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Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
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  • Private
  • CAMBRIDGE, MA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B+
  6. Sports
    grade B+

About

Applying

Application Deadline
January 10
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$60,650
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
$39,281
From Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

BB&N admires the great lengths our students can reach pursuing a variety of interests, including the triumphs and stumbles along the way. We look forward to the process, not just the goal. It builds both strength and grace. As a result, our students wield a well-rounded dexterity, bring strong minds, an appreciation for culture, and an eye for the interesting in whatever they choose to do. And our Cambridge location contributes to our students’ well-rounded journey because it affects how we learn, who we meet, and what we experience.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1420
166 responses
Average ACT
32
112 responses

Learning Together at the Upper School

academic spotlight

Honor, Scholarship, and Kindness is a motto that Upper School teachers and learners embody every day of their journey together at the Upper School.

Culture & Safety

Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 23 responses
Poll
48%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
  • Senior Project
    28%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Senior Skip Day
    13%
  • Arts Bash
    10%
  • Senior Week
    10%
  • none
    8%
  • Friday Knight Lights
    5%

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Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,036
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 23 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 23 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$42,600
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 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    No data available  

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 24 responses
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 24 responses
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 24 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 16 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$157,278
National
$75,149
Median Rent
$2,745
National
$1,268
Median Home Value
$1,551,724
National
$281,900

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