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Buckingham Browne and Nichols School

School rating 5/5 by Duke University student

80 Gerrys Landing Road Cambridge MA 02138 United States
PK to 12th
Top 30 Harvard Feeder


Buckingham Browne and Nichols School review by Duke University student. Academics are very strong at BB&N, and you definitely have the flexibility to choose various "tracks" through the Math and Science programs to tailor your classes to your skill level, much like college. The level of work and time commitment is high but prepares you well for college. The workload is probably about 3-5 hours per night. Teachers are readily available and eager to offer feedback.

College Counseling

College counseling is very helpful....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

The school looks for well....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Don't ask their questions for them...

School Life

The student body is very cohesive. With small class sizes, nearly everyone knows everyone. The school's discipline system fairly standard, not too rigid, but also not liberal. It is a predominately upper-class white student background. That being said, however, everyone is always open and kind.

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