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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,700
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
33%
Average Financial Aid
$13,300
From Nichols School

At Nichols School, students are encouraged every day not only to be accepting of challenge, but excited by it. Through caring guidance and unwavering support, they are inspired to face academic, athletic, creative and social growth with confidence and determination. The ease with which our students approach new learning opportunities becomes a mark of their characters, opening doors for them throughout their lives.

Our world-class faculty constantly encourage the exploration of new ideas to expand curriculum and bring it vividly to life. The result is an exciting learning environment that transcends the classroom.

Nichols is a place where students share feelings of familiarity, trust and belonging. With over 35 student organizations, 20 varsity sports, three international exchange programs and leading-edge programs in music, dance, theatre and art, students of all ages have countless opportunities to explore and enrich themselves every day.

Nichols School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1290
157 responses
Average ACT
29
94 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
  • TOGA
    24%
  • Basketball and hockey games.
    19%
  • Spirit Day
    19%
  • Musical Moments
    12%
  • Senior Week
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    567
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
    81%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    84%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
    Poll
    84%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    92%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
    69%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
    92%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      NG
    2. Good for Families
      NG
    3. Housing
      NG
    Median Household Income
    $61,964
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $768
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $225,000
    National
    $184,700

    Nichols School Reviews

    77 reviews
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    I love the opportunities it provide for its students. I love the community and atmosphere you are supported with. The level of encouragement to indulge yourself in new things is incredible. I would love to try and change the schools spirit and cultural settings. It needs some work with getting the students to stop worrying about grades, sports, etc and just have fun!
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    The Nichols community has provided our four children with an exceptional education in and outside of the classroom. In their college experience they reflect on their time at Nichols often with gratitude for the education, the relationship building, their network of friends and the culture of understanding that comes with the Nichols experience. The intentional time built into the day to go to faculty for assistance, touch base with the wellness team, ask their coaches a question, and to broaden their scope of understanding the world is immeasurable. At the on-set of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nichols made online learning a priority in short order while maintaining our core competencies. We are lucky to have a strong board of trustees, faculty, coaches, and staff who care deeply about our students; along with an engaged Parents' Association. Looking forward being on campus in the fall and to the year ahead for our senior daughter.
    Nichols is the type of place that, although competitive, students still support each other throughout everything. The teachers know how to make classes interesting while still challenging us. They also truly know how to bring out the fullest potential in everyone. The facilities are immaculate. Teachers are given everything they need to teach to their best ability. The lunches are delicious (Sage Dining Service really knows what they're doing). Overall, the atmosphere at Nichols is incredibly positive, regardless of how competitive it is.