Thinking Critically, Engaging Responsibly

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

A PreK-12 day school in Cambridge

Honor, Scholarship, Kindness

Together, We Are BB&N

BB&N is a school where you can bring your authentic self. The engagement and dedication of our students, educators, and families form the fabric of our community. Students grow and build confidence in an environment that combines high expectations with a culture of care and compassion. Offering each student a gateway for unlocking their full potential, we cultivate global citizens who will inspire change.


Recipients of Need-Based Aid


Enrolled Students


Self-Identified Students of Color


Towns of Origin

Committed To Growth

Our Dedication to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Global Education

At BB&N, we lead with curiosity and care. We strive to be a school where every community member can be their whole, authentic selves. Our commitment to creating a just community of belonging enhances opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to affirm their identities, deepen their understanding of the world, and embrace multiple perspectives.

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Our Home is Cambridge

At BB&N, we embody the personality and heart of Cambridge. We’re a vibrant community fueled by knowledge and always looking ahead. Every day, students from over 95 towns arrive at our campuses to dive into current issues with the help of trusted community partners. We leverage the best of Cambridge and Greater Boston to put learning into action.

Our Campuses