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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School is a top rated, private school located in Cambridge, MA. It has 1,014 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. Tuition is $50,000 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 99% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
80 Gerrys Landing Rd
Cambridge, MA 02138
Telephone
(617) 547-6100
Website

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$50,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
24%
Average Financial Aid
$35,817

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1400
108 responses
Average ACT
32
89 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Senior Project
    40%
  • Arts Bash
    20%
  • Senior Skip Day
    20%
  • Baseball games.
    10%
  • Senior Week
    10%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,014
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$34,800
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
4
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$123,446
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,175
National
$949
Median Home Value
$926,721
National
$184,700
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Buckingham Browne & Nichols School Reviews

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I'm not saying that BB&N is perfect, but it is an amazing environment where the teachers and students are excellent. Coming from a very small public school where most kids were planning on dropping out of high school, BB&N helped me rediscover my love for academics. I would highly recommend this school!
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Buckingham Browne and Nichols School has welcomed me with open arms since freshman year when I joined. With stellar academics and student involvement, this private day school located right next to Harvard and other prestigious colleges has a wonderful environment both in and outside of the school. If there was one thing that could be changed about the school, it's the crazy long school days. Many times, the last on-campus commitment would end past 6pm. However, that also has taught many students including myself how to really manage time well.
BB&N has amazing academics and more arts and culture than most high schools. The two downsides are the incredibly stressful environment (which you can't really do much about, it's full of high achieving students) and the lack of diversity. I understand that BB&N tries to have good diversity and I appreciate that, but I'll echo some of the previous comments: they let a fair amount of people in for sports or money that don't bring anything else to the table.

Besides racial diversity, which they have been trying to improve on, BB&N lacks socioeconomic variation and especially diversity of thought. I appreciate the school's agenda of tolerance, but the lack of diverse political opinions is kind of annoying. I mean, there's not a ton they can do being in Cambridge, but it feels like they are trying to force an agenda onto us. I am incredibly liberal myself, but it just becomes obnoxious the amount of preachy politics they talk about.