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Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
80 Gerry's Landing Road    
Cambridge, Massachusetts  02138  
   
Private/Independent School
Coed Day pre-k 12 1037 students
 

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Employer Description
 

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Buckingham Browne & Nichols is a day school that engages students in grades pre-K (called Beginners) through 12 in a rich and invigorating educational experience of the highest quality. The school excels at helping students discover their unique talents and passions and develop those strengths to the fullest.

 

The curriculum is challenging, forward-thinking, innovative, and flexible, designed to help qualified students from a range of backgrounds and with a range of talents and interests reach new levels of accomplishment. Co-curricular opportunities in athletics, the arts, community service, and other areas add important dimensions to students’ learning. Students learn on three age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate campuses. The Lower School (Beginners through grade 6), Middle School (grades 7 and 8), and The Upper School (grades 9 through 12). At every grade, we take full advantage of the range of opportunities our location affords us.


We are a community of engaged learners and compassionate people who embrace the school’s motto: “Honor, Scholarship, Kindness.” This creates an environment where students become active citizens in our school community, and where they feel comfortable taking the kinds of intellectual risks that are vital to learning and growth. Our vision of a just community of belonging is rooted in the complexity of our identities and experiences. The vibrancy and vitality we feel in the classrooms, hallways, stages and playing fields of BB&N derive from the people who are here. At its root are the varied interests and experiences, the different backgrounds, cultures, religions, views, and perspectives that our students and faculty bring to their classes and families bring to myriad activities. Each of us adds to the richness of another’s experience. Working and playing together teaches us lifelong lessons about appreciating each other, knowing and understanding each other, and learning from each other.

 
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Diversity Mission Statement
 

We acknowledge that historically, independent schools were not built as inclusive institutions. They provided opportunities to members of the community with privileged identities while denying people of historically marginalized identities. Therefore, we are tasked with dismantling the traditions that reify systems that create inequity. BB&N is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution. This commitment is integral to the mission and vision of the School.


BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. At BB&N, we value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all. The different perspectives and experiences of our students define the fabric of our community and contribute to the growth of the individuals who call BB&N their alma mater and shape the classroom and extracurricular experiences.


BB&N’s commitment to DEIG and connections to our local and global communities enhance opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to affirm their identities, broaden their understanding, and practice principled engagement.


Commitments

  • We are committed to building meaningful relationships with inquiry, intention, and compassion. 

  • We are committed to transparency and accountability that support lasting systemic change.

  • We are committed to anti-racist, anti-bias, culturally responsive pedagogy and practices that provide equitable learning opportunities for all members of our community.

  • We are committed to fostering a practice of critical self reflection that invites individual and communal examination of our position, power, and privilege.  

  • We are committed to the pursuit of liberation, active solidarity, and civic engagement, rooted in the belief that every person deserves to show up as their whole, authentic selves.