A variety of school traditions mark the BB&N calendar at the Lower School—some 100 years old, some a great deal newer; some part of the academic fabric of the school, others part of the social fabric. These traditions include:
Maypole – A fixture on the spring calendar dating back to Buckingham School days.
Museum of Fine Arts Day – BB&N artists and their creations take over the galleries at the MFA during this daylong event to showcase the school’s longstanding museum partnership, which enhances arts study for all grades.
Circus – Games, rides, entertainment, crafts—just about everything you’d expect of a circus, minus the lions. This nearly 60-year-old annual event, held at the Lower School, raises money for financial aid.
Soul Cake – 5th graders don Colonial-era togs and perform music of the period at this event held around (and influenced by) Halloween.
Faculty vs. Students Kickball game – Kids and teachers put their best feet forward in this much-anticipated and fiercely contested event, a late-spring rite of passage for Lower Schoolers.
The Mitten Tree – The spirit of giving reigns supreme as children from every grade at the Lower School collect new hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to donate to individuals within our community who are in need.