Welcome from Head of School Rebecca T. Upham

My office at the Upper School of Buckingham Browne & Nichols occupies a rounded corner of Renaissance Hall. On a given day I hear strains of Mozart escaping from our orchestra and chorale rehearsal spaces above me; I note the excited dialogue and occasional laughter from the round-table history classroom next door; I see the blur of scholar athletes on the fields through my window; I admire the engaging student art work adorning the hallways outside, and I enjoy the camaraderie occurring between students and faculty in the sunny courtyard just beyond. There is an abundance of activity and learning happening at every level, and on each of our three campuses, and I feel privileged to be a part of it.

In my 16 years as Head of School at BB&N I have witnessed this dynamic learning environment on all three of our campuses. This is a special place, with a rich legacy of teaching bright, curious students who come from a broad range of backgrounds and with a broad range of interests. Together, we create a community where students are offered not only a world-class education, but a world of possibilities.

As we build on that tradition today, BB&N has earned a well-deserved reputation for forward-thinking approaches to education. Teaching and learning are not by rote here. Our classrooms and labs and studios crackle with life. "Engage" is a central word in our mission and values, one that gets right to the heart of the BB&N experience. And whether we have the good fortune of teaching a student for four or fourteen years, our dedicated faculty on all three campuses are committed to helping ensure that BB&N graduates will leave our fold with the skills and knowledge to thrive not just for the next four years, but for a lifetime of "principled engagement" as a citizen of our rapidly changing world.

I encourage you to explore our website to learn about our community and our offerings. We look forward to meeting you should you visit any of our campuses.

Rebecca T. Upham
Head of School

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