A private coeducational school for grades 5-12 in Buffalo, NY.

Nichols News & Events

This February Faculty Friday features Mr. Russell Combs, Junior Dean and Upper School History teacher! Mr. Combs- or should we say Sherpa Combs- gives us a little history lesson on the presidential Chief of Staff, provides some advice for rising juniors, and reveals that he can't "picture himself teaching anywhere else."

Our Faculty Friday of the week is... Dr. Mancuso, Upper School Arts teacher! Read about Dr. Mancuso's love of cold weather and winter sports, Hollywood film director Wes Anderson, and, of course, Nichols!

Last Saturday, 26 Nichols students competed in 34 events at the Erie/Niagara regional Science Olympiad. Out of 40 teams, Nichols won 46 medals and finished in 4th place overall, qualifying for the New York State finals for the second year in a row!

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

Mr. Cammarata

"The students, my colleagues, parents, and everyone I meet during my day are the reason this is such an extraordinary place to learn and teach."

Class of '22

"I love all of my teachers at Nichols. They're inviting, engaging, and always happy to help."

Class of '19

“Nichols is about being yourself. You can be the artist. You can be the scientist. You can be the dancer. You're encouraged and expected to be you."

Mrs. Olena

"Coming to Nichols, where teachers are passionate about their subjects and where getting a great education is central to the students' lives, was like coming home."

Class of '18

"My passions for science and volunteering have really grown during my time at Nichols as I have so many opportunities to live out my passions everyday."

Class of '17

"I'm really excited for the hockey season. My teammates are my best friends, we are a big family."

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