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Nichols News & Events

This week's Faculty Friday features Latin teacher and Mock Trial coach Nicholas Swift. Read on to learn why Mr. Swift thinks the classics are relevant today, what we can learn from Sophocles and some of the differences between teaching at UB and Nichols.

Today's Faculty Friday features college counselor and history teacher Dr. Joel Siepierski. He talks about how the college admissions process has evolved over the years, gives advice to student-athletes going on to play in college, and why he is raising money to support children with autism.

This is the second year in a row that both the Middle School and the Upper School teams have moved onto States. Last year, the teams won a combined total of 77 medals at 4 contests. This year, they are already at 78 medals, and we still have two more contests to go!

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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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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