Mission & Philosophy

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Buckingham Browne and Nichols Athletic & Wellness Department is to develop life skills, sportsmanship and citizenship.

Guiding Principles

In pursuing and supporting our purpose, BB&N strives to adhere to the following guiding principles that ensure and promote our department’s mission and philosophy.

Our number one responsibility is to create and promote a safe, healthy, non-threatening and respectful environment.

We teach that character in competition is no different than ethics in life. By subscribing to solid and honorable principles, students learn skills that will impact their lives for years to come. The values inherent to a BB&N athletic experience are: teamwork, ethical and responsible behavior on and off the field, adherence to the spirit of rules, leadership, and sportsmanship.

By inspiring a commitment to others, we strive to instill school spirit and a true sense of community into the broader life and fabric of our diverse campus.

We will provide students with the opportunity to develop life skills such as: valuing physical activity, healthy food and sleep choices, self-care and advocacy, mindfulness, play and more.

Interscholastic and wellness programs will be organized and supported in a manner consistent with our commitment to academic excellence, the integrity of ISL member institutions, and the personal growth of students.