Upper School

Exercising the Inquiry Muscles: Science Teaching in Hybrid Mode

Science teacher Michael Chapman stands before an iPad mounted on a tripod and speaks to his four Honors Chemistry students doing today’s lab remotely—three at home and one, an on-campus senior, who Zooms in to this class of junior-cohort students. 

Pandemic Proof: Forging Connections Through Literature

"Only two brief paragraphs are devoted to Frederick Douglass's encounter with abolitionists in his new career as a public speaker for the cause of abolition," says English teacher Sarah Getchell to her AP English 11 class. "We've talked about this as a rhetorical text, intended to persuade its readers. Why, from a rhetorical standpoint, would he choose to end his Narrative as he does?" 

Upper School Musicians Hit the Right Notes

Utilizing virtual platforms, masks, and social distancing, BB&N’s student musicians persevered this winter to bring the sounds of the season to life through a series of wonderful performances.

Zen and the Art of Fishing

Standing along the banks of the Charles River on a mild October afternoon, Tristan Fitzgerald '22 draws back his Pflueger President Spinning Combo fishing rod and expertly casts a baited hook into the water.

Fall Sports Season Wraps Up

This fall sports season at BB&N was far from normal, but student-athletes, coaches, trainers, and administrators worked hard to deliver an enjoyable experience despite the challenges created by COVID-19.

On & Off Campus Blog: Latest Posts

On and Off CampusBB&N Alumni/ae Office's weekly blog, features contributions by members of the BB&N community, including the student writing panel, current and past faculty, and alumni/ae. Check out some of the latest posts.

Seniors Continue Tradition with Digital Tiles

Despite COVID-19 and classes moving online, the Class of 2020 still completed the longstanding BB&N tradition of making Senior Tiles. Since the 1950s, students (then at Browne and Nichols, now at BB&N) have finished their 12th grade year by painting square ceramic tiles.

Seniors Celebrate with One-of-a-Kind Graduation

The voice of Upper School Director, Geoff Theobald, rang out at 80 Gerry's Landing, announcing each student's name as the Class of 2020 graduated in what everyone present agreed was the most memorable celebration in the School's history. If you closed your eyes and only listened to Theobald, you might have for a moment thought you were in the NAC, as in previous years.