How to Apply

Lower School

BB&N’s Lower School welcomes applications for all grades from Beginners (pre-Kindergarten) through Grade 6. Students may apply for any grade, though the three entry points that have the largest number of openings are:

  • Beginners
  • Kindergarten
  • Grade 6

To enroll at BB&N, Beginners must have turned 4 years old by September 1; Kindergartners must be at least 5 years old by September 1.

Parents/guardians of Lower School applicants should schedule an interview and tour in the fall or early winter (by January at the latest). Grade 6 student applicants are asked to attend these visits with their parents and participate in an interview; the tours and interviews are not designed for students applying for Beginners through Grade 5.

All student applicants are required to attend evaluation visits on a date other than the parent/guardian interview. These student evaluations occur on selected dates in December and January. Grade 6 applicants are also required to take the ISEE or SSAT standardized test by January 16, 2017. Grade 5 applicants are not required to interview but are required to take the ISEE test (the SSAT is available only for students applying to Grade 6 or above).

You can apply online or download the application. The application includes information from parents, grade-appropriate school and teacher reports from the student’s current school, a student questionnaire for applicants to Grades 5 and 6, and an optional personal recommendation (for applicants to Grades 2-6 only). We also require transcripts for the current year and two prior years (if applicable).

We base admissions decisions on a number of criteria, including a child’s interests and abilities, previous school record (if any), motivation for learning, and potential for succeeding at BB&N.

Once accepted to the Lower School, your child will not need to reapply to BB&N's Middle and Upper Schools.

Deadline: The written application form and a required parent/guardian interview and tour must be completed by January 16, 2017. See other key dates in the sidebar at right.

Apply Online or Download the Application

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact:

Lower School Admission
617-800-2471
lsadmission@bbns.org

Middle School

We encourage applications to the Middle School (Grades 7 and 8) from bright students living throughout the Greater Boston area who are eager for a challenging and rewarding educational experience.

You can apply online or download the application. The application includes information from parents, a student questionnaire and essay, grade-appropriate school and teacher reports from the student's current school, and personal recommendations.

An interview is a required part of the admission process. An interview and tour can be arranged by calling the Middle School Admission Office at 617-800-2336.

Admissions decisions are based on a student’s merit as determined by previous school achievement and scores on standardized tests, and on other factors that allow us to assess his or her chances for success at BB&N and fit within the BB&N community.

Applicants must submit scores for either the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) or the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) by mid-January.

Once accepted, your child will not need to reapply to BB&N's Upper School.

Deadline: The completed application form is due by January 16, 2017. See other key dates in the sidebar at right.

Apply online or Download the Application

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact:

Middle School Admission
617-800-2336
msadmission@bbns.org

Upper School


The Upper School (Grades 9-12) invites applications from students who are eager to embrace the challenges of a premier educational experience that's designed to prepare them for success in college and beyond. To apply, please follow the steps below.


  1. Inquire. Inquire online or call the admissions office at (617) 800-2136 to request information.
  2. Schedule an interview. An interview is a required part of the admission process. An interview and tour can be arranged by calling the Upper School Admission Office at 617-800-2136
  3. Apply. You can apply online or download the application. The application includes information from parents, a student questionnaire and essay, grade-appropriate school and teacher reports from the student's current school, and personal recommendations. All necessary forms are downloadable from within your online account and are included in the downloadable application. If you would like just the recommendation forms, please click the appropriate link below.
  4. Schedule an admissions test. Applicants must submit scores for either the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) or the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) by mid-January.

Deadline: The completed application form is due by January 16, 2017.

We consider a range of factors in making admissions decisions, including past academic work and co-curricular activities, talents and interests, potential for growth at BB&N, and potential to contribute to the school community.

For more information contact:

Upper School Admission
617-800-2136
apratt@bbns.org

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