Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Tel: (617)547-6100
  • Buckingham Browne & Nichols, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham school and the Browne & Nichols school, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883.
  • Located on three separate campuses, we work as one school in the pursuit of excellence.
  • We celebrate the diversity of our community which enriches our daily experience.
  • At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and a deep concern and respect for others.
  • Our educational program, coordinated from beginners through grade twelve, provides a rigorous core curriculum, taught in flexible and innovative ways.
  • Students acquire the skills and discipline necessary for academic accomplishment and learn to reflect, take risks and to discover.
  • The curriculum is strengthened by our commitment to a comprehensive program in the arts and athletics.
  • In all of our experiences, both those within the school and those which use our urban location, we encourage self-reliance, knowledge of oneself and a capacity for leadership.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1974

Student Body

Total Students1015 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeBuckingham Browne & Nichols School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers156 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Tuition NotesTuition Costs 2013-14 Beginners to Grade 3 - $29,000 Grades 4 and 5 � $32,270 Grade 6 to 8 - $39,010 Grades 9 to 12 � $39,510
Admissions Directorrglennon@bbns.org

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCrew,
Cross CountryFencing,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSailing,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashTennis,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Affinity Lunch, Affinity Lunch. MS: Science Club, Chamber Music, Chorus, Community Council, Community Service, D2 (Diversity Discussions), Jazz Band, KNBC, Literary Group, LS Chess club, LS Orchestra, One World club, Players (Improv group, Spark newspape
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