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Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School is a coeducational private traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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Buckingham Browne & Nichols, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham school and the Browne & Nichols school, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on three separate campuses, we work as one school in the pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community which enriches our daily experience. At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and a deep concern and respect for others. Our educational program, coordinated from beginners through grade twelve, provides a rigorous core curriculum, taught in flexible and innovative ways. Students acquire the skills and discipline necessary for academic accomplishment and learn to reflect, take risks and to discover. The curriculum is strengthened by our commitment to a comprehensive program in the arts and athletics. In all of our experiences, both those within the school and those which use our urban location, we encourage self-reliance, knowledge of oneself and a capacity for leadership.



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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 1,012
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 32
Kindergarten 40
1 40
2 42
3 39
4 39
5 42
6 54
7 85
8 86
9 124
10 132
11 128
12 129

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Buckingham Browne & Nichols School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Gender 50% Male / 50% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 73%
Multi-racial 3%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 13%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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