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Nichols News & Events

Nichols School is partnering with the North Park Theater to host a weekly screening of classic films in October and November, including introductory discussions and presentations of student pieces.

This week's Faculty Friday features Mrs. Kate Olena, Middle School Theatre teacher. Read our Q&A with Mrs. Olena to hear about what she aspired to be when she was younger, the most exotic places she's traveled, and why she loves teaching.

Nichols Varsity Sailing Team has started racing against the best high school sailors in Western New York. Upper School Science teacher and Varsity Sailing Coach RJ Bouchard talks about this exciting new sport.

This week's Faculty Friday features Mr. Roddy Potter, Upper School English teacher. Read our Q&A with Mr. Potter to hear about his hobbies, the worst thing he's ever smelled, and why he loves Nichols.

At Nichols

Every student is a story

Nichols is a place where passions are nurtured and intellects are sharpened. Our small, rigorous, classes are led by talented faculty who love what they teach and know their students personally.

9 of 10

alumni say they were exceptionally or very well prepared for college

85 %

of Nichols seniors were admitted to "most competitive" or "highly competitive" colleges

8 to 1

student faculty ratio, so each student receives individual attention

30 acre

campus in the heart of North Buffalo


AP classes, with a curriculum that goes beyond the limitations of standardized testing

1 of 3

graduates will play a collegiate sport

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Our Profiles:

Nichols Voices

Class of '17

"At Nichols I have greatly expanded my interests by joining clubs and experiencing different arts, from painting, to photography, to technical theater and so much more."

Class of '17

"I love that at Nichols we are not just students and teachers, we're more of a family and a community. It's really cozy."

Class of '20

“The teachers are engaging, my classmates have become good friends, sports has been exciting, and Nichols has given me a sense of comfort in my education I had previously not possessed."

Class of '15

"Nichols has helped to not only educate me but to expand my horizon beyond the classroom. Nichols was a catalyst in my process of blooming, pushing me to be the best me possible. Without Nichols, I do not think I would be the young adult I am today."

Class of '15

"My love for the arts would not have flourished were it not for the amazing opportunities I have had at Nichols. Nichols Dance prepares dancers to have intellectual opportunities in the world of the arts."

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