Upper School

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.

Letters from the Heart: Saffy Patel '22 Founds Volunteer Organization

When Saffron Patel '22 felt the pangs of her distant grandparents' loneliness in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, she resolved to do something about it—not just for her relatives, but for other seniors who also might be missing contact with their families and friends. 

Sophomore All-Stars Debate FCC Fairness Doctrine

Trading a podium microphone for a Zoom-box unmute icon, 10 sophomore debaters created a compelling online event open to the BB&N community despite the physical distance imposed upon all by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Upper School Musical Performs Fan Favorite Mary Poppins

"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" was really the only word to describe the recent Upper School musical production of Mary Poppins. Based on the P. L. Travers' books, the classic tale of a magical nanny who changes the lives of a dysfunctional family came to life in The Lindberg – Serries Theater this March.

Mary Poppins Cast Visits Lower School

In a "practically perfect" start to the school day, the Upper School cast of Mary Poppins surprised Lower School students with performances at both the Buckingham gate and the Morse Building music room during drop-off on Wednesday morning.

Annual Integration Bee Places Math Center Stage

Twenty-two students participated in BB&N's 7th Annual Integration Bee on Monday afternoon. It took two hours of intense—and fun—competition to crown the 2020 BB&N Grand Integrator.

BB&N Students "Pink the Rink" for Breast Cancer Awareness

On Friday, February 7th, the boys and girls varsity hockey teams hosted their annual "Pink the Rink" event at the Nicholas Athletic Center. The event featured both teams playing back-to-back games, baked goods, and apparel on sale, and a large raffle. The event this year raised $2,660 for Breast Cancer Awareness and saw both hockey teams play hard for the cause.

Water Changes Everything

Dr. Leah Cataldo’s Current Topics in Research and Science class has been collaborating with a Round Square school in London exploring hunger, clean water, and sanitation as part of a unit on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).