Nichols School

  • Nichols School aim is to train minds, bodies and hearts for the work of life, and to carry into all we do the highest ideals of character and service.
  • At Nichols School, inspired teachers and students are committed to a quality standard of learning and achievement in all aspects of school life.
  • Our community strives to cultivate each student's sense of responsibility, compassion, honesty, and self-discipline.
  • Our goal is to produce confident and ethical young people equipped for the challenges of life.
  • We embrace and value our school's history and heritage. We also recognize the importance of adaptation and innovation as a means of preparing our students for the future.
  • We strive to create a community that reflects our region's neighborhoods and the wider world.
  • In this environment, our students develop habits of tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1892

Student Body

Total Students595 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Nichols School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses22 courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 11 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,725
Tuition NotesGrades 5-8: $19,725 Grade 9: $20,775 Grades 10-12: $21,175
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions DirectorNina Barone
Admissions AssociateAdrienne Ptak

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBallet, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, VolleyballBalletBaseball,
BasketballCrew,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
TennisVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Nichols School is a nationally recognized coed college preparatory school for grades 5-12. Founded in 1892, Nichols is located in Buffalo, N.Y., and non-denominational, with 582 students from across Western New York and Southern Ontario, as well as several international students. The dedicated faculty is focused on preparing students to thrive in the global community of the 21st century.
  • With an average class size of 14 students, world-class teachers foster each student`s talents beyond the limitations of standardized testing. Nichols develops students` intellectual and extra-curricular passions, and provides access to challenging academic programs, and exceptional athletic, art and international exchange programs. Through leadership opportunities and community service projects, students develop strong work ethic, integrity, character and personal responsibility.
  • Nichols` beautiful campus holds many interactive learning spaces, including a sustainable math and science center, new visual art rooms and unparalleled athletics facilities. International exchange programs in China, Costa Rica, France and Spain create lifelong connections and deepen students` experiences in the classroom. Meaningful service projects strengthen students` understanding of the local community, and further cultivate character and leadership skills.
  • Nichols is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Buffalo
    Grades: PK-12 | 310 students
    4.1 miles
    4625 Harlem Rd
    Buffalo, NY 14226
    (716)839-1242
    4.1 PK-12
    310
  • Buffalo
    St Joseph's Collegiate Institute
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 722 students
    1.2 miles
    845 Kenmore Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14223
    (716)874-4024
    1.2 9-12
    722
  • Buffalo
    Canisius High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 878 students
    1.9 miles
    1180 Delaware Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14209
    (716)882-0466
    1.9 9-12
    878
  • Buffalo
    Bishop Timon-st Jude High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 245 students
    6.7 miles
    601 Mckinley Pkwy
    Buffalo, NY 14220
    (716)826-3610
    6.7 9-12
    245
  • Athol Springs
    St Francis High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 536 students
    11.5 miles
    4129 Lake Shore Rd
    Athol Springs, NY 14010
    (716)627-1200
    11.5 9-12
    536

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