and shelter, students discover that everything they need to lead a healthy, productive life is close at hand—whether that's a fun weekend activity, a volunteer gig, a spiritual practice, or simply health and wellness resources.
Department Director: Nicole Hager
Number of Dorms: 15
Average Students Per Dorm: 36
No. of Girls Dorms: 7
No. of Boys Dorms: 8
Dress Code: Casual
Summary: Welcome to NMH! You've discovered one of the most exciting, distinctive boarding schools you could hope to find. I say that with some authority, having worked in boarding schools for 14 years. When I arrived at NMH in 2002, I joined a vibrant, diverse community where individual development, community standards, and high expectations form the core of the academic and student life experience.
As dean of students, my job is to challenge and support students outside the classroom. Although classrooms provide a rich learning environment, students spend a lot of time outside the walls of our academic buildings, and we offer amazing opportunities to acquire knowledge and experience and contribute to the community through clubs, organizations, and volunteer groups.
We also have a student life curriculum that promotes self-responsibility, integrity, and moral leadership. Whether it's serving as a class officer, starting a program to raise awareness of the genocide in Darfur, or working on campus sustainability projects, students discover passions they didn't know they had and commit themselves to ideas bigger than themselves.
Many schools profess to educate the whole child. At NMH, we live and breathe our founder's motto to educate the heads, hearts, and hands of young people. I came to NMH—as perhaps you will, too—because part of the school's mission is to encourage students to live with purpose and to make a difference in the world.
Dean of Students
Clubs and Organizations
Arts Department Director: Phil Calabria
Athletics Department Director: Tom Pratt
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
William R. Rhodes (Class of 1953) Chairman of Citicorp
Frank Shorter (Class of 1965) Founding chairman of US Anti-Doping Agency; TV sports commentator; earned gold medal in 1972 Olympic marathon and silver in 1976
Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Class of 1937) Poet
S. Prestley Blake (Class of 1934) Cofounder, Friendly Ice Cream
Natalie Cole (Class of 1968) Grammy Award-winning vocalist
Arn Chorn-Pond (Class of 1986) Founder of Children of War, Peacemakers, and Cambodia Master performers Program; winner of Reebok Human Rights Award
Anna Diggs Taylor (Class of 1950) Chief judge, US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (first black woman appointed to that role)
J. Stapleton Roy (Class of 1952) Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson Center; former US ambassador to Singapore, Indonesia, and People’s Republic of China
Valerie Jarrett (Class of 1974) White House Senior Advisor and Assistant to President Barack Obama for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Liaison and head of president's panel on women and children
Buster Onley (Class of 1982) Sports Writer
Summary: NORTHFIELD MOUNT HERMON SUMMER SESSION offers programs for students wishing to enrich or accelerate their school-year education. We have a comprehensive program that has existed in various forms for more than 100 years. *** Each summer, we gather as a community to engage in academic work and to learn from each other in many ways. Our population is diverse and worldly – each summer, we typically enroll students from 35-40 different countries and 20-30 U.S. states. Our talented faculty is assisted by 35 teaching interns to provide an outstanding experience for our students. *** In 2014, we offer four programs: College Prep, Middle School, English as a Second Language, and Community Service in India. Our College Prep Program is unique in that students engage in study of one subject and can complete the equivalent of a year-long course, and possibly earn credit, in just five weeks. ESL students take one major course, while Middle School students enroll in two courses. In addition to opportunities to learn here on campus, students may choose to experience the fun and delight of teaching young children as part of our program in India. *** Our goal is to provide a valuable, life-changing experience for each student who joins us. For some, NMH Summer Session provides their first taste of a rigorous academic experience and challenges them to a new level. Other students use their summer here as an opportunity to further build academic skills, advance in their coursework, and prepare for college. *** Our exceptional student diversity ensures that everyone leaves with new friends from all over the world. One of the measures of our success each year is how difficult it is for so many of the students to leave at the end of the summer – they build a powerful connection to our summer community and make lifelong friends.
Department Director: Gregory Leeds
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