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Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Admission Open House October 27, 2012 Grades 7-12

Honor Scholarship Kindness


Administration & Admission Contacts

Administrators Rebecca T. Upham, Head of School Lewis Bryant, Director of Multicultural Services Ross Clark, Academic Dean Mary Dolbear, Director of the Middle School Rick Foresteire ’86, Director of Athletics Rory Morton ’81, Dean of Students Geoffrey Theobald, Director of the Upper School

Admission Department Geordie Mitchell, Director of Enrollment Management Martha Newport, Director of Middle School Admission Matt McDonald, Associate Director of Upper School Admission Genieve Rankel, Director of Financial Aid Brian Johnson, Upper School Admission Associate Ellie Loughlin, Upper School Admission Associate Amy Pratt, Upper School Admission Assistant Linda Tran, Middle School Admission Assistant


An inside look at BB&N… Throughout the morning, various programs and informal conversations will be held with members of the BB&N community. Registration, refreshments, and the following will be ongoing: • Upper School campus tours depart from the first floor art gallery; Tours of the Nicholas Athletic Center (NAC) will depart from the lobby of the NAC. • Upper and Middle School students, parents, and faculty available to answer your questions. • Upper and Middle School faculty host Curriculum/ Club Fairs. • Open play rehearsal for the Upper School Drama Department’s fall production, Our Country’s Good, by Timberlake Wertenbaker. • Athletic coaches available in the Nicholas Athletic Center from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Panels and Information Sessions Upper and Middle School Curriculum/Club Fair

Teachers, students, and parents will be available to answer your questions about the School’s academic offerings, student organizations, and parent groups, all of which play a key role in life at BB&N.

9:00 – 12:00 in the Commons, Upper School 9:00 - 12:00 in the Community Room, Middle School The BB&N Middle School

At BB&N, 7th and 8th graders have a space just for them, an entire campus and program designed to develop their unique perspectives and experiences. In the comfort of their own space, Middle School students develop the confidence and skills necessary to meet future challenges. Learn about the experience from Mary Dolbear, Middle School Director, and gain insight into this transformation with a student panel.

9:30 – 9:55 and 10:30-10:55 in the Community Room Welcome from the Head of School

When searching for a school, it is important to investigate the daily life and rhythm of the school and to consider its values and aspirations. Rebecca T. Upham, Head of Buckingham Browne & Nichols, will share with you her thoughts about BB&N and her outlook for the future of the School.

10:00-10:25 in the Theater

Upper School Student Life Panel

Classes, athletics, artistic projects, and other opportunities are important aspects of a student’s overall experience at BB&N. Through this panel discussion, moderated by Dean of Students, Rory Morton, you will hear from students about how BB&N feels from the inside.

9:30 – 9:55 and 11:00 - 11:25 in Room 210 (second floor)


Diversity at BB&N

Please join this important conversation, facilitated by BB&N’s Director of Multicultural Services, Lewis Bryant. For 30 years, Mr. Bryant has led BB&N’s effort to become a truly diverse, multicultural, and inclusive community. While increasing the number of students of color on campus was one of the original goals, supporting a broader definition of diversity, one inclusive of sexual orientation, class, religion, gender, culture, and other social identities is the present day goal at BB&N. We are proud of the many levels of support we offer, and look forward to sharing them with you.

10:30 – 10:55 in Classroom 273-275

Director’s Overview of the Upper School

In this session, Mr. Theobald will discuss strengths of the curriculum, with an eye to the unique opportunities presented to students during their years here. His talk will offer thoughts on the rigor of our program and the warmth of our community.

10:30 – 10:55 and 11:30 – 11:55 in Room 210 (second floor) Financial Aid Information Session

A BB&N education is an investment in your child’s future, one that is within everyone’s reach thanks to our extensive financial aid program. This session will walk you through the process of applying for financial aid for the first time, with the goal of demystifying an often intimidating process. Presented by Genieve Rankel, Director of Financial Aid.

11:00 – 11:25 in Classroom 273-275


Program Schedule 9:00-9:25 a.m. Upper School Commons

Community Room

9:30-9:55 a.m. 10:00-10:25 a.m.

US Curriculum/ US Curriculum/ US Curriculum/ Club Fair Club Fair Club Fair Middle School

Middle School

Middle School

Curriculum Fair

Student Panel

Curriculum Fair

R e h e a r s a l

Welcome from the Head of School

Theater O p e n

Room 210

Nicholas Athletic Center

Student Life Panel

Athletic Center Tours

Athletic Center Tours

C o a c h e s Av a i l a b l e 9 : 0 0 t o 1 1 : 0 0

Room 273-275

First Floor Gallery

Campus Tours

Campus Tours

Campus Tours


Program Schedule

10:30-10:55 a.m. 11:00-11:25 a.m. 11:30-11:55 a.m.

Upper School Commons

Community Room

US Curriculum/ US Curriculum/ US Curriculum/ Club Fair Club Fair Club Fair

Middle School

Middle School

Student Panel

Curriculum Fair Curriculum Fair

Middle School

Theater Open Rehearsal

Room 210

Upper School Director’s Overview

Nicholas Athletic Center

Athletic Center Athletic Center Tours Tours

Room 273-275

Diversity at BB&N

Financial Aid Information Session

Campus Tours

Campus Tours

First Floor Gallery

Student Life Panel

Upper School Director’s Overview Athletic Center Tours

Coaches Available

Campus Tours


DATES TO REMEMBER

January 15, 2013

Admission Applications Due

February 1, 2013 Financial Aid Applications Due (SSS Online) March 1, 2013

2012 Tax Returns Due for Financial Aid Applicants

March 8, 2013

Admission Notification Date

April 10, 2013

Family Reply Date

SSAT Administration Dates November 10, 2012 December 8, 2012 January 5, 2013

ISEE Administration Dates Most Saturdays: check www.erblearn.org for more information


Today’s Athletic Events vs. St. George’s School 2:30pm: Varsity Girls’ Field Hockey 2:30pm: JV Girls’ Soccer 4:00pm: Varsity Girls’ Soccer 4:00pm: JV Girls’ Field Hockey 5:00pm: Varsity Football vs. Roxbury Latin


Three Campuses, One School ...the joy of learning at every step.

A coeducational day school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, BB&N offers a continuity of education that is rare among independent schools. The educational program provides a challenging core curriculum that is taught in insightful, innovative ways. BB&N’s three separate campuses have been carefully designed to complement the developmental growth of children. Each campus is composed of energetic learners, from a wide variety of backgrounds and geographic locations, united by a common pursuit of excellence. At BB&N, students are encouraged to test their ideas and broaden their ways of thinking, as they experience a range of viewpoints within a safe, supportive environment. Additionally, the School’s location makes its possible to expand the classrooms beyond their finite walls and engage the larger world. BB&N offers a dynamic combination of exceptional academics and extensive opportunities, available to all in an inclusive environment where individuals feel comfortable being themselves.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

80 Gerry’s Landing Road, Cambridge, MA 02138-5512 617-800-2136 www.bbns.org


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