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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
    B+
Nichols School is a top rated, private school located in Buffalo, NY. It has 570 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. Tuition is $22,400 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
1250 Amherst St
Buffalo, NY 14216
Telephone
(716) 332-6325

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$22,400
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
Average Financial Aid

Nichols School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1280
120 responses
Average ACT
29
68 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • TOGA
    32%
  • Spirit Day
    24%
  • Basketball and hockey games.
    16%
  • Musical Moments
    12%
  • Senior Week
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
570
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
Living in the Area
NG
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    NG
  2. Good for Families
    NG
  3. Housing
    NG
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$56,595
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$742
National
$949
Median Home Value
$208,200
National
$184,700
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Nichols School Reviews

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Nichols provides students academic and athletic growth but more importantly fosters independence and character - the Nichols school community is the most inviting of all area schools - we visited and shadowed all - none can compare to the welcome experience Nichols provides and nurturing it does everyday and with every interaction. The environment is young adult friendly and comfortable, but maintains very high standards and instills accountability and challenges everyone from the start - without question the program prepares our young adult sons and daughters for life and college! Can't say enough -
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I am currently a junior at Nichols School and attending Nichols has probably been the best choice I have made in my life so far. The academics are very high and the work load is challenging but it overall significantly helps students manage their time better. The sports are great at Nichols and the competitiveness you receive from students is wonderful. The teachers here are just as wonderful as the students and always want the students to do better everyday. The teachers always want to help students and support them. I am so excited to become a senior next year and finally graduate! This school has given me so many new opportunities and has helped me in so many different ways!
Nichols was an excellent experience, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to attend. The high standards expected in academic performance and personal conduct prepared me for the independence of college. The academics are rigorous and comprehensive, and a broad range of subjects are offered. There are a wide range of extracurricular activities offered. I did not participate in sports, but gym class is offered as an alternative.
The teachers at Nichols are wonderful, caring people knowledgeable in their subjects and always willing to help. The small class size allows them to know their students personally, which I believe is important for social development, as well as for recommendation letters.
I found most students to be friendly and reasonably mature, although social atmosphere is largely dependent on class year. Academically, there is some competition among students, but far more collaboration.