About BB&N

Buckingham Browne & Nichols is a day school in Cambridge that engages students in grades pre-K (called Beginners) through 12 in a rich and invigorating educational experience of the highest quality. The school excels at helping students discover their unique talents and passions and develop them to the fullest.

The curriculum is challenging, forward-thinking, innovative, and flexible, designed to help qualified students from a range of backgrounds and with a range of talents and interests reach new levels of accomplishment. Co-curricular opportunities in athletics, the arts, community service, and other areas add important dimensions to students’ learning.

Students learn on three age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate campuses. The Lower School (Beginners through grade 6) and Middle School (grades 7 and 8) are a short walk from Harvard Square. The Upper School (grades 9 through 12), on the banks of the Charles River, is about a mile away. At every grade, we take full advantage of the range of opportunities our location affords us.

We are a community of engaged learners and compassionate people who embrace the school’s motto: “Honor, Scholarship, Kindness.” This creates an environment where students become active citizens in our school community, and where they feel comfortable taking the kinds of intellectual risks that are vital to learning and growth.

BB&N has an eclectic student body with students from a wide range of backgrounds throughout the Greater Boston area. The diversity of interests, experiences, and perspectives students bring with them to BB&N is one of our greatest strengths. They learn from gifted faculty and from each other as they embrace the challenges of a premier educational experience.

Students come to BB&N with intellectual curiosity and an eagerness to learn. They leave with a clearer sense of what’s possible, well prepared for the next step in their lives, and with a very good idea of which direction to take it.