Upper School

Don't Forget to be Kind to Yourself

As a lifer at BB&N, the value of kindness has been ingrained in me since childhood, and it’s informed many of my goals for senior year. As a leader of the GSA (Gender & Sexuality Alliance) and a Peer Counselor, I aim to create an environment that is more inclusive and educated about the LGBTQ+ community and mental health. I want to leave BB&N having made it a kinder environment for those who come next.

Upper School Delights with Winter Concerts

Upper School musicians kicked off the winter season in style with a series of concerts which showcased the melodic talent ringing from every BB&N classroom.

Cabaret Night Hits All the Right Notes

After a pandemic-imposed hiatus last year, a jubilant Singers’ Cabaret returned to the Chorale Room for an evening of performances by nine Upper School students.

Even as a sophomore, Hannah Curhan ’23 still benefited from the mentorship of her Middle School Drama Teacher, Ms. Crewdon. During the winter, Crewdon showed Curhan an email from the METG (Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild), calling for submissions to its first-ever monologue contest.

Congratulations Class of 2021!

Every BB&N graduation is a celebratory event, but none was possibly more jubilant than the one held for the Class of 2021 on June 11 on Nichols Field at the Upper School campus. Only a few months ago it was unclear whether an in-person graduation was even feasible, but with many COVID restrictions for Massachusetts lifted, the graduation ceremony took place "in real life," as students often like to say. The temperate, sunny day could not have been more perfect, or appreciated, by those in attendance.

US Closing Ceremony Honors Class of 2021

The Upper School community gathered on Tuesday, June 8 to celebrate the Closing Ceremony, which marks the end of the school year and honors the accomplishments of many talented students. Along with the award presentations were musical performances by the Upper School Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra, as well as farewells to the Class of 2021 by student speakers from each class.

Project Adventure Brings Freshmen Together

This school year the key to life at BB&N has been flexibility in routines, traditions, and schedules. Such flexibility was front and center in the two days that Project Adventure recently facilitated team-building activities with the Class of 2024 at the Upper School that typically took place during Bivouac.

Shark Week Puts the Bite in Marine Geology

It was shark week at BB&N for seniors in Terry Cox's Marine Geology Cass before March Break. All semester, students have been learning about the history of the ocean floor and different marine species. So far they had dissected clams and squid. Then came the dogfish shark.