US Admission Tour Guides
Prospective families visiting BB&N have a wonderful opportunity to view the enthusiasm and energy flowing through the hallways. A palpable sense of community exists here, and students, parents, and faculty are proud to share their experience with future students. From helping with Open House in the fall to staffing Re-Visit Days in the spring, BB&N relies on its dedicated students and parents to communicate the values of the school to prospective families.
The Upper School admission tour guides number close to 200 - nearly half the student body. Led by the Student Admission Board (SAB), the members are eager to connect with prospective students and their families.
It is a testament to their passion for BB&N that our tour guides are not only willing, but consider it an honor, to carve out time from their busy schedules to tour students who are considering BB&N. The tours offer a chance to peek into classrooms and see the arts and athletic facilities, but most importantly to feel the palpable energy and witness first-hand the messy vitality that make up the BB&N experience. The opportunity to interact with a student and learn about BB&N from their perspective is often the most powerful and authentic aspect of a campus visit.
Read on to meet four students from our SAB (Student Admission Board)!
“In my opinion, a tour is the most important part of your school search. It's a chance to see BB&N in action and get specific questions answered from a current student in an one on one setting. Giving tours to prospective students has by far been one of my favorite parts of my high school experience. It brightens my day to interact with families who are excited to learn about BB&N and to have the opportunity to show off all of the reasons that I love my school. I customize my tours to show applicants how they specifically will fit into the community depending on their unique academic and extracurricular interests. I hope by the end of a tour that a student can see themselves enrolling at BB&N!”
“Finding the perfect school ultimately comes down to the feeling you get when you visit, and tour guides are a huge part of that connection. I love giving tours because I get to share all the experiences that have made me fall in love with BB&N. Telling students about Bivouac, our ten day freshman orientation in New Hampshire, is by far my favorite part. It is a unique opportunity for all the freshman to enter the BB&N with shared memories and budding friendships. However cliché it may sound, high school is a collection of moments, and the tours are meant to give you a taste of all the incredible moments you will have at BB&N.”
“I really enjoy giving tours because it gives me the chance to show prospective students BB&N’s highlights and I really enjoy meeting kids and their families. I’ve been involved in numerous things here, from our JV hockey team to FemCo. BB&N has worked well for me because every student and teacher is really passionate about learning. One of the benefits of the school is its openness to many different kinds of students and the effort the school makes to welcome a diverse student body. Respect and appreciation are part of school culture.”
"When I was choosing between independent schools for high school, before I decided on BB&N I was considering one other school. When I started in ninth grade, I found that there were so many wonderful programs and relationships happening in the high school that I did not get a sense of when I visited - this would have made BB&N an easy choice! My goal as a tour guide and a student on the Student Admissions Board (SAB) is to communicate as much as I can of the authentic BB&N experience so that prospective students and parents can make their choice as well-informed and confidently as possible."
The Student Admission Board (SAB) regularly take over the school Instagram to offer an even closer look into life at BB&N. Be sure to follow @bbnschool to keep up with what is happening on campus!