22 minutes/14.36 miles from Weston Center
957 Coed students, grades Pre-K to 12.
Student/Faculty ratio: 4:1.
Lower School PreK-6, Middle School 7-8, Upper School 9-12
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.
The connections between our faculty and students are at the heart of our school. We ask members of our community to be engaged learners, compassionate individuals and productive citizens who live our schools.
Welcome to the vibrant, engaging, and generous world of BB&N. Here you will discover the excitement, challenge, and energy that are uniquely ours - and an environment that encourages risk and rewards exploration. The diversity of BB&N nurtures a compelling atmosphere of profound and lasting growth. Here, differences are valued, the less-familiar voice is heard, the unknown is embraced.
BB&N 2007-2008 Program Diversity Guide (PDF)
BB&N has the distinction of being the only pre-kindergarten (or as we say, Beginners) through grade twelve school in the greater Boston area. To us, that is an important reminder that what we do at BB&N is truly unique. It means that we understand the delicate balance between nurture and challenge, trust and risk, success and growth. Because each campus is designed to be both age and developmentally appropriate for students at each juncture of their academic careers, the three have their own distinct