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Well-informed.

Well-balanced.

Well-educated.

Well-prepared.

Well-spoken.

Well-read. Well. Grounded.


We know, we know. All schools you’re considering say they have challenging academics, diverse student bodies, and supportive faculty. How do you know what’s real and what’s hype? Check the details. This overview of Northfield Mount Hermon backs up our claims with facts and figures. And behind those numbers are people who make those claims a reality for our students. Start here. Read on. Then visit us in person or at nmhschool.org. Northfield Mount Hermon is a coed, independent boarding school for students in grades 9–12 and a postgraduate year. Find us in the heart of New England, on the banks of the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts. NMH students are well-educated, well-balanced, and well-prepared. In short, they’re Well. Grounded.

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 Facts and Figures Fast Facts ________________________ 2 Academics _______________________ 3 CMAP __________________________ 6 Partnership of 12 __________________ 8 Our Faculty ______________________ 10 Demographics ___________________ 11 Facilities ________________________ 12 Global Engagement _______________ 13 Student Life _____________________ 14 A Day at NMH ___________________ 15 Athletics ________________________ 16 Work Program ___________________ 18 The Arts ________________________ 19 Cocurricular and Extracurricular Activities ________________________ 20 Matriculation List _________________ 23 Application Checklist ______________ 24 Tuition and Fees __________________ 26 Financial Aid ____________________ 27 Contact Us _______________________ 29


FAST FACTS

ENROLLMENT

ACADEMICS

Students: 655

Teaching Faculty: 91 full-time

Boarding Students: 83%

Student-to-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1

Day Students: 17%

Size of Student Advising Group: 6

Boys: 52%

Average Teaching Experience: 18 years

Girls: 48% Countries: 58 States: 29 International: 23% Acceptance Rate: 32%

TUITION AND SCHOLARSHIP Boarding Student Tuition: $63,500

Advanced Degrees: 60% Average Class Size: 11 students Academic Courses: 208 Advanced Placement and honors courses in every department: 28 courses, 48 sections ESL classes for advanced language learners

Day Student Tuition: $42,900 Financial Aid: $9.9 million Average Grant: $55,797 boarding; $31,308 day Students Receiving Aid: 30%

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11 AVERAGE STUDENTS PER CLASS

ACADEMIC COURSE CHOICES

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ACADEMICS

A well-grounded education can take you anywhere. NMH’s intensive, immersive curriculum will help you go further. Do more. It starts in small classes with dedicated teachers, and expands from there. You’ll push your intellectual boundaries, create work you didn’t think you could. Traditional borders will break down: between math and science, between social justice and sustainability, between the campus community and the world beyond. An NMH education will not only prepare you for college, it will also broaden your view of the world, and what you’ll be able to accomplish in it.

THE ARTS Dance

Advanced Ballet: Technique and Theory Contemporary Dance Forms Music

The Creative Impulse: Religion and the Performing Arts Advanced Applied Music I Advanced Applied Music II Electronic Music Studio The History of Jazz Roots of Today’s Music World Music (not offered in 2019) AP Music Theory and Harmony The Evolution of Hip-Hop and Its Role in Documenting Social Commentary Theater

Arts Foundation: Performing Arts Acting I Acting II Acting in Production Directing Playwriting Theatrical Design and Technology I

Theatrical Design and Technology II Theater Production I Theater Production II World Drama Visual Arts

Arts Foundation: Introduction to the Visual Arts Ceramics I Ceramics II Introduction to Design Theory Introduction to Digital Design Two-Dimensional Design AP Two-Dimensional Design AP Three-Dimensional Design Digital Photography I Digital Photography II Drawing and Composition I Drawing and Composition II AP Drawing Intensive Studio Painting I Painting II Photography I Photography II Sculptural Forms I Sculptural Forms II Stop Motion Animation Video as Visual Art I Video as Visual Art II

HUMANITIES English

Humanities I: Ninth-Grade English World Literature American Literature American Literature: Shared Voices Ancient Epic * Big Books * Creative Nonfiction * Creative Writing * Crime Fiction * Film Global Women’s Literature * Journalism Literature and the Environment *

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ACADEMICS

New Zealand Literature * Outlaws, Outcasts, and Castaways PG English I and II Shakespeare * Speech/Oral Interpretation The Future * Writing Nonfiction AP English Language AP English Literature and Composition * denotes a senior English class ESL (English as a Second Language)

ESL: Advanced Reading/Writing ESL: English for Special Purposes History

HUM II World History HUM II World History: Brazil HUM II World History: China HUM II World History: India HUM II World History: Spain/Morocco HUM II World History: South Africa U.S. History: Shared Voices U.S. History Survey AP U.S. History Survey AP Modern European History Foreign Policy Global Inequities and Climate Change: 21st Century Responses New Zealand History In Their Footsteps: Rethinking Women’s History History of the Civil Rights Movement The Islamic Middle East Topics in World History Modern Latin American History: Diversity, Dependency, Democracy, Development U.S. Government/Civil Liberties War Social Science

Economics AP Economics Psychology AP Psychology Note: courses in gray are not offered in 2019.

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Religious Studies

HUM I Introduction to Religious Studies and Philosophy HUM II Religions of the World HUM II Religions of the World: Brazil HUM II Religions of the World: China HUM II Religions of the World: India HUM II Religions of the World: Spain/Morocco HUM II Religions of the World: South Africa The Bible: Literature and Legacy Religion and Sexuality Ethics Bioethics Global Inequities and Climate Change: 21st Century Responses Making Meaning: Mystics, Poets, and Activists Philosophy The Islamic Middle East World Religions and Contemporary Issues Theology of the Oppressed The Creative Impulse: Religion and the Performing Arts

MATH Algebra I Geometry with Topics in Algebra I Geometry Honors Geometry Algebra II with Topics in Algebra I Algebra II Honors Algebra II Algebra Survey Topics in Trigonometry Statistics AP Statistics Precalculus Honors Precalculus Calculus AP Calculus AB/AP Calculus BC Multivariable Calculus Linear Algebra Number Theory Introduction to Graph Theory with Python

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ACADEMICS

Computer Science

Programming in Java AP Computer Science Web Development I Web Development II

SCIENCE Biology

Biology Honors Biology Advanced Honors Biology/ Extended AP Biology AP Biology Bioethics Human Physiology

Chinese III Honors Chinese III Chinese IV Honors Chinese IV Chinese V AP Chinese Language Chinese VI: Introduction to Chinese Literature Chinese Immersion Program Chinese Conversation Immersion Program French

Chemistry

Chemistry Honors Chemistry Extended Advanced Honors Chemistry/AP Chemistry B Forensic Science AP Chemistry

French I French II Honors French II French III Honors French III French IV (Contemporary Issues) French IV (Service-Learning Project) Honors French IV AP French Language French VI: Contemporary French and Francophone Culture through Literature and Film

Environmental Science

Latin

Environmental Studies AP Environmental Science Geology The Science of Farming Physics

Physics Honors Physics STEM Physics AP Physics 1 AP Physics 2 AP Physics C Introduction to Robotics Introduction to Engineering Astronomy

WORLD LANGUAGES Chinese

Chinese I Chinese II Honors Chinese II

Latin I Latin II Latin III Latin IV AP Latin: Caesar and Vergil Introduction to Linguistics Spanish

Spanish I Advanced Spanish I Spanish II Honors Spanish II Spanish III Honors Spanish III Spanish IV Spanish IV (Service Learning Project) Honors Spanish IV Spanish V (Modern Hispanic Culture) AP Spanish Language Spanish VI: Introduction to Latin American and Peninsular Literature Spanish Immersion Program: Uruguay

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NMH’s

College-Model Academic Program (CMAP) An enhanced educational experience and better preparation for college Northfield Mount Hermon’s CMAP

MON

A

8–9:20

Meeting

B C1

10:10–11:30

Lunch A

11:40–1

C2

TUES

A

8–9:20

X Block

B C1

10:10–11:30

Lunch A

11:40–1

C2

WED 1

WED 2

THUR

B

D

A

A

8–9:15

9:25–10:40

Student Life Seminar 10:50–11:35

C

8–9:15

9:25–10:40

Dorm, Faculty, or Advising 10:50–11:35

Faculty Meeting 11:45–12:15

D

1:50–3:10

D

1:50–3:10

Athletics and Cocurriculars

Athletics and Cocurriculars

Dinner

Dinner

Arts Rehearsals

Clubs

3:45–5:30

Advisory

B C1

10:10–11:30

Lunch A

11:40–1

Lunch B 12:20-1:40 Lunch B 12:20-1:40

8–9:20

C2

FRI

A

8–9:20

X Block

B C1

10:10–11:30

Lunch A

11:40–1

C2

Lunch B 12:20-1:40 Lunch B 12:20-1:40 Lunch Lunch Athletics Contests Athletics Contests 12:15–5:30

12:15–5:30

D

1:50–3:10

D

1:50–3:10

Athletics and Cocurriculars

Athletics and Cocurriculars

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Other Activities

Arts Rehearsals

3:45–5:30

3:45–5:30

Study Hall 8–10 pm (sunday–thursday)

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3:45–5:30

Student Activities

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ADVANTAGES OF CMAP Schedule Elements

Northfield Mount Hermon

Public Schools

In an 80-minute class, teachers employ a variety of learning techniques: small- and large-group work, class discussions, debates, peer review, lab work, application of theories, etc.

45–50 minutes, limited variety in learning techniques

45–50 minutes, limited variety in learning techniques

Students are immersed in a subject with 80 concentrated minutes for each class.

45–50 minutes for each class

45–50 minutes for each class

More major courses per year

Each year, students take 6 core academic courses (covering specific areas of math, English, science, history, world language): 3 full-year equivalents in a semester.

5 core academic classes

5 core academic classes

Focused homework

Students focus 150–270 minutes of homework time on 3 core courses, increasing their immersion in each subject.

60–300 minutes on 5 core courses

150–300 minutes on 5 core courses

With responsibility for 26 students each day, teachers get to know students’ needs better.

80–150 students each day

48–100 students each day

Faster learning

Two years of a subject can be covered in one year. (Examples: Algebra II in the first semester, Precalculus in the second; or French III in the first semester, French IV in the second.)

Not available

Not available

More options

Students are able to complete performing and visual arts experiences during the academic day, during the cocurricular periods from 3:10 to 6 pm, or after dinner from 6:30 to 8 pm.

Not available

Sometimes available

Longer class periods

Deeper exploration

More student-teacher access

Most Private Schools

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At Northfield Mount Hermon,

no one goes it alone.

Every NMH student is surrounded by a network of compassionate adult mentors: teachers, coaches, academic advisors, and residential staff. It’s what we call our Partnership of 12. Wondering whether to take AP Biology? If you should sign up to study abroad in Brazil? How to balance your friendships? Your network will help you navigate. They’re here to take care of you — and help you take care of yourself.

College Counselor

Cocurricular Faculty Advisor

Academic Faculty

Dorm Faculty

Academic Faculty

STUDENT Parent

Dorm Faculty

Dorm Faculty

Dorm Faculty

Workjob Supervisor

Academic Faculty

Coach


How the Partnership of 12 supports students The 12

Every single NMH program involves adults who support each participating student. Through group meetings, informal conversations, and a network of collaborating adults on campus, the school maintains a high level of engagement with and care of students.

Student-Advisor Ratios

Every student has an advisor and each advisor has direct responsibility for 5–7 students.

Dorm-Affiliated Advisors

Students and their advisors are based in the same dorm. This means that all advisors either live in the dorm and/or have regular evening responsibilities in the dorm. This provides quick access to the group, allows advisors to establish an adult community presence in each dorm, and enables the advisors to understand and monitor group dynamics taking place in the dorm. Dorm staffs meet every other week to discuss students, plan activities, schedule duties, etc.

Student-Teacher Ratios per Semester

NMH faculty members teach approximately 26 students each semester. Because teachers have residential responsibilities and serve as advisors, they are able to observe and support students in the evening and on weekends.

Residential Leaders

Well-trained student Residential Leaders (RLs) meet biweekly with adults based in their dorms. RLs are integral in supporting students as individuals, and as part of the dorm, they help maintain a positive dorm culture.

Director of Advising

The director of advising oversees the formal element of the advising program: weekly meetings between students and advisors that follow a curriculum to support goal setting, selfevaluation, selection of classes, and other advising topics.

Individual Digital Folders

Each student has an active digital file that contains communication about their life on campus — kudos, concerns, and other information. This folder is managed by the student’s advisor; contributions are made by the student’s partnership group.

Dorm-Based Folders

Two dorm-based electronic folders exist for the students and the faculty associated with each dorm. The first is accessible only to the faculty, allowing the adults to communicate with each other about student concerns, general duty notes, and the smooth functioning of the dorm. The second is accessible to students and faculty, and provides daily news and information about dorm activities.


OUR FACULTY

Northfield Mount Hermon works with a variety of agencies to recruit the finest faculty from around the world. Evaluation processes and professional development opportunities ensure that faculty stay current in the best educational practices for teaching young people in and out of the classroom. full-time faculty members • 91Average • experience18 years of teaching • 60% with advanced degrees NMH is committed to nurturing excellence in its faculty. Each year, teachers, staff, and coaches attend and present at key conferences and trainings. Recently, faculty have participated in: Ballet Theater Teacher • American Training Intensive of College and Research • Association Libraries NE Library Instruction

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Group 2018 Annual Program Bard Writing and Thinking Workshop Carving In Stone Curriculum Design: Statistics for Social Justice CWI’s Summer East Institute on Place Based Service-Learning Dance Life Teacher Conference Environmental Literature Institute Gilder-Lehrman Teacher Seminar: The Vietnam War

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Theory with Python — • Graph Curriculum Development Schools Experiential • Independent Education Network Summer Institute

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for Classroom Teachers of History, English, and Global Languages Independent Theater Observation and Research Trip to NYC Integrated Science Curriculum Development International Society of Environmental Ethics Fifteenth Annual Meeting on Environmental Philosophy Israel and Palestine Topic Guide Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 19th Annual Band Director Academy Massachusetts American Choral Conductors Association Summer Conference for Choral Musicians Mastery for Advanced Chemistry Topic Miami of Ohio Women’s Soccer Preseason Camp Middlebury College, Center for Social Entrepreneurship June Forum NY and NJ Scenic Research for Theater Program and Theatrical Techniques Portrait in Clay with Philippe Farault Robotics Teacher Training Program (Carnegie Mellon University) Social Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources for STEM Class The Academy for Curriculum Design and Instructional Delivery The Choices Program: New Directions in Choices U.S. History Series Travel to Italy for AP European History Class Writing Essentials: Online Program

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DEMOGRAPHICS

We foster a dynamic community in which to learn. The facts below reflect our commitment to diversity on our campus. students; 544 boarding, 111 day • 655 male, 48% female • 52% countries and 29 states • 58represented students of color • 21% • 23% international students

21% STUDENTS OF COLOR

58 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

655 STUDENTS

23% INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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FACILITIES

With inspiring views up and down the Connecticut River Valley, Northfield Mount Hermon is located in rural western Massachusetts, atop a broad hill. The campus has a mix of historic and contemporary buildings. buildings, including turn-of-the• 74century chapel and historic cottages Hayward Farm, with • 34-acre gardens, a greenhouse, maple sugar

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and cider houses, horses, and pigs Boathouse and crew dock on the Connecticut River 1,353 acres, including fields and woods; 215 core-campus acres Shadow Lake Cutler Science Center Rhodes Arts Center Beveridge classroom building with Center for Academic Strategies and Achievement (CASA) Blake Student Center with a snack bar and bookstore

with 3 telescopes and 3 • Observatory CCD cameras for electronic imaging Library with more than • Schauffler 40,000 physical and electronic

• •

publications and database items 6-lane swimming pool James and Forslund gyms, including a wrestling facility with full-size mats and a fitness center with Nautilus and free weights McCollum Arena, hockey rink 8-lane, all-weather Miller Brothers running track Indoor batting cage 13 playing fields 15 tennis courts 2 three-season turf fields

• • • • • • 50 faculty homes and apartments • on campus, plus 40 in-dorm apartments

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1,353

BUILDINGS

CAMPUS ACRES

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GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT

Developing a global perspective in all students is a commitment at Northfield Mount Hermon. The Global Engagement Office (GEO) supports NMH’s study abroad programs, international student support and services, and globally themed programming. GEO strives to attend to the needs and interests of our diverse multinational and multicultural student body. Study Abroad Opportunities

Our study abroad programs advance NMH’s mission to provide a wellgrounded education of the head, heart, and hand. They challenge students to engage deeply when traveling in a different country and culture through activities that balance action and reflection. GEO offers a range of interdisciplinary, discipline-specific, and service-learning programs that enhance students’ understanding of the course content. In previous years, we have traveled to countries including, but not limited to, Argentina, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, France, Ghana, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, and Uruguay. Participation is selective and by application.

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International Programming and Hosting Visiting International Students

GEO sponsors campuswide programs to promote global engagement, including inviting presenters through the Wantman Family State of the World Speaker Series, organizing annual events such as the International Carnival celebration and International Dessert Night, and by hosting visiting students from Uruguay, France, New Zealand, and China. International Student Support, Services, and Groups

Our international student services program aims to meet the needs of our international students and their families. We provide immigration advising and support, conduct a new international student orientation at the beginning of the year, and regularly communicate with international students and families. With the assistance of a select group of international student leaders, known as Global Ambassadors (GAs), GEO supports international students from when they are first transitioning as new students until they graduate from NMH. The GAs assist international students on campus by referring students to appropriate campus resources, planning activities and programs, and encouraging their international peers to become involved and engaged members of the NMH community. GEO also supports several international student affinity groups that meet regularly and plan various events and activities on and off campus.

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STUDENT LIFE

At NMH, we take seriously our responsibility to help rear other people’s children to become responsible, healthy, thoughtful, and compassionate young people. We accomplish this in our academic classrooms, on the playing fields, in performing arts spaces, at workjob, and through our daily, informal connections with students in the dorms. But we also make time for what we call “Student Life Seminars” — conversations about the complexity of adolescence and life. We gather every other week in small, grade-level groups to talk about choices that affect students’ health and wellness, issues related to diversity and social justice in our communities, and the skills students are developing as they prepare for college and a career.

We do this through: Dorm and school meetings, which provide formal settings for discussions. Biweekly meetings with faculty and professional staff to explore topics essential to students’ development. Academic teaching that extends into the evening. Day-to-day work with dorm staff and other faculty to emphasize personal support, leadership, community building, and spiritual development.

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300 APPLE PIES

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In addition to on-campus activities, our students engage in fun and thought-provoking events off campus. Activities include: Student Diversity Leadership Conference Diversity summits with peer boarding schools Trips to Boston and New York City Trips to local fairs and arts festivals such as the Big E and the Franklin County Fair

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performances and theatrical • Dance events held at Weston Theater, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Hartford Stage

Made by NMH Dining Services, the pies are awarded at the annual Bemis-Forslund Pie Race, a 4.3-mile footrace through campus woods and fields.

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A DAY AT NMH

7:30 am

Breakfast

8:00 am

A block (80 minutes) 1

9:30 am

X block 2

10:10 am

B block (80 minutes) 1

11:40 am

Lunch

12:20 pm

C block (80 minutes) 1

1:50 pm

D block (80 minutes) 1

3:45 pm

Cocurricular programs

5:30 pm

Dinner

6:30 pm

Elective time 3

8:00 pm

Mandatory study hall 4

Midnight

Lights out 5

1

Students take three 80-minute classes each day. The additional 80-minute period can be used for study time, meeting with faculty, working on club/organization projects, fulfilling workjob responsibilities, or other cocurricular activities.

2

What happens during X block changes from day to day. On Monday, there is an all-school community meeting; on Tuesday and Friday, it can be used for study time, meeting with faculty, or extended lab classes; on Thursday, it is set aside for advising.

3

Elective time can be used for workjob, studying, meeting with faculty, or participating in performing arts groups and clubs. Workjob can also be completed on the weekends.

4

Mandatory study hall is held Sunday through Thursday evenings. During study hall, students remain in their rooms or in dorm lounges. With permission, students may meet with faculty, go to the library, work on group projects, or attend math, science, or writing help sessions. Seniors and postgraduates in good standing do not have mandatory study hall during their second semester.

5

For ninth graders, lights-out time is 10:30 pm on weeknights.

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ATHLETICS

Fielding 67 teams in 20 interscholastic sports, Northfield Mount Hermon offers one of the broadest athletic programs in the nation. Our athletic program has something to offer every student, from the specialized athlete to the novice who wants to find their new passion. Last year, we had 40 students matriculate and commit to compete in NCAA collegiate athletics. The NMH athletics program helps students become the best version of themselves in the education of the head, heart, and hand.

40

20

NCAA ATHLETES IN 2018

INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS

107

67

NEW ENGLAND TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

TEAMS

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ATHLETICS

Athletic programs offered, by season

FALL Cross-country BV Cross-country BJV Cross-country GV Cross-country GJV Field Hockey V Field Hockey JV Outdoor Team Rowing BV Rowing BJV Rowing GV Rowing GJV Soccer BV Soccer BJV Soccer B3rds Soccer GV Soccer GJV Soccer G3rds Volleyball GV Volleyball GJV

WINTER Alpine Skiing V Alpine Skiing JV Basketball BV Basketball BJV Basketball B3rds Basketball GV Basketball GJV Basketball G3rds Ice Hockey BV Ice Hockey BJV Ice Hockey GV Ice Hockey GJV Nordic Skiing V Nordic Skiing JV

Swimming BV Swimming GV Swimming JV Wrestling V Wrestling JV

SPRING Baseball V Baseball JV Golf V Golf JV Lacrosse BV Lacrosse BJV Lacrosse GV Lacrosse GJV Outdoor Team Rowing BV Rowing BJV Rowing B3rds Rowing GV Rowing GJV Rowing G3rds Softball V Softball JV Tennis BV Tennis BJV Tennis GV Tennis GJV Track V Track JV Ultimate Frisbee BV Ultimate Frisbee BJV Ultimate Frisbee GV Ultimate Frisbee GJV Volleyball BV Volleyball BJV

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WORK PROGRAM

At Northfield Mount Hermon, all students participate equally in the daily work of the school so that they may cultivate a respect for the dignity of labor and service to the community both within and beyond the school. In the work program, students and adults work together to provide essential daily work to the school community. Participation in this work by all students has been an integral component of the curriculum since the founding of the school. All students must work four hours per week and attain a passing grade each term in order to graduate.

78,600 HOURS OF SERVICE TO THE NMH COMMUNITY

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Types of Jobs an NMH Student May Have

Admission Ambassador Archives Aide Athletic Department Worker Athletic Team Manager Bakery Worker Band Manager Biology Assistant Chemistry Assistant Choir Manager Clinic Aide Custodial Worker Dance Studio Assistant Electronic Recording Assistant Equipment Room Worker Farm Worker International Ambassador Kitchen Worker Library Aide Lifeguard Mail Center Worker Math Study Hall Tutor Multicultural Education Assistant Music Secretary Office Assistant Orchestra Assistant Outdoor Education Assistant Resident Leader Science Study Hall Tutor Service Leader Snack Bar Worker Theater Aide Trail Maintenance Worker World Languages Assistant Yearbook Editor

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THE ARTS

Students nurture their appreciation of and skills in a wide range of artistic ventures. We get them ready for a lifetime of arts participation and appreciation. Visual Arts

We take art creation seriously, with courses in every medium (including APs), open studio work time, and faculty members who are accomplished practicing artists. The Rhodes Arts Center includes: Printmaking studio Digital photography studio and traditional photography darkroom Ceramics studio Painting studios Design studio Drawing studio Art gallery exhibiting well-known artists in six shows per year

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Performing Arts

Whether you’re a neophyte or a seasoned scene stealer, you can become a part of NMH’s lively theater, dance, and music community. Take a class. Join an ensemble. Audition for a play. All the world’s a stage! The Rhodes Arts Center hosts: Four major theater productions a year (including a musical) One-Act Play Festival NMH Senior Dance Company NMH Junior Dance Company Concert Choir NMH Singers Select Women’s Ensemble Concert Band Symphony Orchestra Chamber Orchestra Jazz Ensemble World Music Combo Northfield Mount Harmony (a cappella group) The Nellies (girls’ a cappella group) Hogappella (boys’ a cappella group)

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ARTS PERFORMANCES EACH YEAR

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COCURRICULAR AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Student involvement on campus goes way beyond meeting the challenges of academic courses. You’ll also have access to a wealth of cocurricular and extracurricular opportunities. Cocurriculars are required; students choose from an array of athletic teams, performing arts ensembles, community-service groups, and many other classes and activities. Extracurriculars are optional and include lots of clubs and organizations, most of which are created and run by students.

200 STUDENTS VOLUNTEER EACH SEMESTER

Here’s what we offer: Academic

Performing Opportunities

Chinese Review Debate Society Diversity and Social Justice French Workshop Health and Wellness Junior-Year College Counseling Workshop Math Competition Prep Model United Nations Robotics Team Science Club Spanish Workshop Verbal SAT Prep

Advanced Ballet Technique and Theory Beginner Ballet Beginner Ballet and Pointe Beginner Jazz and Hip-Hop Beginner Modern and Contemporary Beginner Tap Chamber Orchestra Concert Band Concert Choir Dance Companies of NMH Dance for Athletes — Beginner Hip-Hop Hogappella Intermediate Ballet and Pointe Intermediate Hip-Hop Intermediate Jazz Dance Introduction to Music Theory Jazz Ensemble NMH Singers Northfield Mount Harmony Private Dance Lessons Private Music Lessons

Visual Arts

Beginning with Clay Drawing Exploring Watercolor Introduction to Illustration Plein Air Painting Portrait Sculpture

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COCURRICULAR AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Select Women’s Ensemble Stage Band Stagecraft Symphony Orchestra The Nellies World Music Combo Media

Gemini (yearbook) Mandala (art and literary magazine) The Bridge (student newspaper) The Hermonite (student newspaper) WNMH Radio — 91.5 FM Leadership/Activism

Activities Programming Board Ecoleaders NMH Service Leaders Peer Educators Resident Leaders Student Congress Student Diversity Committee

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Service Learning Activities

Adult Day Care Big Brothers/Big Sisters Community Childcare Community Meals Community Service and Teaching in India and at NMH Courthouse Volunteers Elementary School Project Habitat for Humanity NMH Nursery School Nursing Home Operation Happy Birthday Piglets to Hoggers Red Cross Blood Drive Teaching Music in Belize Community Affinity Groups

African Students Association Asian American Students Association Atheist/Secular Humanist Students Breakaway Chinese Speaking Student Association Circle of Sisters Gender Sexuality Alliance Global Ambassadors Hong Kong Student Association Indonesian Student Association Interfaith Council Jewish Student Alliance Korean Student Association Mindfulness Meditation Muslim Student Association Nature Centered Beliefs Group South Asian Student Association Spanglish Spanish and Latino/a Students Association St. Edmund Campion League of Catholic Students

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COCURRICULAR AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Taiwan Students Association The Brothers The Girl Effect Third-Culture Kid Affinity Group Turkish Student Association Vietnamese Student Association Youth Initiative

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Examples of Interscholastic and In-School Competition

• Debate Competition — • Instrumental Concerto Competition and Recital Competition • Math Model United Nations • New England Tournaments • NMH ScienceAthletic • CompetitionSymposium and • Robotics Oratory Contest • Senior Vocal/Instrumental Music • State Competition

LIBRARY BOOKS

58 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

83%

1879

BOARDING STUDENTS YEAR OUR SCHOOL WAS FOUNDED

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MATRICULATION LIST

Top schools NMH students are currently attending (based on last four years) American University

Grinnell College

Sewanee: The University of the South

Amherst College

Hamilton College (NY)

Skidmore College

Babson College

Harvard University

Smith College

Barnard College

Haverford College

St. Lawrence University

Bates College

Hobart William Smith Colleges

St. Olaf College

Indiana University at Bloomington

Swarthmore College

Berklee College of Music Boston College Boston Conservatory at Berklee Boston University Bowdoin College Brandeis University Brown University Bucknell University California Polytechnic State University

Johns Hopkins University Kenyon College Lafayette College Lehigh University Macalester College Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Stanford University Syracuse University Trinity College Tufts University Union College United States Naval Academy University of British Columbia University of California, Berkeley

McGill University

University of California, Los Angeles

Middlebury College

University of Chicago

Carnegie Mellon University

Morehead State University

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Case Western Reserve University

Mount Holyoke College

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

New York University

University of Miami

Colby College

Northeastern University

University of Michigan

Colgate University

Northwestern University

University of Notre Dame

College of the Holy Cross

Oberlin College

University of Pennsylvania

College of William & Mary

Occidental College

University of Rochester

Columbia University

Pennsylvania State University

University of Southern California

Connecticut College

Pepperdine University

University of Toronto

Cornell University

Pitzer College

University of Vermont

Dartmouth College

Princeton University

University of Virginia

Davidson College

Purdue University

University of Washington

Dickinson College

Queen’s University

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Duke University

Reed College

Vassar College

Elon University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Wake Forest University

Rhode Island School of Design

Wellesley College

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Wheaton College (Massachusetts)

Georgia Institute of Technology

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Carleton College

Emory University Franklin & Marshall College George Washington University

Washington University in St. Louis Wesleyan University Williams College Yale University

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APPLICATION CHECKLIST AND DEADLINES

The process is as exciting as it is complex. Our goal is to make applying to NMH a positive experience, and we stand ready to guide you. To be considered for admission to NMH, we ask you to supply the items outlined below. 1. Application (choose only one)

You might base this choice on the other schools you are applying to.

• Gateway to Prep Schools (gatewaytoprepschools.com) or • Standard Application Online (ssat.org/admission/the-sao) Jan. 15, 2019: Preferred deadline for a completed application Feb. 1, 2019: Regular deadline for a completed application Feb. 1, 2019: Deadline for families applying for financial aid Students who wish to apply after the February 1 deadline: Please contact our office so your admission counselor can best guide you through the application process. 2. Standardized Test Scores

We will only accept test scores directly from the testing organizations or affiliate partners. For international students, current TOEFL Scores (the minimum scores are: 9th grade – 95 IBT; 10th grade or above – 100 IBT). Our School Code for the TOEFL is 8011. A TOEFL may be waived by your admission counselor if you have completed your last two years of school in a fully English-based curriculum. Applying to

Testing accepted

School Codes

SSAT; ISEE

SSAT: 5392

10th grade

SSAT; ISEE; PSAT

ISEE: 220730

11th grade

SSAT; ISEE; PSAT; SAT; ACT

PSAT: School Counselor should send official score report

12th grade

SAT; ACT

SAT: School Counselor should send official score report

Postgraduate

SAT; ACT

ACT: School Counselor should send official score report

9th grade

For PSAT, SAT, or ACT, School Counselor may send an official report via the online uploader found on our website, by email, or via fax.

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English and math teacher recommendations must be from your current instructors.

4. Interview

All students are required to have an interview. To schedule an interview, please call the admission office at 413-498-3227. For international applicants: Prospective students from countries where Northfield Mount Hermon historically has received large numbers of applications are required to complete an interview with our partner organization, InitialView (initialview.com). Currently, NMH requires applicants from the People’s Republic of China and South Korea to use this interview service. InitialView records a student’s live, unscripted interview and sends us a copy, along with a sample of the student’s writing. NMH admission counselors review and evaluate the interview and writing sample. Please contact InitialView directly to arrange an appointment as quickly as possible and no later than two weeks before NMH’s Feb. 1, 2019, application deadline.

5. Additional Information

If you have additional information to add to your application (recommendations, updated transcripts, or our supplement), please send it via our online uploader. In addition to the requirements listed above, supplementary material for athletes and visual and performing artists may be submitted; however, it is optional. We do not accept original artwork, CDs, or DVDs. Please email a link to media@nmhschool.org. Include a brief description of the submission in the subject line. We look forward to assisting you with your application. Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Telephone: 413-498-3227

Email: admission@nmhschool.org We will be delighted to help you navigate the admission process.

32% ACCEPTANCE RATE

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TUITION AND FEES 2018–19

Boarding Student Fees

$63,500

(includes room and board)

$2,104 General/activity, laundry service, technology, health services $1,334 Tuition refund insurance ✱

Day Student Fees

$42,900

$2,045 General/activity, meals, technology, health services $901 Tuition refund insurance ✱

International Student (F-1 Status) Fees

$63,500

$3,104 (includes room and board) $1,334 $1,855 ✱

General/activity, laundry service, technology, health services, International student fee ✱✱✱ Tuition refund insurance ✱ School health insurance (mandatory) ✱✱

Tuition refund insurance is billed at 2.1 percent of your portion of tuition. This program is mandatory unless the full year’s tuition and fees are paid by July 15, 2018.

✱✱ Health

insurance is mandatory for all students. All international students with F-1 student status, without exception, are required to enroll in the school insurance plan. All other students are required to provide proof of valid primary health insurance or purchase the school plan. A copy of the front and back of your health insurance card is required as well.

✱✱✱

Our Global Engagement Office provides a range of services for international students and their families. Among these services is our support for families who need student visas (F-1) in order to study in the United States. To offset the cost of providing these services, we have instituted a fee for families whose student is here on an F-1 student visa.

Expected Additional Costs: • books and supplies will be approximately $900 per year • laptop (NMH supports Macs and PCs, including chromebooks) $250-$1,200 • travel via charter bus to NYC, Boston, or the airports, $50–$62 per one-way trip three times a year

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FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Financial assistance is need-based and awarded annually. NMH does not offer merit or academic scholarships. However, because the number of applicants exceeds the number of awards we can offer, a student’s talents or achievements may determine which applicants will receive an offer of financial aid. We partner with School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS in our financial aid process. The deadline to apply for financial aid for the 2019–20 academic year is February 1, 2019. Beginning October 1, 2018, create your PFS (Parents’ Financial Statement) online account at: School and Student Services by NAIS, www.sssbynais.org/ parents, estimating your income and expenses for 2018 and 2019.

Upload your tax documents to your PFS online account at SSS: U.S. Families

W-2 forms • 2018 Federal Income Tax return, • 2017 signed, with all 2017 schedules and statements

Federal Income Tax return, • 2018 signed, with all 2018 schedules and statements International Families

— 2017 T-1 forms and 2017 • Canadians T-4 forms; 2018 T-1 forms and 2018 T-4 forms

International Families — • Other A notarized copy of your most recent income tax report and an earnings statement from your employer

2019–20 International • NMH Financial Aid Profile Additional Information

documentation for partnerships • Tax and corporations is required.

30% STUDENTS RECEIVING FINANCIAL AID

(IRS Schedule K-1, Form 1065, Form 1120, or Form 1120s)

of any unique or • Explanation concerning circumstances you wish us to know about. finaid@nmhschool.org 413-498-3237 www.nmhschool.org/admission www.sss.nais.org/parents

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DIRECTIONS From Eastern Massachusetts

Follow Route 2 west to Route 63; go north on Route 63 for approximately 8 miles to where Route 63 merges with Route 10. Turn left on Route 10 south and drive 1.7 miles (you will cross over the Connecticut River). The Northfield Mount Hermon entrance is on your left. Proceed up the drive. Bear left at the fork, following signs for the Admission Office. Visitor parking is beside Bolger House. From Interstate 91

Take Exit 28A if you are traveling north, Exit 28 if you are traveling south, and follow Route 10 north for 2.8 miles. The Northfield Mount Hermon entrance is on your right. Proceed up the drive following signs to the Admission Office. Visitor parking is beside Bolger House.

CONTACT US Northfield Mount Hermon Office of Admission One Lamplighter Way Mount Hermon, Massachusetts 01354 Phone: 413-498-3227 Email: admission@nmhschool.org Online: www.nmhschool.org

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